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May 15, 2012 (San Diego) -- The 10th annual Explore Mission Trails Day, a celebration highlighting everything Mission Trails Regional Park has to offer, will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Most activities will be between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Visitor and Interpretive Center and the Equestrian Staging Area. The 2012 event, Connecting Children with Nature, will feature 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 about coyotes for children in the amphitheater at the Visitor and Interpretive Center. Other activities at the Visitor Center will include crafts for a children, Explore Stations, sunspot viewing and guided nature walks. There will be free pony rides, a climbing wall, crafts for children, and Discovery Stations at the Equestrian Staging Area.

The Lake Murray and Santee Kiwanis Clubs will serve hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs and refreshments at the Mission Trails Visitor Center and Equestrian Staging Area respectively. 

Shuttle service between the various parking locations will be available from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. See the Explore Mission Tails Day information attachment for event and parking information.  For details see for directions.  Download the “Connecting Children with Nature Passoport” here:



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