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Make a Portland Park your outdoor classroom!
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Browse the list below to find the perfect park or natural area for your field trip.
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Browse the list and information below to find the perfect park or natural area for your Ladybug Walk.
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True Nature is mostly a drop-off program. We understand that for many young children, this can be the first experience of being dropped off with new people.
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Portland Parks & Recreation engages the next generation of environmental leaders through volunteer naturalist training, paid work programs, science-based field trips and stewardship. Check out our many programs for more information!
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Organize a day of outdoor learning for your classroom, community group, or club through Portland Park's City Nature program!
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All field trips include a break mid-way through for students to stop and have a snack. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for your group, have them bring their own, or Environmental Education can supply snacks for your group at a rate of $1/student attending.
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Greenspaces Restoration and Urban Naturalist Team (GRUNT) is a FREE volunteer environmental science, stewardship and job skills program that connects youth to nature, environmental careers and college programs. Graduates receive ongoing support applying for paid jobs with Portland Parks & Recreation
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Join us for a drop-in Ladybug Walk on a Thursday or Friday morning, mid-February through mid-November! Ladybug Walks are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers (along with a grown-up) who want to investigate nature in Portland’s parks!
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Our private Ladybug Nature Walks give your group of young children a chance to explore with our highly-trained, specialized Preschool Naturalists. Not only do our Preschool Naturalists know nature, they also know what makes young children tick!
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Browse the Portland Parks & Recreation resources below for an overview of local nature facts.
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Celebrate birthdays - nature style!
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Connect to nature through play and exploration at partial-day and full-day camps.
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Paid Positions Available - Nature Day Camp Naturalist I, Naturalist II, and Coordinator
Applications currently being accepted until 11:59pm on March 31, 2020.
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Thank you for registering for a True Nature or Lil Nature Kids class. Here's all the information you need to know! Below you will find links to information about where to meet, what to bring, what to expect and who will be teaching the classes.
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True Nature and Lil Nature Kids - "What to Bring" List
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The Youth Conservation Crew provides employment opportunities for a diverse population of Portland-area youth. Crews protect, restore, and manage Portland's parks and natural areas while developing essential job skills and exploring environmental career paths.