Events 2019

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.

December 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool December
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes
December 7, 2019 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The fire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park came very close to the center, but we’re still here!  Come out for a special hike this month as we talk about fire and the park.

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 are 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

Climb to Conquer Cancer  CANCELED
December 7, 2019 | 7:30am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $35 per hiker
The American Cancer Society and the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department are coming together for a hike!  Join us at the Ameal Moore Nature Center while we host the American Cancer Society in their Climb to Conquer Cancer.  This hike is an intermediate level hike at 4.1 miles (the nature center’s standard 0.6 mile guided hike route will also be available).  Register at HERE.  Registration includes a T-shirt.

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled by the organizers.

 

Second Saturdays: Fossil Day!
December 14, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
We’re celebrating National Fossil Day a little late this year, but we aren’t skipping any of the fun!  Join us for our most popular Second Saturdays topic of the year!  Dig for dinos and other prehistoric creatures, touch real fossils, talk to an archaeologist, sort fossils, and paint a plaster fossil to take home!  This event is free and family friendly.

Citizen Science Initiative
December 21, 2019 | 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!

November 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool November
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes
November 2, 2019 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The fire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park came very close to the center, but we’re still here!  Come out for a special hike this month as we talk about fire and the park.

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 are 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: Owls!
November 9, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Who’s that flying around at night?  Our silent flying neighbors are plentiful in the area and very beneficial!  Join us as we talk about owls, their diets, and the kinds you’ll find in Riverside! Make an owl mask and dissect an owl pellet!   This event is free and family friendly.

Citizen Science Initiative
November 16, 2019 | 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!

October 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool October
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes
October 5, 2019 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The fire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park came very close to the center, but we’re still here!  Come out for a special hike this month as we talk about fire and the park.

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 are 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

Santa Ana River Trail (SART) Bike Day & Open House
October 5, 2019 | 8am-12pm | Ryan Bonaminio Park | Free | Family Friendly
Looking for something fun to do with the kids?  Come take a leisurely bike ride on the Santa Ana River Trail.  Each trail access point features a family short course ride.  You choose where and when you want to start and finish.  Riders of all abilities are welcome.  Ride at your own pace at this fun, free event and get in shape with the possibility of winning prizes! The nature center will be at the trail access point #2 at Ryan Bonaminio Park with a craft! 

  • Trail Access Point #1: Hidden Valley Nature Center 11401 Arlington Ave. Riverside CA 92505
  • Trail Access Point #2: Ryan Bonaminio Park 5000 Tequesquite Ave. Riverside CA 92501
  • Trail Access Point #3: San Bernardino County Hall of Records 222 W. Hospitality Ln. San Bernardino CA 92415

Long Night of Arts and Innovation
October 10, 2019 | 5pm-11pm | Downtown Riverside | Free | Family Friendly
Join our staff at the City’s 5th Long Night of Arts and Innovation!  This long night is a time for everyone in the City to gather and exhibit all of the things they do that involve the arts and innovation.  Ever wonder what Riverside does to be innovative?  Then this event is for you!  Our staff will be in attendance promoting the City’s newest community center, the Youth Innovation Center- opening January 2020!  This event is free and family friendly.

Second Saturdays: Night Time Critters!
October 12, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Who’s that walking around at night?  And why are they so good at it?  Nocturnal animals thrive in the dark when we would be stumbling around!  But how can they do that?  And why can’t we?  This Second Saturdays join us as we examine the critters of the night! This event is free and family friendly.

Citizen Science Initiative
October 19, 2019 | 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!

Riverside Youth Innovation Lab
October 19, 2019 | 10am-3pm | Riverside Municipal Airport | Free |Family Friendly
Come over to the Riverside Municipal Airport for a fun day of makerspace activities!  Participate in a STEM Lab, see the upcycling sensation the Rad Hatter, and have fun with interactive displays!  Join the Ameal Moore Nature Center staff at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services booth as we make buttons and promote our newest community center, the Youth Innovation Center (coming January 2020)!

