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Upcoming nature events in Portland

Summer camps are happening, perhaps still some openings: Nature-based summer break camps in the Portland area Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Summer calendar from the Tillamook Forest Center Ten Toe Express Walks from Portland Parks and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: creek play

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A family weekend on the Oregon coast in Astoria

My family and I spent last weekend in Astoria, OR. My wife and I had passed through this coastal Oregon city over a decade ago on a trip down the coast, before any kid was in the picture. Then, it … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: advice to parents

A thought: Here’s my advice to parents: 1) Kick them out of the house! Our parents did this. They said, “Go outside and play, come back for supper.” Send them outdoors, if only in the back yard. 2) Take an … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: lookout

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Monday thought of the week: on the lookout

A thought: Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. – E.B. White

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

It’s time to register for summer camps! Nature-based summer break camps in the Portland area Family canoe paddle outings with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Summer calendar from the Tillamook Forest Center Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy Hike series … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: creek child

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Wednesday photo of the week: forest bike ride

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Monday thought of the week: off limits

A thought: [B]y treating nature like an outdoor museum where everything is off limits, that human child in nature may well become extinct. – Linda McGurk, “When Nature Is Off-Limits – Thoughts on My Run-in with the Law at a Nature … Continue reading

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