Plants & Nature

Stewardship Event in Spring Garden Park

Spring Garden Park Meet at the entrance to the park along SW Dolph Court (between SW 30th and 35th Avenues), Portland, OR, United States

Get outside, enjoy nature, and help care for your local park at this family-friendly, all ages stewardship event in Spring Garden Park!  Volunteers will be working in the garden beds and along the soft surface pathways, sometimes on uneven ground. Tools, gloves, and project instructions will be provided.  Children must be accompanied and supervised by […]

Free

Pollination Celebration

Stringfield Family Park 3614 S.E. Naef Rd., Oak Lodge, Milwaukie, Oregon

For National Pollinator Week, Join us in discovering the wonderful world of pollinators and learn what you can do to support pollinator health through interactive activities, info booths and crafts. Enjoy free face painting and wildflower seeds. This family-friendly event is open to all ages. Come dressed as your favorite pollinator for a chance to […]

FREE

Summer at the Discovery Museum – Forest Talks

World Forestry Center

Spend this summer at the Discovery Museum! World Forestry Center has curated events for all ages throughout the summer to further connect you and your family to forests. All events are included with the cost of museum admission. Oregon’s forest education program, Talk About Trees, moves out of the classroom and into the Discovery Museum […]

$5

Wintler Wednesday Beach Clean-up

Wintler Park 6400 SE Beach Dr, Vancouver, WA, United States

What: Volunteer Beach Clean-Up at Wintler Park When: Wednesdays,  9:00am – 11:30am Where: Wintler Park, 6400 SE Beach Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661 What to bring: Please dress for the weather. Bring your own snacks and water. Translation: A Spanish translator will not be available at this event. *** Actividad: Limpieza de playa voluntaria en Wintler Park Cuándo: Miércoles, 9:00 – 11:30 Dónde: Wintler […]

Free
Event Series Honeybee Hike

Honeybee Hike

Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR, Portland, United States

Come explore Leach Botanical Garden at the gentle pace of a toddler! Our nature education staff will lead groups of 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups on slow, curiosity-driven activities designed to engage young minds and incorporate their caregivers. Pre-registration is required via the website

$5.00

Storytime & Puppet-Tree at Sunrise Books

Sunrise Books 4605 NE Fremont St. Suite 208, Portland, OR, United States

Join local author Leslie Barnard Booth for storytime, featuring her beautiful new book One Day This Tree Will Fall. Discover how a tree's wounds and decay bring new life to the forest ecosystem in this lyrical picture book perfect for nature-lovers and curious kids. In addition to storytime, Leslie will put on an educational puppet […]

Stewardship Event in Spring Garden Park

Spring Garden Park Meet at the entrance to the park along SW Dolph Court (between SW 30th and 35th Avenues), Portland, OR, United States

Get outside, enjoy nature, and help care for your local park at this family-friendly, all ages stewardship event in Spring Garden Park!  Volunteers will be working in the garden beds and along the soft surface pathways, sometimes on uneven ground. Tools, gloves, and project instructions will be provided.  Children must be accompanied and supervised by […]

Free
Event Series Honeybee Hike

Honeybee Hike

Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR, Portland, United States

Come explore Leach Botanical Garden at the gentle pace of a toddler! Our nature education staff will lead groups of 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups on slow, curiosity-driven activities designed to engage young minds and incorporate their caregivers. Pre-registration is required via the website

$5.00

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR, United States

The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

Free – $10

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR, United States

The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

Free – $10

Frenchman’s Bar Beach Clean-up

Frenchman's Bare Regional Park 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA, United States

What: Litter pick-up along the Columbia River at Frenchman’s Bar When:  9:00am to 12:00pm Where: Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park, 9612 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660 What to bring: Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Please bring your own snacks and water. Translation: A Spanish translator will be available at this event. *** Actividad: Recoger basura en […]

Free

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR, United States

The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

Free – $10
Event Series Honeybee Hike

Honeybee Hike

Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR, Portland, United States

Come explore Leach Botanical Garden at the gentle pace of a toddler! Our nature education staff will lead groups of 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups on slow, curiosity-driven activities designed to engage young minds and incorporate their caregivers. Pre-registration is required via the website

$5.00

Pop-Up Nature! at Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Meet at Stevens Pavilion, across from the Visitor’s Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd)

Join us for our twice weekly Pop-Up Nature Stations in the Visitor Center Courtyard. We’ll be sharing and discussing topics like cones, ferns, seeds, berries, leaves, bark, and more! Participants will receive Pop-Up Nature! Passports to collect stamps and to take notes about featured topics week after week. Collect 5 stamps and earn a prize!