Eastside Fall Festival
October 25, 2019 | 5pm-8pm | Bobby Bonds Park | Free | Family Friendly
Need a fun, safe place to celebrate the season?    The Eastside Fall Festival will have games, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and more!  Looking for a haunted house?  We have you covered too!  The Fright Night Haunted Maze hosted at the Youth Opportunity Center located on the same campus promises to be fun and scary!  The staff at the Ameal Moore Nature Center will be at this fun and free event!  Join us at Bobby Bonds Park outside of the Cesar Chavez Community Center at 2060 University Ave. and learn about bones! The Eastside Fall Festival event is free and family friendly, however some booths are pay to play (ages 3-14 recommended).  The Youth Opportunity Center haunted maze has a $3 entry fee (ages 13+ recommended).

Reid Park Halloween Carnival
October 25, 2019 | 6pm-9pm | Reid Park | Free | Family Friendly
Need a fun, safe place to celebrate Halloween?  Take a trip to Reid Park for a fun and spooktacular Halloween carnival!  Games, inflatables, and candy- OH MY!   Come dressed up and spook us with your costumes!  The staff at the Ameal Moore Nature Center will be at this fun and free event!  Join us at Reid Park outside of the Ruth H. Lewis Community Center at 701 Orange St. and learn about bones!  The Reid Park Halloween Carnival is a free and family friendly event, however some booths are pay to play.

 

September 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool September Mon/Wed
Monday & Wednesday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes
September 7, 2019 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The fire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park came very close to the center, but we’re still here!  Come out for a special hike this month as we talk about fire and the park.

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 are 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: Buzz About Bees!
September 14, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Bees are important to our local ecosystems!  They’re excellent pollinators and without them, many of the yummy foods we like to eat like fruits, veggies, and even chocolate would be scarce!  This Second Saturdays event, join us and special guest scientist Diane Marsh, Ph.D. for information, crafts, and activities as we talk about our busy buzzy friends!  This event is free and family friendly.

PARK(ing) Day
September 20, 2019 | 10am-2pm | University Ave. – Downtown Riverside | Free | Family Friendly
PARK(ing) Day is a global event where artists and the community collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.  Join the Ameal Moore Nature Center at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services parking spot as we have some fun downtown!

Citizen Science Initiative
September 21, 2019 | 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!

 

August 2019:

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Summer Camp
July 29th-Aug.2nd, August 5th-9th | 9am-1pm | Joyce Jackson Community Center at Nichols Park | $99 Residents ($149 Non-Residents) | Ages 8-12
The Ameal Moore Nature Center has a STEM based summer camp!  Visit HERE for more information!

Guided Nature Hikes
August 3, 2019 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The fire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park came very close to the center, but we’re still here!  Come out for a special hike this month as we talk about fire and the park.

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 are 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: Citrus Crisis!
August 10, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Riverside was once the richest city in the nation thanks to our beautiful navel oranges!  Join us this Second Saturdays as we examine this amazing fruit and answer the question: ‘What’s so great about a navel orange?’  Special guests from UCR join us to present on citrus and answer all your questions about the current challenges and crisis that the citrus industry faces!  This event is free and family friendly.

Citizen Science Initiative
August 17, 2019 | 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!

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool Open House
August 24, 2019 | 10am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
School’s starting again!  Little Seedlings has been out for the summer, but they’re having an open house Saturday!  Read below for more information:

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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Monday/Wednesday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates. Visit us  HERE for more information.

 

July 2019:

Have a school project that involves plant identification?  Click HERE to be redirected to our research project information page.

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool
9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
Little Seedlings is out for the summer, but they’ll be back in August 2019!  Visit us  HERE for more information.

Guided Nature Hikes
July 6, 2019 | 9-10am | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The fire in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park came very close to the center, but we’re still here!  Come out for a special hike this month as we talk about fire and the park.

