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Wednesday photo of the week: nature play at OMSI

We loved the nature-themed sections in the huge children’s play area at OMSI! Afton is reading A Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Summer is here, and so are summer camps

I realize this post is a little late, but for any parents who are still looking to sign their child(ren) up for summer camps, here are places in the Portland area with awesome nature-based programs. Be sure to contact each … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

  An OMSI Science Pub on February 4th explores Oregon geology. Scott Burns will present “The Evolution of Oregon’s Dynamic Geologic History.” Details here. February 4th is also the night of the Oregon Encyclopedia History Night’s “Portland and Nature through … Continue reading

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A walk on the east side (Springwater Corridor, Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, OMSI’s Salmon Walk)

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

July 7 | Library Story Walk: “Bring the whole family for a StoryWalk at Spring Garden Park led by the Capitol Hill Library youth librarian. This special storytime will explore a nature book and the park at the same time. A nature … Continue reading

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Some shots from a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

This visit to OMSI was in mid-June (photos). Great exhibit on natural disasters (but photos were not allowed inside): We watched an awesome planetarium show about the evolution of life:

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Photos from the Transit of Venus viewing party at OMSI

On Tuesday, when I first saw the dark silhouette of Venus moving across the Sun – transiting, if you will – I tweeted: When this celestial event next occurs, I will be 139 years old or so. Patrick, 111. Our … 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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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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OMSI Science Pub on the Penguins of Oregon

The OMSI Science Pub on April 17th had a nature theme to it: Penguins of Oregon. The presenter was none other than Portland’s favorite naturalist, James Davis. Of course, there are no penguins in Oregon, but there are coastal birds that people … Continue reading

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