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BOOK REVIEW: Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains & a local event with the author

While perusing old nature books on the reference shelves at nature centers around Portland, I tend to see the 1988 guide Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Daniel Mathews. It’s out-of-print, and Multnomah County Library has just a single copy in its … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Ladybug Nature Walks from Portland Parks & Recreation are back on – printable schedule here Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Ladybug Nature Walks from Portland Parks & Recreation are back on – printable schedule here Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs … Continue reading

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Film Screening: Love Thy Nature (narrated by Liam Neeson)

Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) in Portland is hosting a screening of the film Love Thy Nature at 7pm on April 14th at PNCA’s Shipley/Collins Mediatheque. You can register for this free screening here (a donation is suggested). Here’s the trailer:

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BOOK REVIEW: Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

As a parent to two children who spend a lot of time in nature with me, I am always being presented with questions about this or that thing we see along the trail, in the sky, or under the surface … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: immersed

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Monday thought of the week: chart the journey

A thought: We can only expose children to experiences that etch lasting memories; they will chart the journey of learning from there. – Michael Lanza, Before They’re Gone: A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks (Boston: Beacon … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Ladybug Nature Walks from Portland Parks & Recreation are back on – printable schedule here Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs … Continue reading

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Two upcoming Portland area children & nature events

Attention parents, teachers, school administrators, and informal educators, here are two events of interest being put on by The Intertwine next month: Children, Nature & Schools Symposium (Oregon Zoo) March 13 (Mon), 9a-6p $50, register by 3/8 Clark County Youth … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: planting with a hot cocoa face

Have you ever volunteered with a local nature organization or park district? If you’re interested in doing such a thing with your kids, let me know!

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