Nature’s ABCs

A family program designed for children ages 0-5

Brought to you Free by First 5 Butte County.


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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 all year long. This program is funded by the voter-approved initiative, Proposition 10 (First 5), which applied a tax on tobacco products to fund improved outcomes for young children, and is brought to you for FREE by First 5 Butte County.  This is a drop in class, you can just stop by and join us.  This is not a drop off program and all children must be accompanied by an adult who can help them as needed. This program is designed for children 0-5 and is hosted in the Chico Creek Nature Center, Nature Play Room.  

Join us Wednesday Mornings from 10:30-11:45 to enjoy this free, drop-in program. Space is limited to the first 24 families, so please arrive on time to guarantee your space. 

Classes run in 6 week Sessions:

  1. 9/5-10/10
  2. 10/17-12/12
  3. 1/9-2/13
  4. 2/20-4/10
  5. 4/17-5/22

The following dates are no-class dates:

10/31 to 11/2, 11/9, 11/21 to 11/31, 3/20 to 3/29.


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.