Monthly Archives: October 2010

Eat a burger for Audubon's Community-Based Camps!

Via the Audubon Society of Portland: This Saturday, October 30, eat at participating Burgerville restaurants and Send a Kid to Camp! Portland Audubon Community-Based Summer Camp provides children with exciting experiences in nature, in five-day summer camp and then in … Continue reading

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Friday links for the week

Only 4 days left to vote Yes on 76: Protect Oregon’s Water, Parks and Wildlife OregonLive: New documentary ‘Play Again’ unplugs six Portland-area teens; website and trailer: Your Parks Go Guide: Helping Build Communities–Forest Grove’s ‘B’ Street Trail OPB Field … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: on a bridge…

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Nature education links

NSTA Blog: Experience being outdoors in nature—how much do we need? NSTA, Science & Children articles: Nature’s Palette and A Walk in the Woods

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Monday thought of the week: evoliteracy

A thought: Schooling for sustainability should be rooted in three intertwined elements, each of which informs the other two: 1) new metaphors—including the web, the tree, and the river/whirlpool—that enable us to perceive reality in new and instructive ways; 2) … Continue reading

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Elections are upon all of us. Here in Oregon, voting is done by mail, so I have done so already. There are some interesting measures on the ballot for Portland: Passed Measure 76 Amends Constitution: Continues lottery funding for parks, beaches, … Continue reading

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Connect2science: Through Nature (workshop in Portland)

Funny that on the same day I post a video about making connections to nature comes an opportunity for informal educators: Connect2science: Through Nature From Thursday, November 18, 2010 – 09:00am To Friday, November 19, 2010 – 04:00pm A Nature-based … Continue reading

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Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (website/map) Date visited: 27 March 2010 Previous visits: none Photos (others’ photos) All posts mentioning “Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge” Books: Dave Anderson/Audubon Society of Portland, A field guide to Oaks Bottom (1979) Facebook/Facebook/Twitter Although we did … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Here’s a nice video, Making Connections – Montana Natural History Center (3:47) from Conservation Media on Vimeo. Although in Montana, I think the visuals and quotations used in the video nicely get across that children need to be connected to nature.

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My little explorers wear KEEN footwear!

We get outside a lot. That means a lot of walking, hiking, and scrambling over rocks or alongside creeks. It’s important for my kids to have solid footwear that is comfortable and lasting. So, they wear shoes from Portland’s own … Continue reading

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