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12th Annual Snow Goose Festival: January 27-30, 2011
Free Events and Activities for the Whole Family: Sunday, Jan. 30

The Maze of Maps

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

This year we will feature an eclectic assortment of interesting maps from around the North Valley and beyond. Get the birdís eye view of our local landscape features. Stroll through maps in the CMFC hallway and let your curiosity take you on a tour.

Exhibits Galore & Vendors!

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

Displays by State, Federal, and Non-profit organizations. Plus vendors selling everything from binoculars to bird books.

Federal Junior Duck Stamp Display

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

All 100 California winners from nearly 2,000 entries will be on display. Donít forget to see the Chico winners.

Meet Smokey Bear and the Blue Goose!

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

Smokey the Bear and the National Wildlife Refugeís Blue Goose will be visiting at various times courtesy of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Also be sure to visit the US Fish & Wildlife Service fire safety exhibit booth.

Optics Demo

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

Learn the basics about Binoculars and Spotting Scopes for bird watching! What do the numbers mean? Isn't higher power always better? This will be a "show and tell" discussion about the differences in size, quality, and construction of optics so that you can make a good choice for your needs and budget. Sample optics will be available from numerous manufacturers to illustrate. Marilyn Rose from Out of This World Discount Binoculars will be the presenter.

Junior Naturalist Activities

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

Along with the Live Animal Presentations, Meet Smokey Bear and Blue Goose, Junior Duck Stamp Display, and the Duck Calling Contest children may earn a Junior Naturalist Certificate by participating in a few activities designed just for children. There will be nature crafts, opportunities to build bird feeders, make a bird call and much, much more!

Childrenís Duck Calling Class and Competition

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Chico Masonic Family Center

Local duck callers will be available for training and coaching before the contest. This is for youth up to 16 years old. Calls will be available for youths.