Macroinvertebrates by Big Chico Creek

Bugging Out!

One of the activities we take the most pride in is providing educational opportunities for children in the communities where we work. From small rural villages in the Mekong region to several different classrooms in California, FISHBIO staff have helped teachers and students learn more about the science and conservation of fish and rivers. As…

Inside Giant Catfish

Fish on parade!

We  had a great time at the Endangered Species Faire in Chico, particularly in the Parade of the Species, which featured some of the students who participated in our education program. In our (only slightly biased) opinion, the truly giant Mekong Giant Catfish puppet was the star of the parade, and received lots of cheers…

Painting Catfish

Larger-than-life catfish crafting

“In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.”–  Baba Dioum We at FISHBIO couldn’t agree more with this quote, which is part of our reason for starting the Three Rivers program. We have truly enjoy sharing our…

Watching ARIS video

Technology for Teachers

While FISHBIO has worked with many a student during classroom visits, we recently hosted an event just for teachers. Staff at our Chico office welcomed a group of teachers-in-training from Chico State and Sacramento State universities for an educational presentation at Bidwell Park. These teachers are part of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which…