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 are 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: The Moon
July 13, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Butterflies have been described as nature’s jewels.  They’re beautiful and graceful, but there’s also helpful too!  Come in this Second Saturdays event and learn about the butterfly life cycle and their place in nature, try your hand at a caterpillar guessing game, do a craft, and take a selfie on our butterfly wing wall!  This event is free and family friendly.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Summer Camp
July 1st-5th*, 8th-12th, 15th-19th, 22nd-26th, 29th-Aug.2nd | 9am-1pm | Joyce Jackson Community Center at Nichols Park | $99 Residents ($149 Non-Residents) | Ages 8-12
The Ameal Moore Nature Center has a STEM based summer camp!  Visit HERE for more information!

*No class 4th of July

Citizen Science Initiative
July 20, 2019 | 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!

June 2019:

Have a school project that involves plant identification?  Click HERE to be redirected to our research project information page.

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool
9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)
Little Seedlings is out for the summer, but they’ll be back in August 2019!  Visit us  HERE for more information.

Guided Nature Hikes
June 1, 2019 | 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 are 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: The Moon
June 8, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The moon is more than just beautiful- it’s also very important to our lives on Earth!  Join us this Second Saturdays as we explore the moon.  This event is free and family friendly.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Summer Camp
June 3rd-7th, 10th-14th, 17th-21st, 24th-28th | 9am-1pm | Joyce Jackson Community Center at Nichols Park | $99 Residents ($149 Non-Residents) | Ages 8-12
The Ameal Moore Nature Center has a STEM based summer camp!  Visit HERE for more information!

Citizen Science Initiative
June 15, 2019 | 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!

May 2019:

Have a school project that involves plant identification?  Click HERE to be redirected to our research project information page.

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool May Mon/Wed
Monday & Wednesday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Monday/Wednesday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool May Tues/Thurs
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes
May 4, 2019 | 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 are 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

Explore Riverside Together: [re] Discover Riverside
May 4, 2019 | 9am-3pm | Riverside City | Free | Family Friendly
Explore Riverside Together is a free fundraising event.  Produced by My Learning Studio OUTREACH and the Riverside Convention Center, a division of Raincross Hospitality.  Residents are encourage to sign up for a ‘Discovery Passport’ event.  Similar to a scavenger hunt, this event is a chance to visit locations and discover the wonderful resources available in the city!  The Ameal Moore Nature Center will be a location to visit.  Come explore the canyon with us during one of our two guided hikes that day (9am and 12:30pm) and chat with Riverside Public Utilities representatives!  There will be a free craft and activity and fun giveaways! 

Second Saturdays: Fire: The Good, the Destructive, and the Renewing
May 11, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Fire is something anyone living in Southern California is familiar with.  In fact, we often joke that we have 5 seasons here: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring, and Fire!  We usually only think of fire as a destructive force, but in reality, it’s a way that nature renews an area and triggers new life and growth!  Join us this Second Saturdays as we explore the benefits of fire.  Test yourself after learning the five basic rules of fire prevention and earn a Smokey Certificate too!  This event is free and family friendly.

Surf to Summer: Camp, Classes and Youth Sports Open House!
May 11, 2019 | 10am-1pm | Bobby Bonds Park | Free | Family Friendly
Did you know that the nature center produced a STEM based summer camp last year?  Come out and speak with instructors and register at this free summer preview event hosted by the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department.  All of the department’s activities will be showcased at this free event and participants can get a taste of all of the summer programming, including swim level assessments!  Register and be entered for the chance to win a free program of your choice!  Register online at RivReg.org today!  Visit our page HERE for more information on our summer camp, Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Mothers Day
May 12, 2019 | 9am-5pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The Ameal Moore Nature Center is open on Mother’s Day!  Join us for a fun activity just for mom!  Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Riverside Public Utilities, we’ll be making butterfly boxes and giving out milkweed while supplies last (one box per visitor and one plant per family).  Come in and decorate a butterfly box for mom and pick up a milkweed seedling for her garden!  

Citizen Science Initiative
May 18, 2019 | 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!

