Field Trips

Bidwell Park provides an excellent and accessible opportunity to teach valuable lessons of the natural world.

For over thirty years, the Chico Creek Nature Center has provided quality educational programs on the natural systems of Bidwell Park to elementary school students, using the park as a classroom.

Offerings include:

o    Acorn Investigations (90 min.)

o    Adventures in Orienteering (60 min.)

o    Nature Discovery Hike (30 - 90 min.)

o    Aquatic Investigations (April-May) (90 min.)

o    Birds of Bidwell Park (60 or 90 min.)

o    Butterflies (30 min.)

o    Creek Walk (30 - 60 min.)

o    Geology Hike (90 min.)*

o    Habitat Hike (90 min.)*

o    Maidu Shelter Hike (90 min.)*

o    Meet the Animals (30 or 60 min.)

o    Raptors (60 min.)

o    Scat ID Lab – The Scoop on Poop (60 min.)

o    Skull ID Lab (60 min.)

o    Spring Wetland and Wildflower Discovery (March-May) (90 min.)

o    Survival Strategies (90 min.)

o    Topography and Erosion (60 min.)**

Field Trips are available Monday – Friday. Please contact the Nature Center directly at (530) 519-5810 to make a reservation. Visit for more information. 

30 Minute Field Trip $75/per class

60 Minute Field Trip $110/per class

90 Minute Field Trip $150/per class

*In Upper Bidwell Park

**Additional fees apply