Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements —

List of Summer Camp 2017 opportunities

Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs about ice age floods and volcanoes

Upcoming Intertwine Regional Eco-Blitz events

Nature classes at Portland area parks from Tinkergarten

Discovery Hikes with the Forest Park Conservancy

Guided hikes at Camassia Natural Area with the Nature Conservancy of Oregon: May 14

Family-friendly hikes with Friends of the Columbia River Gorge (click on the family-friendly filter to the right of the screen)

Hike series with Oregon Wild

Spring tours at the Hoyt Arboretum

Free Metro Parks Day on June 21

Spring nature programming from THPRD

Spring nature programming from the Friends of Tryon Creek

Spring nature programming at Jackson Bottom Wetlands (Hillsboro), including their regular Lunch with the Birds and Sunset Sit, Moonrise Smile outings

Spring nature programming at the Tillamook Forest Center (watch for announcements

Spring nature programming at the Leach Botanical Garden

Free Skills Series from Rewild Portland (every month)

Bird watching outings with Audubon Society of Portland

Bird and kid’s nature walks with Backyard Bird Shop

May 6 | Kids Fishing Festival | Columbia Springs (Vancouver)

May 9| Nature Night: The Singing Brain, The Fascinating Science of Birdsong | Audubon Society of Portland

May 10 | Puddle Stompers | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

May 11 | Evening Canoe the Slough| Columbia Slough Watershed Council

May 11 | Wild Gresham: A Community Talk on Wildlife | Johnson Creek Watershed Council

May 14 | Nature Days in the Park: Pioneer Park | THPRD

May 16 | Cormorants on East Sand Island: Update and Next Steps | Audubon Society of Portland

May 18 | Outdoor Classroom Day | Everywhere <– ATTENTION TEACHERS!!

May 20 | Tualatin River Bird Festival | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

May 20 | Children’s Nature Fair | Leach Botanical Garden

May 20 | Fantastic mosses and where to find them (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

May 20 | Kids to Parks Day | National Park Trust <– check out my post (with giveways!)

May 21 | Turtle walk in the wetlands (Smith and Bybee) | Metro

May 21 | Ross Island Regatta: Celebrate Great Blue Heron Week! | Audubon Society of Portland

May 27 | Classroom Discovery Days: Pollination: insects, birds, and bees | Friends of Tryon Creek

June 3 | National Trails Day | American Hiking Society

June 8 | Grant’s Getaways: Oregon Adventures with the Kids | Hillsboro Public Library

June 11| Animal tracking adventure (Oxbow Regional Park) | Metro

June 14 | Puddle Stompers | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

June 20 | Puddle Stompers | Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

June 24 | ¡Explorando el Columbia Slough! | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

June 24 | Farmington Paddle Launch grand opening and Tualatin River Discovery Day | Metro

June 24 | Howell Pollinator EcoBlitz | Metro

June 24 | Stayin’ Alive: Survival fires (Oxbow Regional Park) | Metro

July 12-15 | National Children & Youth Garden Symposium in Vancouver, WA

July 13 | Twilight Thursday (Blue Lake Regional Park) | Metro

July 14 | Families in the field: forest adventure (Scouters Mountain Nature Park) | Metro

July 15 | Herons and eagles of River Island (Barton Park) | Metro

August 4 | Families in the field: winged wildlife discovery (Blue Lake Regional Park) | Metro

August 6 | 23rd Annual Columbia Slough Regatta | Columbia Slough Watershed Council

August 10 | Twilight Thursday (Smith and Bybee Wtlands Natural Area) | Metro

August 12 | Nadaka Park Festival | Friends of Nadaka & Columbia Slough Watershed Council

August 12 | The wild side of the wetland (Blue Lake Regional Park) | Metro

Regular nature outings (check websites for seasonal scheduling):
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
Nature Days in the Park and Nature Mobile from THPRD’s Natural Resources
Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden
Tadpole Tales with Columbia Slough Watershed Council
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, and unfortunately this will be the last one she puts together.

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