Classes and Workshops
Nature School is a first learning experience in nature. It is a drop-off program designed for Pre K, TK and Kindergartners. Young first graders may also enjoy this class. Children learn about nature, letters, numbers, colors and shapes through crafts, songs, games, animal visits and guided exploration of the park. We use curriculum that meets state standards in science, literacy, math, art and STEM. Each class has a different theme. All children should be potty trained and ready for an experience away from their family. Our teachers are happy to help facilitate “goodbyes” as is often needed with this age. For optimum learning, a full year of participation is encouraged. Chico Creek Nature Center, Nature Play Room. No class 10/31 to 11/2, 11/9, 11/21 to 11/31, 3/20 to 3/29.
Nature Story Time
Families come together to hear a nature story book or two, go for a short walk in the park and circle up for an animal visit. Each week has a different nature theme. Families are encouraged to join us weekly. This is not a drop off program and all children must be accompanied by an adult who can help them as needed. This program is funded by the voter-approved initiative, Proposition 10 (First 5), which applied a tax on tobacco products to fund improved outcomes for young children, and is brought to you for FREE by First 5 Butte County. Just stop by and join us. Chico Creek Nature Center, Nature Play Room. **Grant funding for this program is still pending, please call us in August for more information.
Nature’s ABCs is a time when families come together for crafts, animal visits and guided exploration of the park. Each week has a different letter and nature theme. Families are encouraged to join us all year long. This program is funded by the voter-approved initiative, Proposition 10 (First 5), which applied a tax on tobacco products to fund improved outcomes for young children, and is brought to you for FREE by First 5 Butte County. This is a drop in class, you can just stop by and join us. This is not a drop off program and all children must be accompanied by an adult who can help them as needed. Chico Creek Nature Center, Nature Play Room. **Grant funding for this program is still pending, please call us in August for more information.
A-G Science Wet Labs
Location: Chico Creek Nature Center, Kristie’s Lab
For high school students preparing to attend college.
The labs are only supplemental to the textbook requirements which students will be expected to complete outside of this course. The Chico Creek Nature Center is NOT an accredited school and cannot issue school credits directly. You must have an accredited school (charter school) give you credit for taking these courses. Please contact your school to ensure that they will give your student credit for these labs. For more information on A-G requirements go to http://www.ucop.edu/agguide/All A-G course material and manuals are purchased through Quality Science Labs and will be provided for student use as part of the program fee.
This course is broken into 4 sections. You must take all 4 sections to complete all necessary lab work for credit. Sections 1 and 2 are in Fall and 3 and 4 are in Spring to comply with requirements of spreading the lab work across the school year. Sections may be completed in any order.
In-class hours provide enough time for students to take snack/lunch and recess/free time breaks. Students should arrive with packed lunches and snacks. If lab work is completed students may be offered projects and activities that are beyond the wet lab work and/or may be allowed to check out early with parent permission.
No Supply fee. Labs dates do not overlap so a student may take all labs congruently.Biology Parts 1-4
|1220||M||9/11 & 10/2||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1221||M||10/16 & 11/13||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1222||M||1/8 & 2/5||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1223||M||2/26 & 3/26||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1224||F||9/8 & 9/29||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1225||F||10/20 & 11/17||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1226||F||12/15 & 1/26||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1227||F||2/23 & 3/23||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1228||F||9/15 & 10/6||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1229||F||10/27 & 12/1||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1230||F||1/12 & 2/2||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1231||F||3/2 & 3/16||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1232||F||9/22 & 10/13||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1233||F||11/3 & 12/8||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1234||F||1/19 & 2/9||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
|1235||F||3/9 & 4/6||11:00 AM-3:00 PM||12-18||$150|
Lab make-ups may take the place of any labs that were missed. These may also be used to get caught up if you didn’t start from the beginning of the school year. These are not complimentary and have an additional charge. After registering, you will be contacted to confirm which labs you need to make up. SCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED BY NEED.