Monthly Archives: March 2012

Metro Parent on “Raising a Nature Lover”

The April 2012 issue of Portland’s Metro Parent magazine is focused on nature. You can view the whole issue here to read: “Raising a Nature Lover,” “Earth Day, Every Day,” and “Kids Say the Greenest Things.” This here blog of … Continue reading

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A rainy stroll through Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge

Why let a little rain get in the way of some outdoor fun. Yesterday we joined Laura and Jasper (of Stag Beetle Power!) for a stroll around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (), and we found plenty of wonders, and were treated … Continue reading

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Science of light program at Multnomah County Library

We are big fans of libraries here at EPNA. Wife and mother Catherine is a librarian, afterall. But we just have a general love for books, too! We also love when libraries have educational and engaging programs about science and nature. During … Continue reading

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Spring break day camp at Tryon Creek State Park

One day during spring break, Patrick spent half a day at Tryon Creek State Park () for a day camp. They learned about salamanders!

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Adventure WILD Summer Day Camp!

There’s a new summer camp in town, and this one benefits the Friends of Outdoor School! Adventure WILD Summer Day Camp! A benefit for Friends of Outdoor School and partnership with Synergo, Adventure WILD Summer Day Camp is officially allowing registrations! -Will serve … Continue reading

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Whale watching at Ecola State Park

Third time is a charm. Twice Patrick and I have headed to the Oregon coast attempting to see migrating gray whales. Both times we came up empty-handed. This time, on March 26, we got to see some in the form … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: seeing red

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A walk at Vanport Wetlands

On March 25, after a few hours at the 2012 Better Living Show (pictures) at the Expo Center in North Portland, Patrick and I headed a hop, skip and a jump over to Vanport Wetlands (). This is a Port … Continue reading

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Spring Break Week 2012

I am off of work all this week because of Patrick’s spring break. Lucky me! Here is what we plan on doing to keep us busy and connected to nature: Monday - Whale watching week in Cannon Beach Tuesday – Patrick will … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: to be the animals who they are

A thought: Simply put, and I don’t know anyone who would disagree… young children need to play just as young animals need to play. We need free-ranging kids and we need to allow kids to be the animals who they … Continue reading

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