Category Archives: outdoor school

Outdoor School for All Campaign Kickoff, Jan. 30

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URGENT: Action Needed for House Bill 2516! (for Outdoor School) #Portland #pdx

I am sharing this via the Friends of Outdoor School: Please take the time RIGHT NOW to make an urgent and quick call to your local Senators office, asking them to ask Devlin to refer HB2516 to a work session? Today is the … Continue reading

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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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Outdoor School for Everyone!

I just sent this email off to Rep. Chris Garrett (D): Hello Representative Garrett, I live in SW Portland, and my 7 year old son Patrick attends first grade at Markham Elementary School. As we hope to remain in Portland, … Continue reading

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EPNA Interview #3: Kim Silva, Friends of Outdoor School

This is a new series of posts in which I interview Portland personalities that are making a difference in connecting children of this region to nature. Richard Louv, the premier voice in the children and nature movement, has written several … Continue reading

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EPNA Interview #2: Tony Deis, Trackers Earth

This is a new series of posts in which I interview Portland personalities that are making a difference in connecting children of this region to nature. Richard Louv, the premier voice in the children and nature movement, has written several … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events this week

Be sure to check Laura’s grand list for May, there’s some nature learning to be had! May 7 – “The Dynamic Geological History of Oregon” (Mission OE History Night, Mission Theater | Monday, May 7, 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW (& contest!): Counting the Rings: Stories, Testimonials, and Photographs of Multnomah EDS Outdoor School

UPDATE (4/25): There were three entries total, and the randomly selected winner of the Outdoor School book is Cactii. Congratulations! ———- I reviewed the book about the Portland Outdoor School program – Counting the Rings: Stories, Testimonials, and Photographs of Multnomah … Continue reading

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Is Outdoor School not worth it?

The proposed 2012-13 budget (PDF) for Portland Public Schools comes with a lot of cuts. One that concerns me and, I hope, my readers, is the complete cutting of the Outdoor School program. If you are interested in speaking out … Continue reading

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Some news and events

Portland Parks & Recreation’s events for Arbor Week can be found in this handy PDF. A kid-friendly event is planned for tomorrow, April 5th, at the South Park Block, SW Market & Clay from 11am to 1pm. Clackamas Review: Film takes … Continue reading

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