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Teen Environmental Adventure (ages 11-17)

Contact the Teen Team: Cole Robinson (503823-8840) or Kelly Rosteck (503-823-3991) www.portlandonline.com/parks/teenadventure

Join one of our passionate and experienced leaders for an exciting adventure – and learn about Oregon’s plant and animal life along the way!! Guides are experienced in environmental education and outdoor recreation, and are certified Wilderness First Responders. Partial scholarships may be available.

Spring Break Adventure Camp - March 25 - 29 9am - 5pm

Fee: $250

Course: 372246

Pick up at Matt Dishman Community Center.

Day Trips • • •

City Nature

Environmental Education 2013 Spring & Summer Guide

For more information visit portlandonline.com/parks/ee

Cascade Head Hike - April 6 Fee: $40 Course: 397199 Pick up at Matt Dishman Community Center Rock Climbing at French’s Dome - May 11 Fee: $40 Course: 397200 Pick up at Matt Dishman Community Center Summer trips include surfing and stand up paddle boarding; to be announced at: www.portlandonline.com/parks/teenadventure

Mountain Biking

Gain skills to fly down the trail with confidence, conquer challenging terrain and exceed your expectations on your bike and beyond. Bring your bike or borrow one of ours! Offered in partnership with the NW Trail Alliance. • Beginner’s Workshop - May 4 & 5 Fee: $139 Course: 399891 Pick up at East Portland CC. • Summer Camps to be announced on our web page: www.portlandonline.com/parks/teenadventure

Bike Camping Adventure - July 29 - August 2

9am - 5pm Fee: $220 Course: 401301 Pick up at Matt Dishman Community Center and Carnegie Annex Enjoy 2 days of urban bike exploration and 3 days of camping. Visit Portland natural areas, learn commuter safety, route planning, and bike maintenance. Then experience bike touring with a supported bike ride to Stub Stewart State Park!

Backpacking Adventures

When is the last time you slept under the stars and watched the Milky Way move across the sky? This 5 day, 4 night trip will help you develop strength and confidence as you hike with a backpack, learn to cook your own meals over a stove, and set up camp with new friends. • GIRLS ONLY July 15 - 19 Fee: $370 Course: 401298 • Backpacking Adventure August 12 - 16 Fee: $370 Course: 401297

“It was the most fun she’s had in any camp….ever. Her confidence about her physical ability is now through the roof. ~ parent of a 13 year old

Nature Photography Camp - August 5 - 9

9am - 3pm Fee: $225 Course: 401299 Pick up at Carnegie Annex (2909 SW 2nd Ave) Visit 5 of Portland’s most awesome parks to photograph plants, animals and people. Professionally mat your photos and take the best home.

Best of City Nature Camp - August 5 - 9

9am - 3pm Fee: $225 Course: 401295 Pick up at Carnegie Annex (2909 SW 2nd Ave) Spend the day on a beach where otters play. Climb to the top of an extinct volcano. Get lost in North America’s biggest city park, and hunt for crayfish and mussels in a creek. We will travel to 5 of Portland’s wildest places for fun & adventure.

Adult & Family Programs

For more information, contact Chrissy Larson (503-823-3601) or Kelly Rosteck (503-823-3991) or visit the website: www.portlandonline.com/parks/ee

Arbor Day Celebration - April 20

Photo by Brandon Lampkin

My daughter is having such fun in your classes. She has so much to share each week. Last night she told us about not touching dead birds, sword fern details, and planting taller trees to help with erosion! I am so thankful for this awesome class! -parent of a 4 year old

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8:30am - 2pm FREE Portland State University Farmer’s Market - South Park Blocks between SW Hall & SW Montgomery Our urban forest works 24/7 to protect health & habitat. Come celebrate with us! Fun activities & information for folks of all ages.

Summer Nature Day Camp (ages 5-13)

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Wildflowers of the Northwest!

