MURRIETA – The Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation and the Riverside County Regional Park and Open Space District present the 8th annual family wildlife day. This unique family event to view and learn about “Where the Wild Things Are” at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, 39400 Clinton Keith Road, will held Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.

Tickets for adults are $5 and children ages 2 to 12 are $4, children under 2 years of age are free. In honor of Veterans Day, retired, active and reserve military with ID cards also receive free admission. Tickets will be available for purchase on day of the event at the gate, and free shuttle parking from two additional parking lots will be offered.

Families will 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 Reserve. Wildlife presentations offer close-up peeks at nature with animal ambassadors. Margie Valdez from the Hidden Valley Nature Center will help children explore the world of live reptiles. Viewing the powerful birds of prey is always a thrilling treat. The Western Science Center will share the hidden treasures from beneath Southwest Riverside County as children explore fossils and cool science.

The foundation partners with RivCoParks to ensure funding for children’s nature education programs at the Reserve. Serving 10 school districts and 8,250 students per school year, foundation’s mission is to educate and empower youth to appreciate, protect and preserve nature.

For more information, visit www.srpf.org or contact Mary Ruth Johnson at (951) 677-6951or email at maryruthjohnson@rivcoparks.org or Executive Director Ginger Greaves at (909) 732-2209 or email ginger@srpf.org.

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