Fun Activities – May 23

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!

Pileated woodpeckers live in Portland! Look for a very large bird, with a distinctive red crest, and black and white striped face. They have a very loud call! Listen here!

Woodpecker: By Noël Lee – Flickr, CC BY 2.0

How woodpeckers don’t get concussions 

This Ted Talk with PBS video, great for kids and adults alike, asks us to “… imagine chipping away wood… with your face. That’s what it’s like to be a woodpecker. It’s Okay To Be Smart investigates the hard headed nature of woodpeckers.”

What happened to this kid’s hair? 

What kind of science experiment ask for these things!?

  • A piece of tissue paper
  • A balloon
  • Scissors
  • A head of hair
  • Spooky Music (optional)

You’ll know what makes hair stand up on windy days or after going down a slide when you’ve tried this fun activity, courtesy of Science Bob!

Kid with static electricity hair: By Ken Bosma from Green Valley, Arizona, USA – Electric Slide, CC BY 2.0

Fun Activities – August 18

Covid 19 getting to you physically and mentally?

“Nature itself is the best physician.”
– Hippocrates

Fun Activities – August 25

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

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...

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 – July 7

Learn about Bees & Butterflies & Become a Community Scientist!

Ikebana in a Box – VIRTUAL

Japanese floral art with Nana Bellerud

Night Hike on October 16

7:00-8:30 PM In the dark, your ears take center stage as owls call and small critters scurry. Even the every-day sounds of leaves in the wind and the flowing creek will heighten and shift. We’ll walk the trails of the Garden as the sun sets, observing the changes...

Urban Weeds VIRTUAL – presented by EMSWCD

Learn weed identification and tips!

New Scavenger Hunts for Your Garden Visit!

Explore the garden and make discoveries!

Bumble Bee Hikes

Every Thursday Morning - Free   Pre-registration is required   Explore the Garden at the speed-of-toddler! We’ll look for wildlife, listen to the wind and the creek, smell western redcedars and flowers, and touch the trees and leaves.  The children are encouraged...

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