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.

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, 2018 | 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, 2018 | 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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