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This educational and conservation center opened in 2003. Serving the northeast Los Angeles communities, the Audubon Center at Debs Park strives to teach and inspire people to understand and care for the environment. Special programs have been designed to engage school age children, where they can explore and learn about the native flora and fauna. Spot butterflies, lizards, squirrels, rabbits, warblers, hummingbirds and more as you stroll through this serene landscape.
Once upon a time, Rancho La Brea or La Brea Tar Pits was only a Mexican land grant. Now a museum, the tar pits have been the world's richest deposit of Ice Age fossils. More than 40,000 years ago, mammoths, saber-toothed cats and dire wolves freely roamed the Los Angeles basin and became entrapped in the natural asphalt of the tar pits. During the summer months, visitors can observe the ongoing excavation from Pit 91 and get an insight into the excavation where scientists discovered the new Ice Age specimen.
This is a non-profit group that plants trees and teaches the community about environmental issues. It plants both native and exotic plants. The tour is for children and is located in Coldwater Canyon Park, a 45-acre area where children can learn about the plants around them as well as spend some time gardening. Kids are taught about recycling and how they can help in their everyday lives to protect the environment and the future of the planet.