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Friends of Hidden Valley Nature Center is excited to that construction of our outdoor classroom has been completed.   
 
Nature's Pathway inspires creativity, encourages nature-based learning, and builds respect for the natural environment among children 4 to 11 years of age.  It features many interactive areas, including Tunes & Grooves, Riverview Art Village, Construction Zone, Climbing High, Sand Pit, Maureen's Garden, Pump Creek, and Teacher's Corner.

Nature's Pathway is certified by Nature Explore:
http://certified.natureexplore.org/riverside-county-regional-park-and-open-space-district/

As you can imagine, we are very excited to add this outdoor classroom to Hidden Valley’s already excellent educational offerings.  

Click on the link below to see photos of the amazing achievements Ranger Robert Williams and his co-worker Oscar made in creating this special place.
http://friendsofhiddenvalley.org/Progress on the Nature Pathway.pdf

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!!

Volunteers are needed to help set-up and facilitate our new outdoor classroom for a couple of hours, a few days per week.  An example schedule might be: Mon, Wed, and Fri 9:00am to 11:00am, or 1:00pm to 3:00pm. 

If you are interested, please visit the Parks’ Department website at www.rivcoparks.org to fill out a volunteer application and/or e-mail hvnc@rivcoparks.org for more information or to express their interest in volunteering. 

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS!  We are grateful to them for so generously helping to spearhead our fundraising campaign:

U.S. Bank  www.usbank.com

Glen Ivy Hot Springs in Corona.  www.glenivy.com

Supervisor John Tavaglione

Second District Youth Advisory Council

The Gayk Family

Kristen Gardetto

iHerd Sheepdog Trials

It is not too late to get involved.  We invite you to help maintain this amazing school and activity area with your tax deductible donation.  The link below will take you to a sponsorship form.     

http://friendsofhiddenvalley.org/HV Nature Classroom Sponsorship.pdf