Ameal Moore Nature Center

The Ameal Moore Nature Center sits at the main trailhead entrance to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, a 1,500 acre park that is one of eight protected core reserves designated by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency for the Federally-listed…

Explore the Park Trails

Whether you hike, bike, or just stroll, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park’s trail system is a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful natural environment within the City of Riverside! The trail offers amazing views of the city, chances to see…

Share Your Photos

Enjoy using the park? Please join us in sharing what you love about Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park by posting your photos and stories! Whether it be a wildlife sighting or a memorable moment with family or friends in the park,…

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Science Chats: You Collect WHAT?

This past Science Chats we invited UC Riverside Entomologist Ian Wright to speak with us about the importance of long-term natural history collections. Natural history collections can be anything from an organism in a jar to pinned insects. Collections like…

Second Saturdays: Arbor Day

This past Second Saturdays event the Ameal Moore Nature Center was all about trees as we celebrated Arbor Day.  We know we were early (Arbor day is Friday April 28th this year) but there’s really never a bad time to…

Science Chats: Something in the Water

Tap water is regulated and tested for your safety!  Riverside’s water is tested by devoted scientists who make sure that your water is free of harmful bacteria.  This past Science Chats we welcomed Janie Bernal, a local scientist who tests…

Volunteer!

Volunteering with the City of Riverside can be a fun and rewarding activity.  The nature center is always happy to have volunteers help staff various educational events. For more information, please contact Kim Cobb at kcobb@riversideca.gov We’re looking forward to working…

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Riverside Citizen Science

Our Mission: The mission of Riverside Citizen Science is to engage our community in observing and documenting Riverside’s natural environment. The program will foster appreciation and stewardship through nature-centered activities. Science, through community participation and collaboration, becomes a permanent part…

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Nature Spotter

The Riverside Nature Spotter app is a handy tool that helps nature lovers share their observations –whether it be an insect, plant, animal, or other living thing. Spotters can send a photo with questions about what they’ve seen and a…

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