2015

December 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
December 5, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Chain, Chain, Chaaaaaaaain- Chain of Food!
December 12, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we discuss food chains!  Food chains are how scientists follow the flow of energy in nature.  Their existence is part of the delicate balance of nature.  Come in for this free, family friendly event as we talk about the importance of who eats who!

Guided Nature Hikes
December 19, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

November 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
November 7, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

The guided hike for November 7, 2015 has been canceled.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you for our November 21st hike.

Second Saturdays: Owls!
November 14, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we go all out for owls!  Owls are some of nature’s most fascinating creatures and here in Riverside we’re lucky enough to have several species!  Come into the nature center for a fun owl themed day as we discuss owls and dissect owl pellets!  This event is free and family friendly.  Children’s crafts will be provided.

Guided Nature Hikes
November 21, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

October 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
October 3, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Riverside’s Long Night of Arts and Innovation
October 8, 2015 | 5pm-12am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

The City of Riverside’s Long Night of Arts and Innovation will showcase the best of our four universities, technologies, innovations, performing and visual arts, individual exhibit, presentations, demonstrations, and artistic performances in numerous downtown venues. The Ameal Moore Nature Center will be participating with its parent site the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.  Hope to see you there!

Second Saturdays: Critters of the Night!
October 10, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us at the Ameal Moore Nature Center as we talk about bats!  Do bats scare you?  Come in for bat information, displays, and crafts!  This event is free and family friendly!

Guided Nature Hikes
October 17, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Riverside BioBlitz
October 17, 2015 | 10am-4pm & 6pm-9pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Please join us at the Ameal Moore Nature Center Saturday October 17, 2015 from 10am-4pm as we host a BioBlitz! A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying conducted by scientists, naturalists, and volunteers. We encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate in a variety of tasks led by scientists and naturalists from Western Riverside County’s Regional Conservation Authority, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, UCR, and more.

Activities during the daylight hours will include mapping wildlife burrows to understand some of our rarest species, comparing insect diversity in grazed and ungrazed portions of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, and looking at the phenology (seasonal changes) of perennial plants.  Evening activities will focus on bats.

Make sure you come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen, and sensible shoes. Don’t forget to download the Museum’s free Nature Spotter app to help catalog what you see! It’s free and a great tool to have with you year round. For more information contact Teresa Woodard (twoodard@riversideca.gov) or Erin Conlisk (erin.conlisk@gmail.com).

Can’t make the whole day? Not a problem! Come in whenever you can and see how you can help us document the park! We look forward to seeing you here!

September 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
September 5, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Big Cool Cats!
September 12, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we talk about big cats in the park!  The Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park has some majorly cool cats in it!  Come join us for a day all about big cats as we discuss habitat, behavior, and more!  Family friendly crafts will be available too!  Come on out for this puuuuuuurfect day!

This event is free and family friendly.

Guided Nature Hikes
September 19, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

August 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
August 1, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Water Conservation
August 8, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we talk about water conservation!  Living in Southern California has its perks!  We can surf, ski, hike, and climb- all in one day if we’re willing to drive!  But living here also means having an awareness of water.  Water is a precious resource and we need to take care to use it wisely!  Come join us for a day all about water conservation as we discuss why it’s important, tips to help conserve, water wise plants and more!  Family friendly crafts will be available too!

This event is free and family friendly.

Guided Nature Hikes
August 15, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Hot Summer Nights: Starry Nights in Riverside!
August 28, 2015 | 8-10pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center

Join us for our second Fourth Fridays event ‘Hot Summer Nights: Starry Nights in Riverside’ as we discuss the stars!   Our night will include crafts and activities, information about stars, and a brief evening trek up to a telescope station where we’ll be stargazing with the Riverside Astronomical Society (RAS).  Please be sure to wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes as we will be outside and remember to bring water with you!  This event is free and family friendly!

July 2015:

*The nature center will be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for the holiday.  Guided hikes will resume July 18th.

Second Saturdays: Composting 101
July 11, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we hold a composting workshop!  Have you ever wanted to know what compost can do for you and your garden?  Did you want to start but just didn’t know where or how?  Come for this free event as we talk about compost, its use, and help you get your own compost started!  Supplies will be provided by the nature center.  If you would like to help us with our supplies, please bring your own plastic water bottles (2 per household).

This event is free and family friendly.

Guided Nature Hikes
July 18, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Hot Summer Nights: Insect Rave!
July 24, 2015 | 7-9pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center

Join us for our first Fourth Fridays event ‘Hot Summer Nights: Insect Rave!’ as we discuss bio-luminescence in arthropods, hunt for insects, and have glow in the dark craft activities.

June 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
June 6, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Slither, Rattle, & Hiss!
June 13, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we discuss rattlesnakes!  Do snakes scare you?  What if we told you they want you to leave them alone as much as you want them to leave you alone?  Learning about these fascinating creatures helps us not only stay safe, but protect them as well, which ensures our delicate ecosystem remains in tact.    This Second Saturdays event we’ll be exploring rattlesnakes as we talk about their behavior, habitat, patterns, and importance.

