Fun Activities – May 16

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!

Peter Gorman, monarch nectaring on blazing star

Students from The Blueprint Foundation surveying macroinvertebrates at Leach Botanical Garden.

Xerces Society

Johnson Creek begins in the volcanic hills near Boring Oregon, flows through Gresham, Portland and Milwaukie, and 26 miles later, joins the Willamette River. An especially beautiful, tree-lined stretch runs through Leach Botanical Garden. The creek is an amazing urban wildlife corridor, providing habitat for beaver, salmon, amphibians–and even mussels! The Xerces Society protects endangered invertebrates–animals without backbones–and their habitats. To learn more about our native mussels, check out this video produced on Xerces Society YouTube educational channel

Oregon Zoo

Last week, we met Fiona the hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo, but check out these videos from our own amazing Oregon Zoo. You’ll meet beavers Filbert and Maple, Blanche the eel, Juno the otter, Bebeto the prehensile-tailed porcupine, and more!

 

Carly Lesser & Art Drauglis from Washington, DC – Prehensile-tailed porcupine, CC BY-SA 2.0

iNaturalist workshop and City Nature Challenge Observations

Explore the garden, snap photos of plants & wildlife, and contribute to science!

City Nature Challenge 2021

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

Fun Activities – May 2

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.

Mothing and iNaturalist workshop for CNC 2021

Go Mothing! Enjoy the Garden at night in these free events!

Forest Bathing Walks

Shinrin Guided walks with Irene Bailey

Fun Activities – June 20

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 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.

New Scavenger Hunts for Your Garden Visit!

Explore the garden and make discoveries!

Beneficial Insects VIRTUAL – presented by EMSWCD

Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control.

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