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Monthly Archives: March 2012
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
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
One day during spring break, Patrick spent half a day at Tryon Creek State Park () for a day camp. They learned about salamanders!
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
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
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
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