Promoting diversity, education and community involvement to CREATE a GREENER world!


A core tenant of Amigos de Los Rios is our dedication to experimental, tactile learning. We believe strongly in the power of interactive, connective learning that gives individuals both an understanding of the scope of environmental problems, but also empowerment to feel able to solve issues that are most pertinent to their lived experience.

As part of our comprehensive, mission-driven approach to sustainability and environmental stewardship, the next generations of environmental leaders are being trained through our environmental education programs.

Our goal is to create an atmosphere of learning that is built in reality, in practice, and in experience. We want the next generation’s leaders we work with, from elementary students to collegiate aged young adults, to see and experience the value of treating nature as a “living laboratory;” a space that is both interactive and reactive. A laboratory that rewards risk, exploration, and grit, but remains grounded in safety and reason.


From our weekly Saturday events, in which volunteers, students, and community members engage in biodiversity growth, tree planting, and citizen science, to our educational curriculums that engage students as active stakeholders in the health of Southern California ecosystems, we are so proud to helping build the next generation of environmental stewardship and support.

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The students learn about the unique value of San Gabriel Mountains ecosystems. If you are interested in becoming a part of our environmental education mission, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@amigosdelosrios.org, or call us at 626-791-1611.


“Amigos de los Rios conducts Community Science programs to educate urban youth, families, and communities on the complex and fascinating role of data tracking and scientific observation in environmental work.

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