Effie Yeaw Nature Center to Present the 9th Annual NatureFest

Sacramento Region, CA (MPG)  |  By Tova Fleming, Effie Yeaw Nature Center

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - NatureFest, a family-friendly event focusing on science & nature education, will run from 10am to 3pm at Effie Yeaw Nature Center on Sunday, September 22.

Nearly 40 local organizations will participate as exhibitors and sponsors, providing demonstrations and activities related to science education and outdoor recreation. Each exhibitor booth is interactive, and there are live animal shows and guided nature walks throughout the day.

Highlights include: An array of local and exotic animals presented on stage by Wild Things and Save the Snakes; Live bats, reptiles, and birds of prey at booths and shows all day long; Fly-tying instruction for kids; Karuk, Maidu, and Wintu tribe cultural demonstrations such as basket weaving; Hands-on art projects; Guided walks through the 100-acre nature preserve.

“This year we are celebrating our ninth annual NatureFest. This family-friendly event has grown each year, both in attendees and exhibitors,” said Heather Gabel, the Nature Center’s Interim Executive Director. “Last year we welcomed over 1,500 visitors and 30 booths. NatureFest is a great way to be introduced to the variety of nature related topics and activities in the Sacramento Region. We hope you will join us for this educational and fun event!”

Exhibitors include: NorCal Bats, Wild Things, Save the Snakes, Folsom Zoo, Sacramento Audubon Society, Maidu, Wintu, and Karuk Tribal demonstrations, Golden Country Wildlife Rescue and many more.

For more information, visit www.sacnaturecener.net or call 916-489-4918.

About Effie Yeaw Nature Center: Founded in 1976, the Nature Center is part of a 100-acre nature study area with riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and aquatic habitats. The nature area is included as a "Watchable Wildlife" site in the California state guide because of its reliable wildlife viewing opportunities.  In addition to the nature preserve, much loved by walkers, artists and photographers, other features of the Nature Center include: Replica Nisenan Maidu Summer Village, Museum Exhibits and Collection, Resident Animals, Native Plant Landscaping, Discovery Gift Shop. The Nature Center is the American River Parkway’s interpretive center dedicated to providing educational and interpretive programs and information about the natural environment to schools, children, and the public.