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

Shinrin-Yoku Guided Walks

By slowing down and being present, we offer our bodies, minds, and hearts a nourishing break from the daily stress and challenges we are currently facing.
Join us October 18 and 25 for a Forest Bathing experience.

Weekly Learning Activity – July 7

Learn about Bees & Butterflies & Become a Community Scientist!

Weekly Learning – August 11

BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES, PLANTS & TREES!

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.

Rhododendrons

Still Partying Like It’s 1999

Weekly Learning – August 25

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

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.

Weekly Learning – August 18

Covid 19 getting to you physically and mentally?

“Nature itself is the best physician.”
– Hippocrates

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.

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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