[Friday] links for the week

John Muir quote

Seen in Cedar Mills shopping center in Beaverton

I’ve neglected a few Friday link posts, so here is a massive list:

Who do you think you really are?

An inquiry-based science competition for students, American Museum of Natural History’s Young Naturalist Competition; the deadline for 2011 research essays is March 1, 2011.

Portland Parks & Recreation: Full Moon hike on the Winter Solstice (Dec. 21, 5:00pm at Whitaker Ponds Natural Area)

Plenty of local environment news from OPB’s blog Ecotrope

Audubon Society of Portland: 111th Christmas Bird Count 2010 & Please Help Protect the Northern Spotted Owl and Restore Our Old Growth Ecosystems & Update: Lake Oswego City Council Adopts Key Sensitive Lands Program Revisions! & Schedule for Winter Break Camp

National Wildlife Federation/Be Out There: Moving Outdoors in Nature Act (fact sheet)

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is coming up in April

The New York Times: Head Out for a Daily Dose of Green Space

Various locations of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District are having a contest for best food drive barrel. The nature center needs your vote

Tryon Creek Naturalist Notes: It’s Raining Salamanders and Dogs Continued…

Tryon has Winter Nature Day Camps

Conservation News: AFWA Releases a Literature Review on the Benefits of Outdoor Skills to Health, Learning and Lifestyle

Exploring Tryon Creek: No Oregon Child Left Inside & Ethnobotany & Hooray for Outdoor Education! (here’s the winter program guide and newsletter for Tryon)

Tualatin Hills Nature Park in Beaverton will have an open house for their preschool program on January 27, from 4-6:30pm (call 503-629-6350 for more information)

Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge will have their volunteer naturalist training program in February (contact 503-625-5944 for an application and more information)

Earth Island Journal: How Richard Louv Sparked a Movement to Get Kids Outdoors

Your Parks Go Guide: State park day-use parking permits on sale

Wild About Nature Blog: Brought To You By Nature

Beautiful nature shots from Barbara Scoles Photography in Tigard. For example, this Grosbeak at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge:

Tug at Nature: Experimenting With Leaves

Nature Conservancy: LEAF 2010 Students:

Portland Parks & Recreation: December newsletter (Raven Review) from their environmental education branch (purchase winter wreaths to fund nature camp scholarships)

Portland Parks & Recreation: Nuts About Nature! Outdoor Preschool Program

Who is Buddy Bison?

Chasing the Tarahumara: PLAY AGAIN – A POWERFUL NEW FILM ABOUT KIDS GROWING UP REMOVED FROM THE NATURAL WORLD

OPB Field Guide: Video Shows Wild Coyote in Portland in Broad Daylight

OPB Field Journal: Great Balls of Sturgeon Impressive, but Numbers in Decline & Fish Eye View: National Geo Photos in Public Domain & Cormorants Feasting on More Salmon Than Ever

ActiveKidsClub.com: Activkidsclub.com’s top 10 #playoutdoors holiday gift ideas

kids discover nature: 21 Perfect Stocking Stuffers for Connecting Kids to Nature

OregonLive: With $17 million soon in hand, Tigard wants to hear ideas for new parks

Lake Oswego Review: City council should adopt sensitive lands proposals

End of Ordinary: Tricks for Hiking with Kids & Cooper’s Spur and Elliot Glacier

Wild Pacific Northwest: 5 More Extremes of Nature in the Pacific Northwest & Winter Activities: Birdwatching & Winter Activities: Whale Watching

The Well-Read Naturalist: The Twelve Natural History Books of Christmas – Book Three: Mariposa Road

Oregon Wild: MotW 7 – the Fairy Bonnet & MotW 8 – the big fuzzy & Easy to spot hedgehog & Climate Canary & New way to find spotty

Portland Monthly: Human/Nature (book excerpt)

Tualatin Riverkeepers: Stand Up for Fanno Creek & Stormwater Quiz & We Are Thankful for the Return of the Salmon

Tales from the Trails: Signs of Wildlife in Forest Park FOREST PARK IN EVERY SEASON: PICTURES & FINNISH PULLA – WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS – NOW CAN BE YOURS TOO!

Portland Parks & Recreation: Fall in Forest Park (nice photo of foggy trail)

Southwest Community Connection: Whither Spring Garden Park?

The Intertwine: Environmental Education Evaluation Roundtable, January 14, 2:30-6:30pm, OMSI (contact 503-288-5790 for more information)

The Intertwine: Running the Wildwood Trail through Hoyt Arboretum to the Pittock Mansion

OregonLive: Vancouver-Clark Parks has some hard trails, great for walking/biking when soft trails are mud baths

Portland Family Adventures: Wapato Access Greenway

Metro: Walk There! Graham Oaks audio tour & Winter restoration at Metro’s natural areas & Protecting land protects the economy, too, study says

Clearing: Interactive: Education Vs. Advocacy

Punctuated Equilibrium: Bird (“This sweet video shows a budding naturalist learning to be in his element. It describes an interaction between a child and a bird — where the bird shocks this kid out of his complacency and in just a few seconds, shows this budding naturalist what it is like to truly be in nature.”)

Pacific NW Birder: American Dipper… North America’s only aquatic songbird & ID Challenge: Horned and Eared Grebes in winter

Montana Naturalist: The Black-Capped Chickadee

Your Wild Child: Book report: Tracks

Mesmerizing Moments: kidsMM

REI: How Your Photo Could Appear on the 2012 America the Beautiful Pass

The Windsor Star: Anne Jarvis: Outside learning enriches

The Daily Telegraph: Why playing in the dirt makes kids smart

In Small Gardens: Importance of Outside Time

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