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 – June 13

Fun Activities - June 13Educational Activities for All Ages While Sheltering in PlaceThere 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...

Introductions to Mushroom Identification – VIRTUAL

Learn about mushrooms with Leah Bendlin

Fun Activities – August 18

Covid 19 getting to you physically and mentally?

“Nature itself is the best physician.”
– Hippocrates

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.

City Nature Challenge 2021

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

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.

Urban Weeds VIRTUAL – presented by EMSWCD

Learn weed identification and tips!

New Scavenger Hunts for Your Garden Visit!

Explore the garden and make discoveries!

Attracting Pollinators VIRTUAL – presented by EMSWCD

Learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden and how to support them!

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.

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