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August 2022

PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Hoyt Arboretum – 9:30am Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under 15…

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Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 11, 2022

Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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$18.30 – $22.50

Rome comes to Portland! Unlike the long lines and 60-foot ceilings experienced at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, patrons can view the world-renowned work of Michelangelo close enough to touch God's finger in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. This special collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this innovative presentation includes world-renowned pieces like The…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on August 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
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Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s theme: Mother Nature/Love The Earth Lents Park SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR “Old Enough to Save the Planet”, Loll Kirby OBOB PAIRING: “Ranger…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
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Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s books: “Shaped By Her Hands”, Anna Harber Freeman OBOB PAIRING: “The Barren Grounds”, David Robertson ART ACTIVITY: (if we have playdough/the like) make your own…

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 11, 2022

Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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$18.30 – $22.50

Rome comes to Portland! Unlike the long lines and 60-foot ceilings experienced at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, patrons can view the world-renowned work of Michelangelo close enough to touch God's finger in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. This special collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this innovative presentation includes world-renowned pieces like The…

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PP&R City Nature Explorers Classes for 3rd to 5th Graders– Pre-registration required

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mt Tabor Park –, enter at SE 69th and Yamhill, turn right and drive up the hill. Gates to the park will be closed so park along the road.
Portland,
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$40

PP&R City Nature Explorers Class for 3rd to 5th graders at Mt Tabor Park – 10:00am  Register for this Class here: LINK Parks are a magical place to learn about science and nature. Give your child a way to be curious about nature, ask questions, explore, and learn through play. Topics include birds, mammals, plants, invertebrates, pollinators, and more. Trained nature educators encourage children to share their own stories and make their own observations in nature. Lessons make space for…

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Northgate Park, Meet under the trees adjacent to the parking lot along N Geneva Avenue, between N Newark Street and Fessenden Street.
Portland,
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$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Northgate Park – 9:30am Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under 15…

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Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 11, 2022

Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
+ Google Map
$18.30 – $22.50

Rome comes to Portland! Unlike the long lines and 60-foot ceilings experienced at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, patrons can view the world-renowned work of Michelangelo close enough to touch God's finger in Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition. This special collection of the artist’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is reproduced in a format that allows viewers to get face-to-face with the masterpieces. Through 34 artfully displayed reproductions, this innovative presentation includes world-renowned pieces like The…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s theme: Mother Nature/Love The Earth Lents Park SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR “Old Enough to Save the Planet”, Loll Kirby OBOB PAIRING: “Ranger…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s books: “Shaped By Her Hands”, Anna Harber Freeman OBOB PAIRING: “The Barren Grounds”, David Robertson ART ACTIVITY: (if we have playdough/the like) make your own…

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Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

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Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

Meet at the park entrance and blacktop path along SW Capitol Hill Road between SW 21st Avenue and Miles Street.
Portland, Oregon 97219
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Free

Ages 5 and up, meet at the Nature Center by the start of Old Main Trail - Join a naturalist on a walk through Tryon Creek. Topics will vary from week to week, and will be geared for ages 5 through adult, but all ages are welcome.   Parents must accompany kids on all hikes.

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Kenilworth Park – East Entrance, Meet at the east side entrance to the park, just north of the intersection of SE Holgate Boulevard and 34th Avenue. (NOT by the main playground!)
Portland, Oregon
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$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Kenilworth Park – 9:30am  Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under 15…

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Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s theme: BLM Lents Park SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR “All Because You Matter”, Tami Charles OBOB PAIRING: “Brown Girl Dreaming”, Jacqueline Woodson…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s books: “Shaped By Her Hands”, Anna Harber Freeman OBOB PAIRING: “The Barren Grounds”, David Robertson ART ACTIVITY: (if we have playdough/the like) make your own…

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PP&R City Nature Explorers Classes for 1st to 3rd Graders– Pre-registration required

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hoyt Arboretum – Stevens Pavilion, Meet at Stevens pavilion across from the Visitor's Center (4000 SW Fairview Boulevard)
Portland, OR 97221 United States
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$40

PP&R City Nature Explorers Class for 1st to 3rd graders at Hoyt Arboretum – 10:00am  Register for this Class here: LINK Parks are a magical place to learn about science and nature. Give your child a way to be curious about nature, ask questions, explore, and learn through play. Topics include birds, mammals, plants, invertebrates, pollinators, and more. Trained nature educators encourage children to share their own stories and make their own observations in nature. Lessons make space for both…

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Gabriel Park – Pollinator Meadow, Meet near the community garden at the south end of the park (4115 SW Canby Street)
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Gabriel Park Pollinator Meadow – 9:30am  Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings…

