OVERVIEW: In an increasingly urban society, many children have never been to a park, interacted with wildlife, or know the history of where they live. Additionally, many of these same children live underneath the poverty line, further preventing them from gaining a positive interaction with nature. For these reasons, the RivCoParks Foundation has sponsored a FREE workshop with the RivCoParks District for some of the most disadvantaged children in Jurupa Valley, CA. The fishing workshop educates children on how to fish while learning the science on how identify the fish they catch, learn how fish swims, discover more of their anatomy up close under a microscope, and more! Additionally, they view ancient Native American fish bone tools and jewelry while learning how to cook the fish in the ground. They will learn about the Santa Ana Sucker fish, a threatened species just blocks from their homes, make crafts, travel the children's education trail in riparian environment, and will be provided lunch from community partners. This is sure to be a fantastic experience for each child that promotes science, technology, history, and culture over six hours in a safe educational environment.
ELIGIBILITY: Local disadvantaged youth, between 7 and 11 years of age, in Jurupa Valley from select elementary school. Children have been selected through coordination with local school teachers.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 16, 2016; 9:30AM to 3:30pm
LOCATION: Louis Robidoux Nature Center, 5370 Riverview Dr, Riverside, CA 92509, (951) 683-4880
FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR PROJECT: $1,500 - $1,750
LUNCH/SNACK SPONSORS: Special thank you to these community donors who will ensure each child has great food to eat during the day of the workshop.
CORPORATE SPONSORS: Special thank you to these local business for their financial contributions to support this project.
Dedicated to promoting parks and recreation throughout Riverside County, CA, the RivCoParks Foundation fundraises, collaborates, sponsors, and promotes various projects throughout the year along with supporting ongoing projects. Below are projects in which the Foundation is sponsoring outside of current RivCoParks District programs. To learn more about District supported programs, please see the District Programs page.
Riverside County Parks Foundation