Category Archives: portland parks and recreation

Wednesday photo of the week: ladybug nature walk

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These Parks Depend On You and Me – Yes on 26-159

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Wednesday photo of the week: nature camp

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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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Festival of the Birds, May 11

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Wednesday photo(s) of the week: heritage trees

Today after school, I took Patrick to find some of Portland’s heritage trees. There are 300 total, but I just wanted him to see a few in our area of town, in SW Portland. Both of these can be found … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: a little windy

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Winter Solstice Night Hike with Portland Parks and Rec, Dec. 21st

Via Portland Parks and Recreation: Nighttime Hoots & Howls Meet a naturalist for an “after hours” walk! Hear the chirps of birds settling in for the night, the hoots of owls as they search for prey, and other night time … Continue reading

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EPNA Interview #6: Elvira Muniz Stenson, Portland Parks & Recreation

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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In which I ask, “Why even go outside?”

When I take Patrick outside, on a trail somewhere or at a nature park, as a parent I allow him these (what seem to me simple and obvious) activities for children: – running on a trail, out of my arm’s … Continue reading

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