Friday links for the week

Via UrbanMamas:

You can take a tour of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park on Saturday from 12-4 (this is the Newt Day I previously mentioned). This family-friendly event provides activities designed to inspire exploration of nature during a season when it’s tempting to stay inside. $1 per person or 2 cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank.

You can also take a tour of Mount Talbert Nature Park in Clackamas this Saturday from 10 – 1 with a park naturalist. Borrow binoculars for bird watching and learn about some of the mushrooms poking up along the trails. Suitable for children 10 and up. Registration required. $5 for adults.

Or you can take your 10+ year-olds to Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton on Sunday from 1-4, where you will learn the basics of animal tracking with a park naturalist and tracker, then practice your new skills on a special tour of the park. You can also make plaster casts of animal tracks to take home. Registration required. $8.

Audubon Society of Portland is hiring both an Urban Wildlife Specialist and a Wildlife Care Center Operations Manager. Full job description and application instructions available on their website.

Audubon Society of Portland: Nature Night: eBird – Where Birding Meets Science (Nov. 9th)

Portland Family Adventures has a poll for deciding whether or not to host family meetups…

Portland Monthly: Graham Oaks Nature Park, Wilsonville (my photographs from a visit)

GeekMom: Kari Byron, Mythbuster Mom: How Do You Get Kids Interested in Science?

Children & Nature Network: Outdoor Education and Play Benefit All Education, Playing Outdoors can Supply a World of Benefits, and AAP Conference Attendees Inspired by Richard Louv’s 2010 Keynote

A few blogs to check out: The Magnifying Glass, Go Explore Nature, and Your Wild Child

Wild Pacific NW: 10 Extremes of Nature in the Pacific Northwest and Green to Red: Fall Foliage in the Pacific Northwest

OregonLive: Cleaning up Boardman: Clean-energy future within reach, if we pull together

The Portlander: Nature Writes the Rule Book on Backyard Bird Care

Book to get: A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting Kids with Nature through the Seasons by Rick van Noy

Sustainable Life: He speaks for the birds – Audubon’s Bob Sallinger is Portland’s own ‘Lorax’

Friends of Tryon Creek: Raising the Bar for Environmental Literacy

THPRD Out and About: The coolest tree in Beaverton

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