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Explore Mission Trails Day - May 17, 2014

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Ms Frizzle with a program about coyotes in the Visitor Center amphitheater

Pony rides at the East Fortuna staging area

Project Wildlife Discovery Station at the East Fortuna Staging Area

Discovering small critters at the East Fortuna staging area

Barn owl from Sky Hunter Raptors at the Visitor Center

Explore Mission Trails Day - May 17, 2014

Explore Mission Trails Day flyer and event location map

Explore Mission Trails Day Program

Connecting Children with Nature is the theme of our 2014 Explore Mission Trails Day which will be held on Saturday, May 17. This popular event features free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals and special programs for children. The San Diego Natural History Museum and Scholastic Publishing’s Ms. Frizzle™ and The Magic Schoolbus© will present a special program for children in the amphitheater at the Visitor and Interpretive Center. This year’s program will feature coyotes. There were also be free pony rides, a climbing wall, crafts for children, and many Discovery Stations at the East Fortuna Staging Area. The Lake Murray and Santee Kiwanis Clubs will be selling hamburgers, vegeburgers, hotdogs and refreshments at the Mission Trails Visitor Center and East Fortuna staging area respectively.

Corporate sponsors to date include Republic Services, SDG&E, Olive Garden Restaurants, and Superior Ready Mix.
Business support through in-kind services is being provided by San Diego Family Magazine, Mission Publishing Group, and O'Hungry's Restaurant.
The City and County of San Diego are providing support through their Special Promotional Program Fund and Community Enhancement Fund respectively.

Explore Mission Trails Day is presented by the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, and San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman.

encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542.
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