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LECTURE: What if Kids Design Cities? Nature, Discovery, and Play in Urban Design, Oct. 29

“Children should be seen and heard, ideally outdoors. So believes landscape architect and activist Robin Moore, founder of the Natural Learning Initiative. In a lecture and conversation presented by the John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape, Moore will … Continue reading

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Nature mentoring events with Jon Young

Nature mentor and naturalist Jon Young, author of What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World, will be in Portland again for two public events. Here is the schedule, with links to necessary information: Thursday, Nov. 13, … Continue reading

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LECTURE: Parenting With Nature in Mind, April 9

I just found out about this lecture/workshop at Lewis & Clark College on April 9th, and hope to attend: Parenting With Nature in Mind Wednesday, April 9 from 5-7pm Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, South Chapel $10 admission, register here … Continue reading

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LECTURE: “The Promise of Nature in Cities” with Dr. Timothy Beatley, Feb. 11

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LECTURE: Finding Ourselves in Nature: The Human Connection to the Natural World, October 30

Via Adam Alabarca Sustainability Speaker Series: Finding Ourselves in Nature: The Human Connection to the Natural World A Conversation with Dr. Susan Clayton, Professor of Psychology at the College of Wooster Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland October 30, … Continue reading

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Nature connection talk and workshop with Jon Young, July 15-16

Naturalist Jon Young will be in Portland next week for a talk and a workshop on nature connection. Talk and pizza, July 15: Workshop, July 16: Locations to be announced when you register, but I believe they will … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Scott Sampson offers insightful strategies to “plug in” to the natural world

In April, my friend Scott Sampson talked about children and nature for the annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series at from the University of Washington Department of Psychology and the University of Washington Alumni Association.

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Oregon Encyclopedia History Night: Portland and Nature through Audubon, Feb. 4

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VIDEO: Scott Sampson on “The Extinction of Experience: Youth, Nature, and Sustainability in the Digital Age”

Paleontologist and educator Scott Sampson, author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life, has devoted much of his time recently to discussing and sharing his views about children and nature. If you’re not already reading his blog … Continue reading

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Richard Louv to speak in Portland, June 21st

Last time Richard Louv spoke in Portland, at an event organized by the Audubon Society of Portland and the Oregon Zoo, I missed out (I was giving my own talk on Darwin for a local skeptic group). Louv, the author … Continue reading

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