Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements —

List of Summer Camp 2017 opportunities

Have you checked out The Intertwine’s new mobile app Daycation to learn about things to do in nature around the Portland area?

Summer fun days at Blue Lake Park, every Tues, Wed and Thurs, July 11-Aug. 10, 11:30am-2:30pm

Family canoe paddles with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs about the total solar eclipse, volcanoes, PNW geology, and protecting Oregon’s biodiversity

Upcoming events with the Friends of Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (in WA)

Upcoming Sunday Parkways events around the city

Upcoming community paddles with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Nature classes at Portland area parks from Tinkergarten

Discovery Hikes with the Forest Park Conservancy

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

Summer tours at the Hoyt Arboretum

Summer nature programming from THPRD (Beaverton area)

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

Summer 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

July 19 | Bat Chat at Tryon Creek | Friends of Tryon Creek

July 22 | Walking among the giants (at Oxbow Regional Park) | Metro

July 22 | Help clear out 2,200 square feet of pavement to make way for a nature-playscape | Depave

July 25 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

July 26 | Bat Chat at Sauvie Island | Friends of Tryon Creek

August 2 | Bat Chat at Tryon Creek | Friends of Tryon Creek

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 9 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

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

August 12 | Backyard Bats Family Program (at Cooper Mountain) | THPRD

August 12 | NW Fossil Fest | Rice Museum of Rocks & Minerals

August 13 | Bat Chat at Sauvie Island | Friends of Tryon Creek

Aug. 25-Sept. 25 | Swift Watch at Chapman Elementary| Audubon Society of Portland

August 26 | Sneak peek of Newell Creek Canyon (in Oregon City) | Metro

August 26 | 10th Annual Johnson Creek Cleanup | Johnson Creek Watrshed Council

August 30 | Bat Chat at Tryon Creek | Friends of Tryon Creek

September 2 | Vulture Awareness Day | Audubon Society of Portland

September 13 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

September 15 | Free Metro parks day | Metro

September 15 | Friday night hike (at Blue Lake Regional Park) | Metro

September 19 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

September 23 | The amazing geology of Chehalem Ridge | Metro

September 24 | Salmon Celebration at Westmoreland Park | Johnson Creek Watrshed Council

October 11 | Free Metro parks day | Metro

October 11 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

October 17 | Puddle Stompers | Friends of the Refuge

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 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

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