Events 2018

Welcome to our events page!  Here you’ll find descriptions of our events listed on our calendar under the ‘About’ tab.  Please see the Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department Activity Guide for a full list of events and programs happening in Riverside.

JANUARY 2018:

Nocturnal Naturalists at the Nature Center
By appointment | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $50 per youth | Scouts 
Calling all Boy and Girl Scout Troops!  Bring your group for a sleepover at the nature center, enjoy a nighttime hike, have close encounters with nocturnal animals while completing journeys and badges!  $50 per youth (includes snack and breakfast and is open to any troop of 10 or more campers).  Brought to you by the Inland Empire Waterkeepers and hosted by the Ameal Moore Nature Center.  Contact the Inland Empire Waterkeepers to book your adventure today!  (951) 530-8823

 

Birthday Parties
By appointment | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $300  per party | Best suited for ages 13 and under
Calling Junior Naturalists!  Host your next birthday party at the Ameal Moore Nature Center.  Parties include a nature hike with a naturalist, meeting live animals, choice of nature crafts or science activities (i.e. making a shark tooth necklace, owl pellet dissections, and animal track molds).  Note: Customer must provide their own tableware, decorations, food, drinks, and cake.

Parties are $300 each and last for 3 hours (this includes set up and clean up).  Max capacity is 30 birthday participants (children) and 20 adults.  Birthday parties at the nature center are best suited for birthday boys and girls under the age of 13.  Parties are brought to you by the Inland Empire Waterkeepers and hosted at the Ameal Moore Nature Center.  Contact the Inland Empire Waterkeepers to book your party today!  (951) 530-8823

 

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool Registration
Ongoing | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Price plans vary | ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
Little Seedlings, the only nature preschool of its kind in the region, introduces youth to ABC’s, 123’s, colors, and animals through the wonder of nature in preparation for kindergarten brought to you by the Inland Empire Waterkeepers, hosted by the Ameal Moore Nature Center.  Every moment in nature is an opportunity to teach little education fundamentals through leaves, feathers, rocks, and wildlife at the Ameal Moore nature Center located within the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

 

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool January
Monday-Friday| 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Plans vary | ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
Preschool is starting at the Ameal Moore Nature Center!  Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity!  Cost is $160/4 weeks for the Tuesday/Thursday schedule, $200/4 weeks for Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule, and $300/4 weeks for Monday-Friday schedule. Sign up today!

Little Seedlings, the only nature preschool of its kind in the region, introduces youth to ABC’s, 123’s, colors, and animals through the wonder of nature in preparation for kindergarten.  Every moment in nature is an opportunity to teach little education fundamentals through leaves, feathers, rocks, and wildlife at the Ameal Moore nature Center located within the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

 

Guided Nature Hikes  
January 6, 2017 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Nature Hikes will be lead by nature center staff members every 1st Saturday 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 approximately 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.

Hikes subject to last minute cancellation due to weather.  Cancellations will be posted in the building, online at mysycamorecanyon.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @Mysycamorecanyon

 

Second Saturdays: Mistake the Raven Nevermore!
January 13, 2017 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
It’s a raven!  …Wait, no… it’s a crow!  …Is it a rook? …What’s a rook?  What’s the difference between a raven, a crow, and a rook?  Join us this Second Saturdays event as we talk about each of these 3 birds, their similarities, and their differences!  This event is free and family friendly.

 

Citizen Science Initiative
January 20, 2017 | All Day | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The Ameal Moore Nature Center is a hub for Citizen Science!  We love helping citizens understand that they can help contribute to science and regularly help visitors join Citizen Science projects.  Sometimes it can be as easy as taking a picture!  Starting this year, we’re launching our C.S.I. (Citizen Science Initiative) days.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month, we’ll be specifically focusing on a Citizen Science Project and will be teaching visitors how they can get involved!  Join us and get your science on!

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