Weekly Activities – June 20

Educational Activities for All Ages While Sheltering in Place

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

Check back each week for new resources!

Banana Slug at Leach Garden

Banana Slugs Are Weird!

Banana slugs, plentiful inhabitants of Leach Garden, are Pacific Northwest natives, and always a delight to see. This one, obviously a member of the Slow Food Movement, was caught on video by our speedy volunteer coordinator, while it enjoyed a bright green stem.

Slugs and snails use rows of sharp teeth on their tongue to grab, rasp and move food along the digestive system. Super cool close up image. The sound they make is spectacular! You can listen here by clicking on the two options in the upper left corner.

For more information, check out these two articles at Bay Nature Magazine.

Bizarre Banana Slug Facts

Not Just a Pretty Face — the Banana Slug is One of the Weirdest Animals On Earth This one is about reproduction and is a bit racy!

Banana Slug Fun for Kids

Make Green Slime!

 

Make a slug!

 

Fun Activities – August 25

Portland State researchers have launched a website that pinpoints trees in Portland…

Ikebana in a Box – VIRTUAL

Japanese floral art with Nana Bellerud

Community Habitat Enhancement Project

“This area is toast!” A restoration expert’s reaction to Leach Garden’s eastern five acres sounds daunting but knowing that the magical beauty of Garden grew from the remains of a pig farm provides great hope and momentum.

Fun Activities – May 23

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

Fun Activities – May 9

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

Forest Bathing Walks

Shinrin Guided walks with Irene Bailey

Fun Activities – August 11

BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, PLANTS & TREES!

Fun Activities – July 7

Learn about Bees & Butterflies & Become a Community Scientist!

Fun Activities – May 30

There is plenty to do during this time of physical distancing, from community science projects for all ages, to fun and engaging stories and videos for little children.

City Nature Challenge 2021

Ideas and resources to help you look for, find, attract, and document nature in your house or yard!

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