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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.