Festival workshops and activities take place onsite at the
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters
Saturday, April 30 ~ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All workshops and activities are included in
entrance fee ($20/car).
For your listening pleasure
|The Limberjim Bartz Band musical performance with puppets.|
All Day Activities9 a.m. to 4 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!
Learn how to call ducks and geese. Special pintail whistles will be available. Kids of all ages welcome.
|Tule Decoys and Boats|
Have fun making a simple duck decoy or toy boat from local tules.
|Know Your Waterfowl
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.
|Kids Craft Table|
Whether you need a break from the excitement of the festival or you're just a crafty person, stop by and let the creativity flow!
|Bird Dog Demonstration|
Watch trainer Steve Jimenez put his retrievers through their paces and pick up some training tips to try on your dogs at home!
|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.
|Into the Wild Workshop
Are you a cub scout that wants to complete their requirements for the 'Into the Wild' activity? This workshop will have a one-hour classroom lesson followed by an optional nature walk to complete the activity requirements.
|Wood Duck Nest Box Building|
Help California Waterfowl build wood duck boxes for their conservation programs.
|Duck Decoy Painting|
Paint a wooden cut-out of a mallard or bufflehead to take home for your bookshelf or desk. Be as realistic or imaginative as you like!
|Dove Cone Building|
Make a dove cone to take home and put in your yard!
|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!
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!
|Wetland Pond Exploration|
Discover the fascinating world of aquatic invertebrates. Put on some boots, step into the pond, and see what you find in your net.
|Raptors from the California Raptor Center|
Porch - CDFW Building
Get an up-close view of some of the beautiful and powerful raptors found in the Central Valley.
How do we know if water in our wetlands is safe for the plants and animals that live it? By testing it, of course! Grab a water sample and get a hands-on view of just what is in our water.
|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.