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Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 16th! (and prize package giveaway), a reminder post

At the end of March, I shared that on May 16th the National Park Trust is holding its 5th annual Kids to Parks Day, described as “a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: in the open air

A thought: Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons, It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. – Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road,” Leaves of … Continue reading

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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 The Tillamook Forest Center is back open for the spring – check out their upcoming events Hike series with the Forest Park Conservancy Hike series … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: spring hike

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Monday thought of the week: a brief opportunity

A thought: We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. Richard Louv, Last Child in the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Arrow to Alaska: A Pacific Northwest Adventure & Portland events in April

Last year we shared about a new book for children from Seattle-based artist Hannah Viano, S is for Salmon: A Pacific Northwest Alphabet. Viano’s beautiful paper-cut art combined with learning about Pacific Northwest natural history made for a handsome little … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: springtime splash

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BOOK: Step Into Nature & reading at Annie Bloom’s Books on April 16

A new book will interest readers of this blog, and the author will do a reading at Annie Bloom’s Books in Multnomah Village on April 16 at 7pm. Patrice Vecchione, Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: nature play stickers

Get your “Slow: Children at Nature Play” stickers here!

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Two recent articles about nature play

Just want to share with you, dear reader, two recent articles about nature play, one written by me and the other about me and my Children at Nature Play sign efforts. – Amy Wang wrote a piece about me and … Continue reading

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