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

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 16

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.

Rhododendrons

Still Partying Like It’s 1999

Community Riparian Habitat Restoration Program

“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.

Lovely and Subtle Changes

I am so fortunate to have an intimate link with the elements of this garden, and to share them with others.

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.

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.

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.

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