These workshops and activities are included in your ticket price and take place onsite.
Tickets are available at the door. Click here for field trip information
In the Exhibit Hall
|11-11:45am & 1-1:45pm |
The Limberjim Bartz Band musical performance with puppets.
All Day Activities9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
|Passport Adventure for Kids|
Kids receive their own passport to get a special stamp at each exhibit table, and at the end receive a prize at the Yolo Basin Foundation table!
|Know Your Waterfowl
10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Can you tell the difference between a female Mallard and a female Green-winged Teal? Do you know what eclipse plumage is? Beginners welcome. You’ll be a pro after this workshop with a waterfowl expert.
|Tule Decoys and Boats|
Have fun making a simple duck decoy or toy boat from local tules.
10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Learn how to call ducks and geese. Special pintail whistles will be available. Kids of all ages welcome.
|Kids Craft Table|
hosted by California Waterfowl
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
CA Waterfowl staff will guide participants in the basics of painting duck decoy silhouettes during this fun-filled workshop. Kids of all ages welcome, and your finished decoy is yours to keep!
|Fly Tying for Young People|
The Fly Fishers of Davis will teach you the art of fly tying and demonstrate the basics of fly fishing.
|Wood Duck Nest Box and Dove Cone Building|
|Close Encounters with Ducklings|
Nothing will put a smile on your face quicker than an adorable, downy mallard chick. Their cuteness will quack you up!
|Raptors from the California Raptor Center|
Get an up-close view of some of the beautiful and powerful raptors found in the Central Valley.
Taking place in the Demonstration Wetlands, Mural Trailer, and YBWA Headquarters Conference Room
All Day Activities
|Exploration at the Yolo Demonstration|
Discover the fascinating world of aquatic invertebrates. Put on some boots, step into the pond, and see what you find in your net.
9:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Increase your knowledge of these fascinating and important nocturnal mammals through a presentation by bat expert JoEllen Arnold and get a close-up look at live bats.
|Trout Fishing for Youth|
Receive some training and then try your hand at catching trout stocked in the wetlands pond on site. All supplies provided. Sign up for a spot when you arrive.
|Fun with Feather Function
10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Mural Trailer - Drop-in Activity
Hands-on explorations of amazing feather features from aerodynamics and insulation to nano-scale coloration, camouflage and stealth! You'll never look at birds..or put on that down jacket again in quite the same way!
|Water Testing Workshop|
11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Demonstration Wetlands - Drop-in Activity
How do we know when our water is healthy? By testing it, of course! Grab a water sample and get a hands-on view of just what is in our water.
11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Learn the basics of drawing ducks and geese during this instructional workshop offered by CA Waterfowl staff. All ages welcome.
12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Mural Trailer - Drop-in Activity
Owl Pellets are the regurgitated remains of an owl's meal. In them are found the bones, feathers, fur, teeth, and other non-digestible parts of their prey. Drop by and dissect a pellet. Discover what owls eat!
|Wildlife Photography Workshop
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. - Conference Room
Avian photographer Jim Dunn will provide suggestions for improving your wildlife images in the field and during processing. This class is aimed at photographers who have some experience with DSLR cameras.
|Bird Dog Demo|
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
West Patio of Conference Room
Watch trainer Steve Jimenez put his retrievers through their paces and pick up some training tips to try on your dogs at home!