Monthly Archives: July 2011

Newton Road trailhead, Forest Park

A quick snack, then a nice little walk in Forest Park (July 28th, pictures).

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Willamette River Canoe Paddle

I signed Patrick and myself up for a Willamette River voyager canoe paddle through the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership. We were joined by Jasper and his mother and some of their homeschooling friends, and departed on two canoes from … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: get down

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Monday thought of the week: passion

A thought: Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered … Continue reading

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July visit to Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Not much to say about this visit, except that we always enjoy Tualatin Hills Nature Park (July 22, pictures). http://vimeo.com/29163493

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Scale model of the Solar System, with CFI Portland

On a rainy July morning, we joined a group of parents and kids from CFI Portland in making a scale model of the Solar System, a la Bill Nye (but not that large): When one thinks of the various planets constituting our … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Park to transform into nature park thanks to Umpqua Bank

Spring Garden Park (Facebook) in Multnomah Village, thanks to a $10,000 grant from a contest held by Umpqua Bank, will soon become a children’s nature park (Oregon Live, 6/3/11): A project to install a nature play area in Spring Garden … Continue reading

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Re-connecting Kids With Nature (Discover the Forest)

http://www.discovertheforest.org/

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Wednesday photo of the week: making friends

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Family bug class and hunt at Graham Oaks, Aug 6th

Via Metro: Family bug class and hunt at Graham Oaks Saturday, Aug 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Summer time is bug time. Insects and other arthropods are busy everywhere, which is why Bug Fest is every August. This program … Continue reading

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