Nature Education Center
The Nature Center is the hub for our Outdoor Education programming at Camarillo Grove park. The Center is open to the public during normal park hours, unless being utilized for a program or event. This facility includes interpretive signage along a trail that provides information about our local ecosystems, flora and fauna; interactive water table; teaching deck for programs; nature-based play equipment such as boulders, logs, ant hill, and more; as well as native gardens with braille signs.
The Foundation for Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks has been raising funds since 2017 to support the District with renovations that will improve the Outdoor Education program that is offered to the community.
New Nature Education Classroom in the Works!
As of June 2022, The Foundation has raised $50,000 and approved to begin construction for a new Nature Education Classroom. The current garage structure will be taken down and transformed into a brand new Tuff Shed classroom with wide barn doors. The new structure will allow space for the District's Outdoor Education classes to take place inside and be the home of our taxidermy animals and fossils.
The Foundation is partnering with organizations to help support our cause. The Foundation recevied a $1,000 environmental grant from Amber's Light Lions Club to help purchase two display cases for the taxidermy animals.