The Santa Rosa Plateau
Foundation and Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District announce the return of the popular Family Wildlife Day to the
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve just west of Murrieta.
The sixth annual event will take place from 10:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Visitor Center, 39400
Clinton Keith Road.
Families may visit with animals such as live wild birds,
snakes and mammals unique to the Reserve. Designed to inform, entertain and inspire
children and their families to learn more about the Reserve and the natural
world, the day will also include music, nature storytelling, nature drawing, special nature craft-making
activities, games, nature walks and
displays of mountain lions and “bugs and creepy crawly things” that live at the
Wild Birds Unlimited will be on hand to also discuss about wild birds
in local backyard habitats.
printing of the “Plants of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve," along with SRPF membership information, will
be available for a donation to support the children education programs.
The SRPF partners with
RivCoParks to ensure funding for the children environmental education programs
at the Reserve which include Third Grade Education, Third Grade Title 1
Outreach, 5th Grade Seed Bank Studies, Middle School Grassland
Restoration and a high school Habitat Studies and Restoration program.
Serving 10 school districts and more than 7,500
students per school year, the SRPF’s mission is to inspire and motivate
children to learn and care about the natural world and they accomplish this by
providing environmental and outdoor education, research and preservation
programs and projects for children and older youth at the Santa Rosa Plateau
A small admission fee of $3 for adults and $2 for children 2 to 12 years old will be charged the day of the event at the gate. Admission for children younger than 2 is free.