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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— 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

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Film Screening: Love Thy Nature (narrated by Liam Neeson)

Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) in Portland is hosting a screening of the film Love Thy Nature at 7pm on April 14th at PNCA’s Shipley/Collins Mediatheque. You can register for this free screening here (a donation is suggested). Here’s the trailer:

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BOOK REVIEW: Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

As a parent to two children who spend a lot of time in nature with me, I am always being presented with questions about this or that thing we see along the trail, in the sky, or under the surface … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: immersed

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Monday thought of the week: chart the journey

A thought: We can only expose children to experiences that etch lasting memories; they will chart the journey of learning from there. – Michael Lanza, Before They’re Gone: A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks (Boston: Beacon … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

— 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

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Two upcoming Portland area children & nature events

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

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Wednesday photo of the week: planting with a hot cocoa face

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!

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Monday thought of the week: experiences not entertainment

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)

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Wednesday photo of the week: crossing

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