Hotline: 805-543-9453 (WILD)

Central Coast


Saturday, May 12
Mission Plaza, San Luis Obispo


Come Discover the Wild Where We Live with Pacific Wildlife Care at our 2018 Central Coast Wildlife Festival.  This free, family-friendly wildlife educational faire will have exhibits, displays and interactive activities for all ages that aim to promote awareness and inspire responsible stewardship and coexistence with the native wildlife that live on the Central Coast and will feature:

  • Native wildlife ambassadors
  • Puppet shows/skits
  • Wildlife film
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Displays and activities with our 25+ partner eco-organizations

This year's theme is focused on the many wildlife treasures found right in our backyards. This is a wildlife event, no dog's please!  Food will be available for purchase. We'll have Bliss Cafe, Grilled Cheese Incident, Jamba Juice and SLO Roasted Coffee on the premises.

Participating Organizations
  • Melinda - Bat Education
  • Biodiversity First!
  • Bob Peak - Osage Indian Culture
  • Cal Poly Herpetology (Emily Taylor)
  • Cal Poly Wildlife Club (John Perrine) - Specimens and skulls
  • Camp Natoma - Leave No Trace Ethics Activity and/or nature craft
  • Camp Ocean Pines - Raptor + Live handling of animal specimens
  • Central Coast Aquarium - Touchtanks + Bean Bag Toss Game, Artifacts (skulls, jaws, shells, inc), marine displays
  • Central Coast State Parks Association
  • Cuesta College ECE & Children's Center
  • Friends of the Carrizo Plain - Vegetation map of the monument, match animals with its habitat. Message is importance of habitat conservation.
  • Friends of the Elephant Seal
  • Learning Among the Oaks/Land Conservancy - Skits/Puppet Shows + Discovery Packs
  • Los Padres Forest Watch
  • Outside Now - Primitive Skills and Ancestral Arts (primitive fire-making, basket-weaving, blending wild harvest teas, making cordage)
  • Seabird Protention Network
  • Sprout Up - Craft Table
  • San Luis Chapter of the Wildlife Society - Differant animals require different habitats
  • The Marine Mammal Center - Demonstration of patient treatments and rescue operations, conservation tips and tricks
Food Available for Purchase
  • Bliss Cafe
  • Grilled Cheese Incident
  • Jamba Juice
  • SLO Roasted Coffee