Come to this second annual free event in Oregon City and join 36 artists, musicians, hiking trails, and children's activities in enjoying art and demonstrations in the woods.
Learn about the Kingdom Fungi broadly, considering the diversity of form, function and ecological significance, before delving into specific topics about different types of mushrooms including: cultivation, nutrition, medicinal benefits, foraging and mushroom identification. Format for this event will be a classroom presentation followed by a mini-foray with the use of field guides. This event is appropriate for ages 13 and older. Free, but preregistration is required at www.tryonfriends.org.
Park Ranger and Mushroom Enthusiast Dane Osis from Fort Stevens State Park will visit Tryon Creek State Natural Area to share his knowledge of mushroom identification and ecology. This program will provide an introduction to the important ecological role that fungi fill as well as helpful tricks and tips for identifying Pacific Northwest mushrooms. We'll then hit the trail to discover what species live in Tryon Creek State Natural Area. This free event is appropriate for ages 10 and older. Please preregister at www.tryonfriends.org.
This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome. Topics vary from week to week. Pre-register online at www.tryonfriends.org.
Make a difference while having fun and exploring Salmon Creek Park, an urban wildlife greenway. Help plant trees to benefit the local habitat of Salmon Creek. Named for the historical salmon runs of the past, it recently regained its status as a salmon spawning ground thanks to the help of local volunteers.
All ages welcome. Fun for groups, families and individuals. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
We provide: Tools, gloves, hot cocoa, coffee and snacks.
What to bring: Water bottle, snack, extra clothing, shoes for the ride home, and camera or binoculars if desired.
What to wear: Dress for the weather; clothes may get wet and muddy. Long sleeves, pants, rain gear and sturdy shoes or boots are recommended.
What to expect: Estuary Partnership staff will distribute tools and gloves and demonstrate planting techniques. Volunteers will be planting for approximately 2 1/2 hours.
Please contact Samantha Dumont at 503-226-1565 x 245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with the Gresham Bicycle Tourism Initiative, JCWC will host a group bike ride exploring points of interest within the City of Gresham including several natural areas. All ages and skill-levels welcome. The ride will take about 2-3 hours.
Start at Linneman Station - 3804 West Powell Loop, Gresham, OR
This 7 mile ride stops at 4 natural areas along the Springwater Corridor Trail for brief presentations on each, including:
- Gresham Woods/Butler Creek- Renate Dietrich, Field Surveyor with City of Gresham, will be speaking at Gresham Woods
- Ambleside Natural Area
- Main City Park- *guest speakers from the Friends of Tsuru Island/Gresham Sister City Assoc will address riders.
- Upper Johnson Creek Natural Area- site tour by Aquatic Contracting
Join us in downtown historic Gresham after the ride for food and drinks!
Join the Bicycle Tourism Initiative Saturday, September 20th for a scenic and informative 50-mile ride with many stops along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Learn some great stories about the highway presented by ODOT's Kristen Stallman and some equally interesting factoids about salmonids delivered by knowledgeable staff from State Parks, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Metro. Meet at Corbett High School for the ride start. The route follows the Historic Columbia River Highway east to Bonneville and the Cascade Hatchery at Eagle Creek. The tour returns to Corbett along the Historic Highway and continues to Troutdale for a last glimpse of salmon and a discussion about the historic highway's role in Oregon's tourism economy.
The health and welfare of Oregon’s children is in decline, and this
decline is strongly linked to the limited opportunities modern
children have for free play. Today, more than one quarter of
Oregon eighth-graders is overweight or obese, and one in ten
children suffer from mental illness.
On September 11-15, a consortium of organizations
and advocates is hosting a series of events directed at increasing
public awareness of the important role free and outdoor play has
in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive health of our
children. We invite you to participate in these “wild” events and hope you will join us!
March 17, 2014 | Portland, OR -- The Oregon Conservation Education Coalition's organizing committee will meet on April 16th at the downtown Portland office of the Oregon Community Foundation.
The meeting will focus on identifying a sustainable funding source to support environmental literacy throughout the state of Oregon. Please contact Kim Silva at the Outdoor School to learn more.