Teen Environmental Adventure (ages 11-17)

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Sign up for one or both of programs from naturalist Elvira Stenson.The workshop will introduce you to the region’s wildflowers; the field trip will take you to Camassia Naturall Area, where Elvira will lead you on a lively walk through a unique landscape in bloom! • Workshop - April 23 6:30 - 8pm Fee: $16 Course: 398195 Carnegie Annex (2909 SW 2nd Ave) • Field Trip - April 27 9am - 12pm Fee: $25 Course: 398195 Transportation provided from Carnegie Annex.

Festival of the Birds

9am - 2pm FREE Sellwood Park - parking lot at SE 7th and Malden near Sellwood Pool Honor our feathered friends as they return to Portland. Guided bird walks, live raptors, music, dancers, fun stuff for adults & kids.

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For more information on preschool programs, please call Chrissy Larson at 503-823-1149.

Preschool Programs (ages 3-6)

Lil’ Nature Kids - Summer Session (2-hour classes containing songs, stories, exploration, games & nature play) Monday Mornings @ Sellwood Riverfront Park (ages 3-5) 9:30-11:30am (June 17, 24, July 8, 15)

Fee: $60

Course: 402055

Monday Afternoons @ Sellwood Park - Picnic Area I (ages 4-6) 1:00-3:00pm (June 17, 24, July 8, 15)

Fee: $60

Course: 402061

Tuesday/Thursday Mornings @ Mt Tabor Park (ages 3-5) 9:30-11:30am (June 18, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11, 16, 18)

Fee: $120

Course: 402068

Tuesday Afternoons @ Mt Tabor Park (ages 4-6) 1:00-3:00pm (June 18, 25, July 9, 16)

Fee: $60

Course: 402067

Thursday Afternoons @ Mt Tabor Park (ages 4-6) 1:00-3:00pm (June 20, 27, July 11, 18)

Fee: $60

Course: 402062

Wednesday Mornings @Hoyt Arboretum (ages 3-5) 9:30-11:30am (June 19, 26, July 10, 17)

Fee: $60

Course: 402069

Wednesday Afternoons @ Hoyt Arboretum (ages 4-6) 1:00-3:00pm (June 19, 26, July 10, 17)

Rockin’ Robins Nature Camp (ages 4-6) Week of July 22-25 @ Mt Tabor Park Week of July 29-Aug 1 @ Hoyt Arboretum Week of Aug 5-8 @ Mt Tabor Park Week of Aug 12-15 @ Hoyt Arboretum Week of Aug 19-22 @ Mt Tabor Park

9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm 9am-1pm

Fee: $60

Course: 402070

Fee: $145 Fee: $145 Fee: $145 Fee: $145 Fee: $145

Course: 401311 Course: 401312 Course: 401313 Course: 401314 Course: 401315

For details on Preschool programs, please visit our website: www.portlandonline.com/parks/preschool

Summer Nature Day Camp (ages 5-13)

For more information on camp, please call Chrissy Larson at 503-823-1149.

Nature Day Camp Hours: 9am-3pm. Fee for all camps is $220. Before-care is free and begins at 8am. After-care is available -- please see website for more details. Partial scholarships are available. For more details, please contact the Environmental Education Office before registering for camp.

Making plans for the summer? Be sure to include Summer Nature Day Camp! Youngsters under the age of 14 disappear into the woods and wetlands of Portland as they explore nature under the guidance of experienced staff. Themes for each session are only a catalyst as this child-directed camp has few limits.

Staff - Camp staff have experience with environmental education curricula, wilderness philosophy, and child management techniques. PP&R runs an extensive background check for each individual on a yearly basis. Staff are all certified in CPR and First Aid as part of their yearly training. Groups - Groups of campers are led by two qualified staff and one trained assistant with a maximum of 12 campers. Groups are arranged by age: ages 5-6, ages 7-8 year, ages 9-12, and ages 11-13 (Raven Tribe). Behavior - All campers must behave in a manner which respects the rights and safety of others. Camp staff reserves the right to dismiss students from the program without a refund if their behavior becomes a problem.

