Upcoming nature events in Portland

Summer camps are happening, perhaps still some openings:
Nature-based summer break camps in the Portland area

Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Summer calendar from the Tillamook Forest Center

Ten Toe Express Walks from Portland Parks and Recreation

Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy

Hike series with Portland branch of Hike It Baby

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Summer nature programming from THPRD

Summer nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Nov. 12-Aug. 29, 2015 | Exhibit: In the Footsteps of David Douglas | Washington County Museum

May-August | Amazing Arthropods (programs with The Bug Chicks) | Multnomah County Library (various)

May 29-August 30 | Metro family activities at the Oregon Zoo’s Backyard Makeover exhibit (F/S/Su, 10am-2pm)) and Blue Lake Natural Discovery Garden (F/S/Su, 1pm-5pm)

July-August | Tall ship visits to ports in the Columbia River Gorge | Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain

July 31 | Sunset Walk (Smith & Bybee Wetlands)| Metro

August 1 | Introduction to the Language of Birds | Metro

August 2 | Rock Creek Regional Trail Walk | Metro

August 2 | Columbia Slough Regatta | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

August 2 | Naturalist in the Park (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

August 2 | Willamette River Revival | Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group

August 7 | Sunset Walk (Graham Oaks Nature Park)| Metro

August 8 | StoryWalk at Spring Garden Park | Capitol Hill Library

August 9 | Naturalist in the Park (Mount Talbert Nature Park)| Metro

August 11 | Lecture: Kristin Ohlson on The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet | Friends of Family Farmers

August 12 | Bats of the Night | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

August 13 | Lecture: Darlingtonia’s Home: The Unique Eco-systems of the Southern Oregon Siskiyous | Leach Botanical Garden

August 14 | Families in the Field (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

August 14-16 | Return from the Burn – A Step Back in Time Event | Tillamook State Forest

August 16 | Family-Friendly Paddle | Tualatin Riverkeepers

August 16 | Naturalist in the Park (Smith & Bybee Wetlands) | Metro

August 16 | Seaport Celebration | Port of Portland

August 17-21 | Paddle Oregon | Willamette Riverkeeper

August 18 | StoryWalk at Midland Park | Midland Library

August 18-22 | Paddle Oregon | Willamette Riverkeeper

August 21 | Families in the Field (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

August 22 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 22 | Rural Living Field Day | West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

August 23 | Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways | Sunday Parkways

August 23 | Naturalist in the Park (Graham Oaks Nature Park) | Metro

August 28 | Bat Night | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

August 30 | Naturalist in the Park (Smith & Bybee Wetlands) | Metro

September 5 | Blue Lake park day | Blue Lake Regional Park

September 5 | Vulture Awareness Day | Audubon Society of Portland

September 6 | Naturalist in the Park (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

September 12 | 10 Years of Trackers | Trackers Earth

September 12 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

September 20 | Sunday Trailways: Waterhouse Linear Park | THPRD

September 20 | Naturalist in the Park (Cooper Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

September 27 | Tilikum Crossing/Sellwood Portland Sunday Parkways | Sunday Parkways

October 3 | Autumn River Paddle Trip | Tualatin Riverkeepers

October 17 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

October 24 | Discovery Hike: Fall Park Tour | Forest Park Conservancy

Oct. 10-Jan. 10, 2016 | Exhibit – Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection | Portland Art Museum

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling):
Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from THPRD’s Natural Resources
Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden
Story and Strolls and Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek State Park
Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks & Recreation
Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Bird Walks for adults and kids through Backyard Bird Shop
Audubon Story Time (1st/3rd Saturdays starting May 2nd
Free field trips with Audubon Society of Portland volunteers
Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm
Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA
Tillamook Tales at the Tillamook Forest Center

Did you know?
– $2 admission at OMSI the first Sunday of every month
– $3 admission at the World Forestry Center the first Thursday of every month
– $4 admission at the Oregon Zoo the second Tuesday of every month
– FREE admission at the Portland Art Museum the fourth Friday of every month, 5-8pm
– FREE admission at the Portland Children’s Museum the first Friday of every month, 4-8pm
– FREE admission at the Oregon Historical Society & Museum every day for Multnomah County residents

*My friend Laura posts a monthly listing of kid and family-friendly events of natural, scientific, and cultural interest. July’s list is here.

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