Category Archives: camping

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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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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Upcoming nature events for Portland and region

Ladybug Nature Walks with Portland Parks & Recreation Honeybee Hikes at Leach Botanical Garden Story and Strolls & Guided Nature Hikes (see pg. 14) at Tryon Creek State Park June 1st – Portland Children’s Museum is free from 4pm-8pm. Check … Continue reading

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Great American Backyard Campout

The NWF’s Great American Backyard Campout is this Saturday, June 25th. Seeing that I work on Sunday morning at 6:30am, I thought we’d camp in our backyard on Friday night. But I work at 6:30am on Saturday morning also! So I think … Continue reading

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Nature-related campaigns

Don’t forget about the spring activity guide (PDF) from Nature Rocks The Lets G.O.! campaign from the Children & Nature Network begins April 1st: The goal of Let’s G.O.! events is to bring together intergenerational groups of people to get … Continue reading

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