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The Los Angeles River Rover

The Los Angeles River Rover  is our 38’ Mobile Visitor and Education Center that travels the streets and freeways bringing the River to the people.

We designed the River Rover to educate the curious of all ages – to take visitors through a tour of the River’s past, present and future. Guests learn about the LA River watershed at our interactive watershed table, touch beaver and coyote pelts, listen to the song of the Least Bell’s Vireo, and design the River as they want to see in the future.

Visit our event calendar to find a River Rover visit near you.

Click here to request a River Rover visit.

See the Los Angeles River Rover in Action


The River Rover goes to School!

The Los Angeles River Rover brings the River to the classroom as part of our School Programs! We enhance school visits by including the River Rover as an interpretive learning gallery and activity space for our in-school presentations. Our docents and educators guide students and teachers through curriculum-aligned lessons and activities.

Learn more about Friends of the Los Angeles River School Programs.

In the News

“Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River.” Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2014

“River Rover Rolls into L.A. River Day.” KCET, June 3, 2014

“Friends of the LA River, LA Conservation Corps and others Support River Revitalization.” EurWeb, September 8, 2015

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The Los Angeles River River is one of eight original partnerships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership Program.  This program is part of the USFWS ongoing initiative to build relevancy to urban citizenry.

Read more about the LA River Rover’s involvement here.

Visit the Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership Program here.

Request a River Rover visit

To book a school visit, please click here.

River Rover Booking Request

Please submit your request at least one month in advance. Once submitted, you should hear back from FoLAR staff within a week.

Please direct questions or general inquiries to our School and Community Programs Manager William Preston Bowling at

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