For full details on all of our Summer Nature Day Camps, please visit our website: www.portlandonline.com/parks/ee Page 2

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2013 Summer Nature Day Camp (ages 5-13) Week of June 24-28

For more information on camp, please call Chrissy Larson at 503-823-1149.

Week of July 29-Aug 2

Hoyt Arboretum Forest Fantasy (Ages 5 - 6) Super Scouts (Ages 7 - 8) Animal Trackers (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401166 Course: 401167 Course: 401168

Hoyt Arboretum Antennae Antics (Ages 5 - 6) Talisman Tails (Ages 7 - 8) Wizard Quest (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401265 Course: 401266 Course: 401267

Mt Tabor Park Habitat Detectives (Ages 5 - 6) Bird Brains (Ages 7 - 8) Eco Zoom (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401169 Course: 401170 Course: 401171

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge Coyote Pups (Ages 5 - 6) Wet & Wild (Ages 7 - 8) Eco Zoom (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401268 Course: 401269 Course: 401270

No camps week of July 1 - 5 Week of July 8-12 Mt Tabor Park Forest Fantasy (Ages 5 - 6) Super Scouts (Ages 7 - 8) Wilderness Survivor (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401172 Course: 401173 Course: 401174

Forest Park Coyote Pups (Ages 5 - 6) Talisman Tails (Ages 7 - 8) Wizard Quest (Ages 9 - 12) Raven Tribe (Ages 11 - 13)

Course: 401175 Course: 401176 Course: 401177 Course: 401178

Week of July 15-19 Hoyt Arboretum Habitat Detectives (Ages 5 - 6) Wet & Wild (Ages 7 - 8) Eco Zoom (Ages 9 - 12) Powell Butte Coyote Pups (Ages 5 - 6) Bird Brains (Ages 7 - 8) Animal Trackers (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401179 Course: 401180 Course: 401181 Course: 401182 Course: 401183 Course: 401184

Week of July 22-26 Columbia Children’s Arboretum Habitat Detectives (Ages 5 - 6) Bird Brains (Ages 7 - 8) Wilderness Survivor (Ages 9 - 12) Mt Tabor Park Antennae Antics (Ages 5 - 6) Talisman Tails (Ages 7 - 8) Wizard Quest (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401185 Course: 401196 Course: 401197 Course: 401198 Course: 401263 Course: 401264

Environmental Education Office 503-823-3601

Week of Aug 5-9 Mt Tabor Park Coyote Pups (Ages 5 - 6) Bird Brains (Ages 7 - 8) Animal Trackers (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401271 Course: 401272 Course: 401273

Week of Aug 12-16 Hoyt Arboretum Coyote Pups (Ages 5 - 6) Bird Brains (Ages 7 - 8) Animal Trackers (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401274 Course: 401275 Course: 401276

Whitaker Ponds Natural Area Antennae Antics (Ages 5 - 6) Wet & Wild (Ages 7 - 8) Eco Zoom (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401277 Course: 401278 Course: 401279

Week of Aug 19-23 Marshall Park Forest Fantasy (Ages 5 - 6) Wet & Wild (Ages 7 - 8) Wilderness Survivor (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401280 Course: 401302 Course: 401303

Mt Tabor Park Habitat Detectives (Ages 5 - 6) Super Scouts (Ages 7 - 8) Wilderness Suvivor (Ages 9 - 12)

Course: 401304 Course: 401305 Course: 401306

Week of Aug 26-30 Hoyt Arboretum Habitat Detectives (Ages 5 - 6) Super Scouts (Ages 7 - 8) Wizard Quest (Ages 9 - 12) Raven Tribe (Ages 11 - 13)

Course: 401307 Course: 401308 Course: 401309 Course: 401310

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