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Wednesday photo of the week: a lake and a mountain

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Regional Nature Play and Education Symposium in Portland, Sept. 15

Metro, The Intertwine, and other groups have organized this symposium to go along with other events as part of filmmaker David Bond’s visit to Portland in September. His film, Project Wild Thing, about marketing nature to children in the UK, will … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: every child

A thought, made into a nice little image from Nature Rocks:

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Free Portland-area advance screening of “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” Aug. 16

Looking for something to do on Saturday, August 16? At Regal Cinema in Tigard there will be a free advance screening of the new film, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar at 11am. Tickets are free! Go to http://www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: my little monkeys

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Vote for my urban nature art photo!

My kids and I visited Jordan Woods Natural Area in the Cedar Mill neighborhood near Beaverton earlier today to see a new natural resource art installation, Mossuments, a series of three granite sculptures that, in the words of Seattle artist … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: like a girl

A thought: As a kid, I had no problem playing in our neighborhood creek for hours, catching tadpoles, getting muddy and climbing trees. But how was I experiencing nature with my daughter? I was generally keeping her in our tidy … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Garden learning at Blue Lake Regional Park in the Natural Discovery Garden (July 18,19,20 and August 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,29,30,31, from 1-5pm) Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge Hike series with Oregon Wild (also, three OW/Outdoor Project hikes) Canoe paddle series with Lower Columbia Estuary … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Wait! Wait! & In the Meadow

   Two recent children’s books from Enchanted Lion Books, I absolutely adore. Their stories are as simple as can be, and their illustrations beautiful, delicate, and immersive. Translated from Japanese, they capture the wonder and excitement of young children exploring … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: snacking at a waterfall

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