The Ameal Moore Nature Center was proud to host the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing for Riverside Citizen Science Wednesday morning, January 28, 2015. Alexander Friend (Station Director, USDA, Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station), Kim Wilcox (Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside), Roy Takeno (Vice-President of the Riverside-Corona Reserouce Conservation District), and Riverside’s Mayor Rusty Bailey were all in attendance to sign at this exciting event. Even Smokey the Bear came out to take pictures and celebrate the day for Citizen Science!
Riverside Citizen Science is supported by the dedicated men and women in Riverside who work to ensure that science, through community participation and collaboration, becomes a permanent part of Riverside’s culture and identity. Riverside Citizen Science’s mission is to engage the community in observing and documenting Riverside’s natural environment. The program fosters appreciation and stewardship by staging and supporting nature-centered activities. The nature center is proud to help promote the sciences to visitors and to encourage everyone to step outdoors and enjoy nature’s wonders. By participating in Citizen Science visitors can help scientists document what can be found in the park.