Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements —

Nature-based camps for Summer 2016 – now registering!

Community canoe paddle schedule with Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure

Starting April 2: 10-part “Explore Your Natural Areas” program from Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland-Vancouver Regional Eco-Blitz Series: May 7 at Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville; May 14 at Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove; May 21 at Powell Butte Nature Park in Portland; and May 21 at Fort Vancouver

Upcoming paddle events with Tualatin Riverkeepers

Nature classes at Hoyt Arboretum, Summerlake City Park (Tigard), and Mary S. Young Park (West Linn) from Tinkergarten

Sunset nature programs & Lunch with the Birds with Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve (Hillsboro)

Discovery Hikes with the Forest Park Conservancy

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Winter & spring and summer nature programming (pp. 165-170) from THPRD

Spring nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Spring nature programming at Jackson Bottom Wetlands (Hillsboro)

Spring nature programming at the Tillamook Forest Center

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Bird watching outings with Audubon Society of Portland

Bird walks with Backyard Bird Shop

 

May 21 | Kids to Parks Day | National Park Trust

May 21 | Tualatin River Bird Festival | Friends of the Refuge

May 21 | Summer Splash FREE Kayak Demo Day | Next Adventure

May 21 | Free Metro parks day | Metro

May 22 | Turtle Walk at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

May 26 | Evening Canoe the Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

June | Great Outdoors Month

June 1-12 | 30th Annual Great Blue Heron Week | The Intertwine

June 4 | National Trails Day | American Hiking Society

June 4 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

June 5 | Trees of Scouters Mountain Nature Park | Metroy

June 11 | National GetOutdoors Day | NFW

June 11 | Explorando el Columbia Slough | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

June 14 | Kalmiopsis Discovery Day | Leach Botanical Garden

June 18 | The Birds of Killin Wetlands | Metro

June 20 | Toothrock Full Moon Hike | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

June 22 | 6th Annual Regional Trails Fair | Metro

June 25 | Great American Campout | NFW

June 25 | 27th Annual Tualatin River Discovery Day | Tualatin Riverkeepers

June 25 | Animal Tracking Adventure | Metro

June 26 | Sunday Parkways: North Portland | Portland Bureau of Transportation

June 26 | Dry Creek Falls Hike and Sternwheeler Days | Friends of the Columbia Gorge

June 29 | International Mud Day | Everywhere

June 30 | Twilight Thursday at Smith and Bybee Wetlands | Metro

July 7 | Free Metro parks day | Metro

July 23 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

July 24 | Sunday Parkways: Northeast Portland | Portland Bureau of Transportation

August 13 | Guided Nature Walk, 9:30am | Tualatin Hills Nature Park

August 15 | Best Adventures Near Portland Release Party | Adam Sawyer

August 21 | Sunday Parkways: Southeast Portland | Portland Bureau of Transportation

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

September 24 | National Public Lands Day | NEEF

October 2 | Sunday Parkways: Sellwood-Milwaukie | Portland Bureau of Transportation

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 Environmental Education
Puddle Stompers at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council (beginning May 2)
Farm Fridays at Zenger Farm
Second Saturdays at the Water Resources Education Center in Vancouver, WA
Guided hikes at Columbia Springs in Vancouver, WA (third Wed. of most months)
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 first Thursday 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. May’s list is here.

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