The Endangered Species Faire is a Free event for all ages, with environmental education being offered alongside music, eco-entertainment, a rescued animal show, and a larger than life puppet parade.
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. The Alice Peake Experience Band
11:45 - 12:00 p.m. The Park Pal's of Parkview
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Procession of the Species
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Forest Ranch Charter School Band
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Wild Things (live animal show)
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. Uke Crazy
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sofa King
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Mondegreens
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." ~Albert Einstein
Hands-on learning from over 30 environmental booths.
Free vegetable starts to get kids working with the soil and learning where their food comes from.
Zero waste – we are working with our vendors to achieve 90% of the waste from the day to be recyclable or compostable. Bike Valet provided by Chico Velo.
An Eco scavenger hunt, hunting for knowledge and collecting experiences – for little prizes.
A 4-person tent raffel for your future adventures.
Feeling a sense of pride that you are a part of a community so actively involved in environmental causes.
This year FISHBIO has collaborated with Butte Environmental Council to host the Salmon Run in Lower Bidwell Park. The run will start at 8:30 a.m. and will end at the start of the Faire. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to particpate at their own pace in this family-friendly event. Prizes will be rewarded to the fastest runners. To register for the Salmon Run click here.
Are you interested in being a volunteer with Butte Environmental Council. Click here to sign up and help during the 36th Annual Endangered Species Faire.
The Faire is designed to give local school classrooms, government agencies, environmental organizations and community groups a public forum to present information on ecology, wildlife and a host of environmental issues. The Faire offers teachers an opportunity to develop an environmental education project as part of their classroom curriculum. Schools from the districts of Chico, Paradise, Durham, Oroville, Corning, and Orland participate in the resource fair, making K-12 grade students the primary participants and visitors of the Faire. Each class researches an environmental challenge, illustrates the problem and possible solutions, and presents their results to the general public as part of a booth display or activity. The Faire facilitates networking between teachers and students, state and federal resource agencies, and environmental organizations.
During the past decades, the Faire has evolved from a local event into one of regional recognition. Participants and visitors now come from all over Northern California to attend. As visitors to the Faire, everyone who attends has the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and appreciation for the natural world in two ways: by simply viewing the exhibits and listening to the speakers and performances, or by participating in hands-on educational activities and interaction with knowledgeable experts. The beautiful setting, enjoyable entertainment, wholesome food and educational experiences available at the Faire have made it Chico's favorite springtime tradition!
Click here to view a list of endangered, threatened and sensitive species potentially found within the Chico planning area.