Nearby Nature Quest: WOW Newts!

By |2020-03-25T15:58:32-07:00April 25th, 2020|

Join us for our 5th annual newt count! Learn all about newts from naturalist Tom Titus as we count these cool critters in Tugman Park’s creek. We’ll be contributing the data we collect to the City Nature Challenge! Meet at the Tugman Park picnic shelter. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call [...]

No School Day Adventure: Cozy Creatures

By |2019-12-31T09:53:54-07:00January 31st, 2020|

$50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699 Discover why mammals are furry and birds are feathery! Identify paw prints, check out real pelts and skulls, and solve track mysteries as we investigate the wonders of animal adaptation.

No School Day Adventure: Winter Wild

By |2019-12-31T09:58:31-07:00January 20th, 2020|

$50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699 Do you have what it takes to survive outside? Construct shelters, warm up around a cozy fire, hide in plain sight, and navigate your way around the park using maps and compasses.

Nearby Nature Quest: Treemendous Forest Fun!

By |2019-11-19T12:45:23-07:00December 8th, 2019|

Get to know the tall trees in Hendricks Park on a family-friendly forest treasures scavenger hunt. Build an animated group tree and play a fun Find Your Tree game! Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $5/family.

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: FBI Investigators

By |2019-09-20T09:37:03-07:00November 11th, 2019|

Get down in the dirt as you investigate the dark, slimy world of the FBI – fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates, oh my! Learn about the organisms that create our soil and clean up nature’s trash. Find cool fungi, build an unstoppable arthropod, and make slime art. $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 [...]

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: Nature Out Loud

By |2019-09-20T09:37:50-07:00November 8th, 2019|

Hike in the park and discover the noises of nature nearby, from birds and bugs to water and wind. Play tunes in our new Sound Garden, make melodies from recycled materials, sing silly songs, and dance on our Star Stage! $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton [...]

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: Full Moon Magic

By |2019-09-20T09:38:34-07:00October 11th, 2019|

Celebrate the fall harvest with celestial stories and garden discovery in the Learnscape. Preserve produce and dry herbs for winter. Carve pumpkins, cast spells, and mix potions in the garden! $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2.

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: Navigators of the Night at Hendricks Park

By |2019-09-20T09:39:28-07:00October 10th, 2019|

Can owls spin their heads all the way around? Do bats drink blood? Do some bugs glow in the dark? Learn to separate fact from fiction as you discover the secrets of nocturnal critters! Play echolocation games, dissect owl pellets, create spider webs, and make glow-in-the-dark art. $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max [...]

National Public Lands Day

By |2019-08-16T16:26:00-07:00September 28th, 2019|

National Public Lands Day is an opportunity to spend time outside with family and friends, connect with neighbors, and enjoy the benefits that come with the satisfaction of giving back—all things that enable us to live happier, healthier lives. Volunteers will pull invasive species, clean-up garden beds, help paint a mural, and plant native plants [...]

2019 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2019-09-20T16:24:44-07:00September 20th, 2019|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The rainy mornings and changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the [...]