Nature Immersion Family Programs 

Bring the whole family and enjoy guided walks in Bidwell Park with a Nature Center Naturalist.  


Life by Moonlight: Night Hikes by Moon Phase

The moon affects more than just the ocean tides; it affects all living things.  Come discover Bidwell Park at NIGHT!  We’ve lined up night hikes to correspond to the different moon phases, so you can experience the full spectrum of the Park at night.  Which animals and birds are more active during the full moon as opposed to the new moon?  How is the night sky different?  How does the moon affect plant growth?  Join one of our certified naturalists and find out!  August (Full Moon); September (New Moon); October (Waxing Moon); December (Waning Moon)

Meet at Chico Creek Nature Center
Saturday | 5/18 | 8:30-10:00 PM             


Fire: Cause and Effect

Fire can be beneficial in many ways. This will be a class in two parts.  In one part, we’ll hike into Upper Park to look at the aftermath of the wildfire that burned through and talk about the importance of fire in California’s ecosystems.  In the second part, we’ll be meeting at the Council Fire Ring near Caper Acres and learning about how to build a fire using different materials.

Meet at Council Fire Ring, Lower Bidwell PArk
Saturday | 5/18 | 10:00-11:30AM