Environmental Education Field Trips
Bidwell Park provides an excellent and accessible opportunity to teach valuable lessons on the natural world and the need for stewardship of the environment. For over thirty years, the Chico Creek Nature Center has provided quality environmental education programs on the natural systems of Bidwell Park to elementary school students and the general public, using the Park as a classroom. Our staff naturalists bring academic backgrounds in life sciences to programs aligned with standards established by the California public school system. These popular and informative programs draw classes from five surrounding school districts and provide an excellent opportunity for teachers to add value to their curriculum.
Our K-6 Environmental Education Brochure, updated for the 2012-2013 school year, on the right sidebar features programs developed to meet California state standards for the grades listed for each program. We also have a new program brochure on the right sidebar for a variety of Kindergarten and Preschool programs that can be booked by teachers for their classes. The Family Preschool Form features our current programs for families. Interested groups should call the Nature Center to reserve programs (891-4671). Bookings for late spring programs should be made well in advance.
Prices for the 2012-13 school year are: 30 Minutes—$50; 45 Minutes—$65; 60 Minutes—$80; 90 Minutes—$110.
Above: Kristie’s Nature Lab opened in March 2010 to serve our education programs.
Programs by grade level