Nature’s ABCs

A family program designed for preschoolers and kindergartners.

Brought to you Free by First 5 Butte County.


Registration required in person at CARD or the Nature Center.

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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 each week.

If your child is attending Nature School, Nature’s ABCs is a great way to start their day with some family time to help in the drop off transition. Families may choose to do both programs or just one.

Nature’s ABCs is a family program and all are welcome to join us. This program is provided FREE by First 5 Butte County.  Require registration for each child under age 8.  No registration needed for babies in arms- non walking and no registration needed for adults. This is not a drop off program and all children must be accompanied by an adult who can help them as needed.



9:30 to 10:50am

4 – 6 week sessions offered

9/6 to 10/11/16

 10/18 to 12/6/16

 1/10 to 2/14/17

2/21 to 4/11/17

No Class Dates: 11/1, 11/22, 3/14, 4/4


Registration required in person at CARD or the Nature Center.

Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

At the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, we are constantly striving to provide you with quality recreation programs.  We are confident that you will like these programs…so confident that we will ensure our promise to provide that high quality.  If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the quality of our programs or instructors, we encourage you to contact us immediately so we can work to resolve your concern and improve the quality of our programs for all participants.  If you are not completely satisfied, contact us and we will arrange for you to do one of the following:

1.       Repeat the program at no charge.

2.       Receive full credit that can be applied to any other program.

3.       Receive a full refund.

Currently, this guarantee applies to all of our programs except Adult Leagues, Facility Rentals, Trips and Tours, and all grant/scholarship funded programs.  These programs have specific policies that apply.  Your complete satisfaction with these programs is equally valued, and we will work with you to resolve your concerns.

To receive a credit, repeat a program, or obtain a refund, please contact us in writing, by phone, by email, or in person.  Requests must be made within ten (10) business days after the last program meeting.  Your receipt, cancelled check or proof of I.D. may be required.  Refund checks will be processed within fifteen (15) business days.

Cancellation Policy

In the event CARD needs to cancel a class or program due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or any other unforeseen circumstance, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee.  We understand that unexpected circumstances may also arise resulting in a need for you to withdraw from a class or program.  If so, please notify us prior to the first day of the class, and you will receive a full refund.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of some of the programs, there are exceptions.  Please refer to the program for additional information and exceptions.  Requests for refunds or transfers made be made in person, by email or by phone.  Your receipt, cancelled check or proof on identification may be required.  Refund checks will be processed within fifteen (15) business days.