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Monday thought of the week: nature to love everywhere

A thought: Her wonder doesn’t stop there. Our path back to the budget hotel is far grittier than the splendors of the National Mall. We must make our way under bridges and highways, past a few derelict city plots. On … Continue reading

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The Earthsinger returns to Portland in August for a week of singing about nature

Via Dave Orleans: DAVE ORLEANS, THE EARTHSINGER 971-533-5548, earthsinger@comcast.net Dave Orleans is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, specializing in earth-friendly, family-style music he calls “Earthsinging”. Accompanying himself on guitar, banjo ukulele, and other unusual instruments, Dave presents a lively blend … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: lake view

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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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Monday thought of the week: what makes these teachers different

A thought: But couldn’t these children hurt themselves? Well, the short answer is yes. That’s what makes it so thrilling. But the teachers don’t have a disregard for safety, far from it. [They] are constantly assessing the risks the children … Continue reading

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Survey for the Portland Urban Coyote Project

The Portland Urban Coyote Project at PSU, which is “interested in understanding the relationship between humans and coyotes in the urban environment,” currently has a survey to gather information about the Portland public’s knowledge of, preconceptions about, and feelings toward … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: look up

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Monday thought of the week: with renewed enthusiasm

A thought: When we design and create stimulating spaces for children, we need to remind ourselves of the wonder that nature creates in us. If there is promise that each time a child engages in a space there is the opportunity for … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: rock to rock

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Earth Joy Writing in Portland, July 30

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