Stop by from 11am-2pm for this free and family friendly event!

Guided Nature Hikes
June 20, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Smithsonian Science How Live Webcasts
Astrology- Meteorites and Spacecraft Missions
June 25, 2015 | 11-11:30 am| Ameal Moore Nature Center

The Smithsonian Science How Live Webcast will be broadcast from the Ameal Moore Nature Center from 11-11:30am.  Join us as we tune in to watch geologist Tim McCoy as he discusses meteorites, space travel, and the study of the stars.  For more information on the webcast, click HERE.

May 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes CANCELED
May 2, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

This hike has been canceled.  Hikes will resume their regular scheduling in June.

Smithsonian Science How Live Webcasts
Mummy Science: Natural and Cultural Preserved Remains
May 7, 2014 | 11am-ll:30am | Ameal Moore Nature Center

The Smithsonian Science How Live Webcast will be broadcast from the Ameal Moore Nature Center at 11-11:30am.  Join us as we tune in to watch physical anthropologist David Hunt as he talks about mummies and the science behind them.  For more information on the webcast, click HERE.

NOTE: The Smithsonian Webcasts website cautions that “This program includes examples of human remains and may not be suitable for some viewers.”

Second Saturdays: The Productive Earth- Native Plants and Their Uses!
May 9, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we discuss native plants and their uses!  Ever stop to think about what else the plants in your yard can do besides look pretty?  Could you cook with them?  Or maybe cure illnesses?  What about dye clothing?    This Second Saturdays event we’ll be exploring these questions as we talk about native species, their importance, and their uses.

Stop by from 11am-2pm and try your hand at some natural dye processes and basket weaving!

This event is free and family friendly!

Guided Nature Hikes CANCELED
May 16, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

This hike has been canceled.  Hikes will resume their regular scheduling in June.

April 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
April 4, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Invasive Invasion!
April 11, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this Second Saturdays event as we put the spotlight on the world around us in honor of Earth Day!  We’ll be talking about invasive species, which can be described as a kind of living pollution.  Come in for information on invasive species, activities, and fun!

Guided Nature Hikes
April 18, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

March 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
March 7, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center |Free

Guided hikes have a new time!  Hikes will now start at 9am.

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 9am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Go Wild for Wildflowers!
March 14, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this month for Seconds Saturdays as we focus on wildflowers!  This free family-friendly event will include information on wildflowers, plant themed crafts, and guided nature hikes in the park.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Guided Nature Hikes CANCELED
March 21, 2015 | 9am-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

The guided hike for March 21st has been canceled.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are thankful for your understanding.  Guided hikes will resume their normal scheduling in April and we look forward to seeing visitors at our future hikes then.

Still want to go for a hike?  Come on out to the park!  You don’t need a guide to take a hike through the trails.  Stop into the nature center with any questions you have from 9am-5pm today.

Cahuilla Spring Break Camp CANCELED
March 30-April 3 | 8am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $99/child

We regret to announce that our Cahuilla Spring Break Camp has been canceled due to a lack of interest.  Please check back with us for the possibility of future camps at a later time.

FEBRUARY 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
February 7, 2015 | 10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 10am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays: Birds, Birds, Birds!
February 14, 2015 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this month for Seconds Saturdays as we focus on birds and birding!  This free family-friendly event will include information on birds, birding, bird themed crafts, and guided bird watching hikes in the park.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Come brush up on your bird watching skills as we discuss the art of birding!  Special guest birder Professor Normand Ellstrand will be leading a bird watching hike from 11:30am-12:30pm!  Professor Ellstrand will be giving a brief talk for beginning birders at 11:15am before leading the hike at 11:30am.  If you have binoculars then you’ll want to bring them along for this high flyin’ day of spying nature’s flyers!

A speaker from our partners, the Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District (RCRCD), will be with us providing information on birds as well as giving a talk on bird nests!  Come in to see a nest collection and to learn more about our feathered friends.

The nature center would like to remind visitors to please bring water and other necessities (such as sunscreen, protective clothing, and proper footwear) along if they plan to hike in the park.

Guided Nature Hikes
February 21, 2015 | 10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 10am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Bacteria & You
February 28, 2015 | 10-1 pm| Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Our next Bacteria & You day is Saturday February 28, from 10-1pm.  Join us and our special guest scientist Alicia Taylor as she discusses bacteria, its function, and its impact on us.  Join us in swabbing various surfaces in the park and take home your own petri dish to grow bacteria at home!

JANUARY 2015:

Guided Nature Hikes
January 3, 2015 | 10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 10am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

Second Saturdays
Track Me if You Can: Animal Tracks!
January 10, 2015 | 11-2 pm| Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Join us this month for Second Saturdays as we focus on animal tracks!  This free family-friendly event will include information on tracking, track themed crafts, and activities related to tracking!

Guided Nature Hikes
January 17, 2015 | 10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free

Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. The hike will start from the nature center and will begin at 10am unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. If you would like to take pictures or use our free Nature Spotter app please feel free to B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device)!  Also, feel free to bring binoculars for any bird spotting.

 

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