THE CHULA VISTA NATURE CENTER DEPENDS ON YOUR SUPPORT!
The Nature Center is a living museum serving the public with educational
facilities and programs. Fully accredited by the American Association
of Museums, the Center is operated using funds from contributions,
memberships, grants, and funds from the City of Chula Vista. A small
paid staff works with a large base of volunteers to accomplish the
Nature Center's mission and goals. All contributions to the Chula
Vista Nature Center are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by
YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP US TODAY!
DONATE ONLINE NOW! (Click here)
Endangered Species Propagation
The Chula Vista Nature Center has developed successful captive breeding
programs for the highly endangered Light-footed Clapper Rail (Rallus
longirostris levipes) and the Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)-
a species of special concern. Nature Center Staff has released young
of both species to enhance wild populations.
The Light-footed Clapper Rail is one of California's rarest and
most endangered water birds. The Nature Center exhibits and breeds
these rare birds. In the spring of 2001, the Nature Center was the
first facility ever to captivity hatch and then releases these birds
into the wild.
The Nature Center offers environmental education programs that annually
give thousands of school children and adults a sense of responsibility
for our natural resources. We provide daily science field trips
for school groups and offer a wide array of free and low-cost events
for the general public.
Nature Center exhibit interpretation focuses on watershed and wetland
protection and conservation. Since only native species are exhibited,
visitors gain a greater understanding of the importance of coastal
Other Ways to Support Conservation
Support the environment with the purchase of an Ecoplate -
Whale Tail & Lake Tahoe Environmental License Plates. Click here for more information.