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Portland Youth Job Fair

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Free

The Portland Youth Job Fair, scheduled for August 18 at the Oregon Convention Center, connects 16 to 24 year olds to immediate jobs and career pathways, while providing critical resources intended to reduce the barriers to successful employment faced by many young people. The fair will feature nearly 50 employers, many of whom will be interviewing and making offers on site. Resources include job-related dress, practice interviews and resume review, record expungement, on-site childcare. If you know of a young adult looking for…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s theme: BLM Lents Park SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR “All Because You Matter”, Tami Charles OBOB PAIRING: “Brown Girl Dreaming”, Jacqueline Woodson…

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Free Summer Reading Event and Book Exchange at Lents Park

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 18, 2022

Lents Park, Meet near the community garden at SE 89th Avenue and Steele Street.
Portland, Oregon
+ Google Map
Free

Corresponding with Portland Parks and Rec’s Free Lunch + Play program, the Bookmobile Babe hosts a Summer Reading Camp and Book Exchange in Lents Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:30pm this summer! Each week features a theme and a corresponding book, read-aloud and an art activity. FREE, all-ages welcome and no sign-up required!! This week’s books: “Shaped By Her Hands”, Anna Harber Freeman OBOB PAIRING: “The Barren Grounds”, David Robertson ART ACTIVITY: (if we have playdough/the like) make your own…

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Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

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Guided Nature Walks at Tryon Creek

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Free

Join a naturalist on a walk through Tryon Creek. Topics will vary from week to week, and will be geared for ages 5 through adult, but all ages are welcome.   Parents must accompany kids on all hikes.  No groups more than 10 please. No registration required. Meet at the Friends Circle by the start of Old Main Trail at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

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Free STEM Fun at Open Saturday at the Pearson Field Education Center

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on October 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

Free

Beginning in January 2022, Pearson Field Education Center will be every other Saturday from 10am-2pm and is FREE to attend. Pearson Field Education Center is the ideal location for youth of all ages to experience STEM education through aviation. We feature a flight simulator lab, vertical wind table, glider building, historic airplanes and collections on display, and various educational programs.  Children must be accompanied by an adult when attending Open Saturday. Reservations are appreciated and walk-ins are welcome. For questions…

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wilshire Park, 4116 Northeast 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR
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$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Wilshire Park – 9:30am Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under 15…

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Tree Time! Preschool Walk

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2022

$3 – $5

Tree Time! preschool walks are a safe and fun way to get outside with your little one.  Come join us for a story and guided walk on the trails at Hoyt Arboretum. We will use all of our senses to explore the natural surroundings and maybe even get our hands dirty! Staff and trained Arboretum volunteers will introduce you and your family to the plants, trees, insects, mushrooms, and more found at Hoyt Arboretum. Tree Time! walks are held Mondays…

Find out more »

PP&R City Nature Explorers Classes for 3rd to 5th Graders– Pre-registration required

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hoyt Arboretum – Stevens Pavilion, Meet at Stevens pavilion across from the Visitor's Center (4000 SW Fairview Boulevard)
Portland, OR 97221 United States
+ Google Map
$40

PP&R City Nature Explorers Class for 3rd to 5th graders at Hoyt Arboretum – 10:00am  Register for this Class here: LINK Parks are a magical place to learn about science and nature. Give your child a way to be curious about nature, ask questions, explore, and learn through play. Topics include birds, mammals, plants, invertebrates, pollinators, and more. Trained nature educators encourage children to share their own stories and make their own observations in nature. Lessons make space for both…

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PP&R Ladybug Nature Walk – Pre-registration required (9:30am)

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Kelley Point Park, Meet at the blacktop trail leading into the park from the farthest parking lot. Follow N Kelley Point Park Road to the end.
Portland, OR 97203 United States
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$3 – $9

Ladybug Nature Walk at Kelley Point Park – 9:30am Register for this Ladybug Walk here Ladybug Nature Walks are a way for children ages 0-6 (and an adult) to explore a local Portland park. Nature educators guide families to notice plants and animals. Walks are child-directed and open-ended. Nature educators walk with the children in small groups. Children learn through questions, observation, and play. Walks last one hour. Content is geared for children ages 15 months-6 years. (Younger siblings under…

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Bat Chats

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Join park staff for a bat talk followed by a trip to the park's meadow to watch bats using an infrared camera. The event starts at 8pm and will end around 9:30. Meet at the Glenn Jackson Picnic Shelter. This program is geared toward older kids (7+), but all are welcome to attend. Registration Required, use provided link to save your spot!

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