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About the Endangered Species Faire

Since 1979, the Endangered Species Faire has commemorated Earth Day with a full-day of exhibits, activities, presentations and entertainment. Between 6,000 and 10,000 individuals of all ages visit and participate in Northern California's oldest annual environmental fair held at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park.

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!

Endangered Species in Butte County

Click here to vew a list of endangered, threatened and sensitive species potentially found within the Chico planning area.

Supporting the Faire

If you'd like to volunteer of donate to the Faire, please fill out this form.