Learning Center

The Los Padres National Forest supports conservation education in schools and communities. For example, the forest contributed to the development of displays and materials for the new Pacific Grove Museum traveling exhibit "Bringing the Condors Home: The story of the California Condor and the biologists struggling to save it." The forest also initiated the design of new permanent exhibits at the Santa Barbara Zoological Garden focusing on threatened and endangered species found within Los Padres National Forest and how the public can help protect these species.

Visit the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center in the Ojai Ranger District

[Photograph]: Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center.Located just 8 miles north from Ojai on Highway 33 at 17017 Maricopa Highway, the Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center is the gateway to the southern Los Padres National Forest. The Center sells maps, trail guides, forest-related books, Adventure Passes, and other items as well as providing recreational and other information to forest visitors. In addition, the Center sponsors a variety of educational training programs. The Center is open on weekends from,9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.