Category Archives: volunteering

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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My two pieces in this month’s issue of Metro Parent

The April issue of Metro Parent is out, which means you can read two new pieces from me! First, an article about volunteering in nature for families, perfect for Earth Day month. And second, my second “Raising Nature Explorers” column, … Continue reading

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Metro now accepting applications for Nature University

Applications due November 4th. Via Metro: METRO’S NATURE UNIVERSITY Learn how to help children and adults discover nature by enrolling in Metro’s unique and intensive naturalist training program. What is Nature University? Nature University is a 12-week training course that starts … Continue reading

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Family-friendly volunteer opportunity at Yamhill Oaks Preserve, July 13

Do you want to help collect native seed and control invasive species at a natural area west of McMinnville? You can sign up to volunteer for a work party with The Nature Conservancy at Yamhill Oaks Preserve on July 13. … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: a day to serve

Today Patrick and I intended to go to Tryon Creek State Park for a service day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to pull invasive plants that choke out native ones (English Ivy, mainly). However, we realized the … Continue reading

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Metro now accepting applications for Nature University

Applications due November 3rd. Via Metro: METRO’S NATURE UNIVERSITY Learn how to help children and adults discover nature by enrolling in Metro’s unique and intensive naturalist training program. What is Nature University? Nature University is a 12-week training course that … Continue reading

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Photos from the Run for Outdoor School

On August 5th, Patrick and I volunteered for the Run for Outdoor School at Buckman Field at Benson High School in NE Portland. Money raised from pledges for running or walking went to support the Outdoor School Program (more info … Continue reading

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