April 2019:

Have a school project that involves plant identification?  Click HERE to be redirected to our research project information page.

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool April
Monday & Wednesday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Monday/Wednesday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool April
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today for 2 days or 4 days!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes
April 6, 2019 | 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 are 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: Earth Day Mini Fair
April 13, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
The Earth is our home, but how much do we really know about it?  And how can we better take care of it?  Join us this Second Saturdays event for a fun and family friendly Earth Day Mini Fair.  Learn about a variety of conservation, clean up, and ocean related subjects at various booths!  Special guests from UCR and the STEM Academy will be joining us!  This event is free and family friendly!

Parks, Recreation and Community Services Spring Eggstravaganza!
April 13, 2019 | 10am-1pm | Ryan Bonaminio Park | Free | Family Friendly
The Ameal Moore Nature Center will have a booth at this year’s Spring Eggstravaganza at Ryan Bonaminio Park!  Join the fun with free age divided egg hunts, partner and vendor booths, and the Easter Bunny!  There’s also a fun zone (wristband required) with bouncers, games, and activities!  Pre-registration wristband sales end April 12th at 5pm!  Purchase your wristbands for the fun zone at any City of Riverside community center, at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services main office located on the 2nd floor of the Marcy Library (6927 Magnolia Ave. Riverside 92506), or online at RivReg.org (wristbands purchased online will be available for pick up at the will call booth the day of the event).  Pre-sale prices are $8.00 for a single wristband, $20.00 for a family pack of 3, and $25.00 for a family pack of 4.  We’ll see you there!

Citizen Science Initiative
April 20, 2019 | 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!

 

March 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool March
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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. 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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity! Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
March 2, 2019 | 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 are 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: Pollinators in Action!
March 9, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Pollinators are animals that move pollen from plant to plant allowing them to reproduce!  Without them, we wouldn’t have most of the fruits, vegetables, and other food products that we love!  Join us this Second Saturdays and learn all about pollinators, their jobs, and our relationships to them.  Special guests from UCR Entomology will be joining us!  This event is free and family friendly!

Citizen Science Initiative
March 16, 2019 | 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!

Weed Warrior Volunteer Day
March 17, 2019 | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
Join us for the 3rd annual weeding event!  Come for a day of volunteering and help to fight back the invasive plant, Sahara mustard!  Led by local scientists, we’ll weed out the mustard, which displaces our native plants.  Come ready to work in the sun with a hat, sun screen, work gloves, water, snacks, and sturdy walking shoes.  Activity waivers are required and will be available at the event.  Parents or guardians must sign for participants under 18.  This event is a joint effort between the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, the University of California Riverside Cooperative Extension, the California Native Plant Society Riverside-San Bernardo Chapter, and the Santa Ana River Orange County Weed Management Area.

 

February 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool February
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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.  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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity!  Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes 
February 2, 2019 | 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: Birds!
February 9, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
What’s so great about a bird?  We love our feathered friends for many reasons!  Join us for information and fun crafts as we learn about birds.

Citizen Science Initiative
February 16, 2019 | 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!

 

January 2019:

Little Seedlings Nature Preschool January
Tuesday & Thursday | 9am-12pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | $160 for Riverside residents | 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.  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. Join the Inland Empire Waterkeepers for this fun, nature based opportunity!  Cost is $160/4 weeks ($170 for non Riverside residents) Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Sign up today!  Visit us HERE for more information on prices and dates.

Guided Nature Hikes 
January 5, 2019 | 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: Native Bees!
January 12, 2019 | 11am-2pm | Ameal Moore Nature Center | Free | Family Friendly
This month we’re buzzing about bees!  California has more native bee species than some countries!  We bet you usually think of bees as those busy little honey makers that live in hives, but what if we told you that most of our bees don’t live in hives or make honey?  Join us for bee info, bee games, and bee crafts on this beeeee-utiful day in January!

Citizen Science Initiative
January 19, 2019 | 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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