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- Two upcoming Portland area children & nature events
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- Monday thought of the week: experiences not entertainment
- Wednesday photo of the week: crossing
- VIDEO: Columbia Gorge geology
- Wednesday photo of the week: immersed
- Monday thought of the week: all the world
- Nature-based camps for Spring Break 2016
- Monday thought of the week: attention is the beginning of devotion
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— Please check for any schedule changes or registration requirements — Ladybug Nature Walks from Portland Parks & Recreation are back on – printable schedule here Now playing at OMSI’s Empirical Theater in 3D: National Parks Adventure Upcoming OMSI Science Pubs … Continue reading
Attention parents, teachers, school administrators, and informal educators, here are two events of interest being put on by The Intertwine next month: Children, Nature & Schools Symposium (Oregon Zoo) March 13 (Mon), 9a-6p $50, register by 3/8 Clark County Youth … Continue reading
Have you ever volunteered with a local nature organization or park district? If you’re interested in doing such a thing with your kids, let me know!
A thought: Children need experiences, not entertainment, in play. The more kids can do, see, feel and experience for themselves in play, the more connected they will feel to the world, and less overwhelmed. – Kim John Payne (Simplicity Parenting)
This is a fantastic overview of the geologic history of the Columbia Gorge!
A thought: Whatever landscape a child is exposed to early on, that will be the sort of gauze through which he or she will see all the world afterward. – Wallace Stegner
The Portland area has much to offer for kids to learn about many aspects of nature and be active outside. Here’s a list of organizations that offer nature-based camps for Spring Break 2017 (March 27-31). Be sure to contact each … Continue reading
A thought: Teach the children. We don’t matter much. But the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin flowers. And … Continue reading