SRPNEF’s first Nature Education Resource Forum welcomes many teachers

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Rob Hicks, naturalist and interpreter with Riverside County Regional Parks and Open Space District, at the Nature Education Resource Forum explains how the elementary school breakout groups will input their ideas on how to better teach children about nature and the environment. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
More than 60 environmentally concerned educators and land conservation officers attended the first Nature Education Resource Forum presented by the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation Saturday, Feb. 29, in Murrieta. The daylong event held at the spacious Mattson estate near the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve was designed to provide vital land conservation ideas and resources for the educators and conservationists who arrived from Montebello to Barstow. In addition, it introduced the unique 9,000-acre Santa Rosa Plateau nature reserve and the SRPNEF that provides educational opportunities for young students to learn about the value of being good stewards of the land and nature around them. [gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="19140,19141,19143,19144,19145
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