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR, United States

The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

Free – $10

Cottonwood Beach Clean-up

Cottonwood Beach 3333 Index St, Washougal, WA, United States

What: Litter pick-up along the Columbia River at Cottonwood Beach When: Saturday, July 13th 9:00am to 12:00pm Where: Captain William Clark Park, 3333 Index St, Washougal, WA 98671 What to bring: Please wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. Please bring your own snacks and water. Translation: A Spanish translator will not be available at this event. *** Actividad: Recoger basura […]

Free

Family Forest Day at Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Meet at Stevens Pavilion, across from the Visitor’s Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd)

In our first Family Forest Day of the 2024 season, we will be gathering under the Stevens Pavilion to celebrate the many ways that 'Trees Are Homes'! Hoyt Arboretum educators will lead interactive stations focused on forest habitats with activities such building fairy houses, and arborist Ryan Gilpin will be sharing his knowledge at his […]

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR, United States

The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

Free – $10

The Helvetia Lavender Festival

12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 12814 NW Bishop Rd, Hillsboro, OR, United States

The annual family friendly Helvetia Lavender Festival returns for its 17th year the first two weekends in July: Friday through Sunday. This popular and well-known mid-summer family activity located in the beautiful hills of Helvetia, just off Sunset Highway (Exit 61) draws more than 5,000 participants each year. The weekend activities continue to feature activities […]

Free – $10

Stewardship Event in Spring Garden Park

Spring Garden Park Meet at the entrance to the park along SW Dolph Court (between SW 30th and 35th Avenues), Portland, OR, United States

Get outside, enjoy nature, and help care for your local park at this family-friendly, all ages stewardship event in Spring Garden Park!  Volunteers will be working in the garden beds and along the soft surface pathways, sometimes on uneven ground. Tools, gloves, and project instructions will be provided.  Children must be accompanied and supervised by […]

Free
Event Series Honeybee Hike

Honeybee Hike

Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR, Portland, United States

Come explore Leach Botanical Garden at the gentle pace of a toddler! Our nature education staff will lead groups of 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups on slow, curiosity-driven activities designed to engage young minds and incorporate their caregivers. Pre-registration is required via the website

$5.00

Pop-Up Nature! at Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Meet at Stevens Pavilion, across from the Visitor’s Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd)

Join us for our twice weekly Pop-Up Nature Stations in the Visitor Center Courtyard. We’ll be sharing and discussing topics like cones, ferns, seeds, berries, leaves, bark, and more! Participants will receive Pop-Up Nature! Passports to collect stamps and to take notes about featured topics week after week. Collect 5 stamps and earn a prize!

Summer at the Discovery Museum – Forest Crafts

World Forestry Center +1 more

We have partnered with Portland-based children’s art coordinator RAD Creative to provide all-ages crafts at the Discovery Museum once a month. Each month features a different forest-centric craft: June 15 – forest bracelets; July 20 – forest in a bottle; August 17 – tree people. Work on the craft as a family and bring the […]

$5

Summer at the Discovery Museum – Forest Crafts

World Forestry Center

We have partnered with Portland-based children’s art coordinator, RAD Creative, to provide all-ages crafts at the Discovery Museum once a month. Each month features a different forest-centric craft: June 15 – forest bracelets; July 20 – forest in a bottle; August 17 – tree people. Work on the craft as a family and bring the […]

Free

Storytime with Puppet-Tree and Craft

Tryon Creek State Natural Area

Join local author Leslie Barnard Booth for STEM storytime, featuring her beautiful new book One Day This Tree Will Fall. Discover how a tree's wounds and decay bring new life to the forest ecosystem in this lyrical picture book perfect for nature-lovers and curious kids. In addition to storytime, Leslie will put on an educational […]

Wintler Wednesday Beach Clean-up

Wintler Park 6400 SE Beach Dr, Vancouver, WA, United States

What: Volunteer Beach Clean-Up at Wintler Park When: Wednesdays,  9:00am – 11:30am Where: Wintler Park, 6400 SE Beach Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661 What to bring: Please dress for the weather. Bring your own snacks and water. Translation: A Spanish translator will not be available at this event. *** Actividad: Limpieza de playa voluntaria en Wintler Park Cuándo: Miércoles, 9:00 – 11:30 Dónde: Wintler […]

Free
Event Series Honeybee Hike

Honeybee Hike

Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR, Portland, United States

Come explore Leach Botanical Garden at the gentle pace of a toddler! Our nature education staff will lead groups of 2-5 year olds and their grown-ups on slow, curiosity-driven activities designed to engage young minds and incorporate their caregivers. Pre-registration is required via the website

$5.00

Pop-Up Nature! at Hoyt Arboretum

Hoyt Arboretum Meet at Stevens Pavilion, across from the Visitor’s Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd)

Join us for our twice weekly Pop-Up Nature Stations in the Visitor Center Courtyard. We’ll be sharing and discussing topics like cones, ferns, seeds, berries, leaves, bark, and more! Participants will receive Pop-Up Nature! Passports to collect stamps and to take notes about featured topics week after week. Collect 5 stamps and earn a prize!

Event Series PDX Yard Share

PDX Yard Share

Join us for the 2024 PDX Yard Share! We have three events this season, which means three opportunities to give and gather - on July 27, August 17, and September 7. The purpose of our events is to reduce food waste by creating a marketplace of free backyard produce, distributed and gathered by neighbors! Here's […]

Free

Summer at the Discovery Museum – Forest Talks

World Forestry Center

Spend this summer at the Discovery Museum! World Forestry Center has curated events for all ages throughout the summer to further connect you and your family to forests. All events are included with the cost of museum admission. Oregon’s forest education program, Talk About Trees, moves out of the classroom and into the Discovery Museum […]

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