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May 2021

Bioblitz 2021

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Join us as we use iNaturalist to collect observations of the web of life in the Whilamut Natural Area and our Learnscape at our Bioblitz (part of the City Nature Challenge 2021)! At Nearby Nature, work with a small group and a knowledgeable leader who can help get you set up to contribute to this fun community science project. Volunteers will take photos of different plants, animals, insects, and fungi and upload them to iNaturalist for identification and a final…

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The Green Scene — Session 7 of Nature School Begins!

May 5

Celebrate the magic of all things spring green! Go on wildflower wanders and tall tree treks. Learn about green growing things from the inside out and enjoy garden treats, play blossom bingo, go on a fairy finders hike, and paint with plants. Programs for kids ages 4-5 and 6-10. See details at Nature School!

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Green Start Play Day: Spring Sprouts

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Enjoy self-led outdoor nature exploration in our Learnscape — this month all about our green, growing garden! Check in with Miss Grace at the start of your family’s 45 min reserved time slot to receive instructions, and then set off in our safe and exciting outdoor classroom to discover toddler and pre-school activities, stories, and games. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Please be sure to pre-register to reserve your time slot, there will only…

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June 2021

Green Start Play Day: A Bug’s Life

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Enjoy self-led outdoor nature exploration in our Learnscape -- this month investigate the wonderful world of insects and other bug-friends! Check in with Miss Grace at the start of your family's 45 min reserved time slot to receive instructions, and then set off in our safe and exciting outdoor classroom to discover toddler and pre-school activities, stories, and games. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Please be sure to pre-register to reserve your time slot,…

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Summer Daycamps Begin!

June 21

Nature -- Adventure -- Science --Art -- Play -- Gardening! Summer fun and learning for kids ages 3-11! Scholarships available! Camps are filling fast this year -- find details at Summer Daycamps!

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October 2021

Haunted Hike

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
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Curious about local night life? Wonder who’s tiptoeing through the treetops? Who’s crunching in the compost? If your kids like to pretend and they think night creatures are cool, then they’ll love Nearby Nature’s 25th annual Haunted Hike in Alton Baker Park, Saturday, October 23rd! At this fun, family-oriented event, folks will encounter all sorts of furry and feathered creatures of the night in costume, from a gigantic bat to a sneaky spider. Each hike lasts about an hour and…

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