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

Early morning bird walks at Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge: July 2, August 6, Sept. 3Sept. 3, and Oct. 1

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

Upcoming paddle events with Tualatin Riverkeepers

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

Discovery Hikes with the Forest Park Conservancy

Hike series with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Summer nature programming (pp. 165-170) from THPRD

Summer nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Summer nature programming at Jackson Bottom Wetlands (Hillsboro)

Summer 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

 

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 12 | Book talk: Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America | Powell’s City of Books

July 21 | Book talk: Coyote America | Powell’s City of Books

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

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

August 11 | Turtles of the Tualatin | Tualatin Riverkeepers

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. June’s list is here.

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