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The Chico Creek Nature Center in beautiful Bidwell Park will break ground in 2006 for a new exhibit and activities building. This facility will serve as a visitor information center for Bidwell Park. In addition to an exhibit hall, this building will include Kristie's Nature Lab, a 600 sq. ft. classroom (designer's drawing) where K-6th grade students can continue their environmental education with activities and studies that reinforce the lessons offered to them on hikes through the park.  The lab will offer students various types of interactive equipment (projecting microscopes), exhibits (interactive murals), and work space that can aid them in learning interesting concepts about the natural world in a fun setting.  The laboratory will also allow The Nature Center to extend its nature camp programs during the summer to include hands-on activities.

 To make a donation, mail your check, payable to Kristie's Nature Lab, to: 
The Chico Creek Nature Center
In Bidwell Park
1968 E. 8th Street
Chico, CA  95928

Also, if you would like a personal "Thank you note" from the Priano family, please send Candy an e-mail and we will make sure your contribution is acknowledged by us.  It is very important that you indicate clearly on your check that your donation is for Kristie's Nature Lab. If "Kristie's Nature Lab" is not on the check, the funds will be deposited into a general fund. Thank you.


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1828 Almendia Drive

Chico, CA 95926


Mark, Candy, Steve and Kristie
back home in Valparaiso, Indiana.
The magical summer of 1993

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