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March 2019

No School Day Adventure: Talking Stones Trail

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
$45 – $50

Journey to the days before wagon trains as we hike to the Kalapuya Talking Stones and build forest-inspired shelters. Learn words, play games, and hear stories from different native cultures. Make a campfire in our fire pit (weather permitting) and create roasted snacks to enjoy with fresh-harvested herb tea! $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Alton Baker Park and at our Yurt. NEW! After care is available from 3:00-5:00 pm. Register online or call…

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No School Day Adventure: Paws, Claws, and Jaws

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
$45 – $50

Sneak through the trees and stalk through the grasses in search of mammal tracks and traces. Unlock the mysteries of local critters as we investigate real pelts, skulls, and antlers. Learn new ways to identify animals and tell stories about them using the clues they leave behind. Make your own set of antlers and create a track tale to tell your friends! $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Alton Baker Park and at our…

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April 2019

Green Start Play Day: Flower Power

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Join us for self led exploration, songs and activities all about flowers and pollinators! Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Register Now

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SOLVE IT for Earth Day: Alton Baker Park Cleanup

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

In honor of Earth Day, Nearby Nature is once again partnering with SOLVE for an annual cleanup of Alton Baker Park. Join neighbors, community organizations, and local businesses in picking up litter and helping to ensure the park is clean and safe for everyone - all while enjoying a stroll in the park. Maybe you'll see a great blue heron, a duck, or a beaver. Meet on the lawn by the yurt at Nearby Nature's site in Alton Baker Park.…

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Track Town Pizza Fundraiser

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Track Town Pizza, 1809 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97403 United States
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Track Town Pizza welcomes Nearby Nature on Wednesday April 24th for a day of fundraising for Nearby Nature’s Youth Scholarship Fund! Please bring our special coupon for 50% back to Nearby Nature on each dollar spent on food at Track Town at 1809 Franklin Blvd. from 11 am-midnight today. Good for in-store or to-go purchases only.* If you purchase Gift Certificates on this day, Track Town will give 25% of that purchase back to Nearby Nature as well. This fundraiser…

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Nearby Nature Quest: Wow Newts!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tugman Park, 3666 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
Free – $5
by Anupam Katkar

Join us for our 4th annual newt count! Learn all about newts from naturalist Tom Titus as we count these cool critters in Tugman Park's creek. Meet at the picnic shelter. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call us at 541-687-9699 Register Now

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May 2019

No School Day Adventure: Trees and Bees at Hendricks Park

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hendricks Park
$45 – $50

Explore off the beaten path as we discover new trails and cool hiding spots in the Hendricks Park forest. Play mini-gnome hide and seek and look for the tallest, widest, and weirdest trees in the forest. Explore the rhododendron garden as well and learn how to dissect a flower, do a bee dance, and create rainbow Earth Art! $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Hendrick Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2. Register…

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Green Start Play Day: Mighty Mamas

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Let's celebrate moms in nature! We will explore nests and eggs, and learn about local animal babies and the mothers who raise them. Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Register Now

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June 2019

Summer Daycamp Volunteer Training Day 1

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Details coming soon!

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Summer Daycamp Volunteer Training Day 2

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Green Start Play Day: Mucky Mud

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Dig in the dirt, play in the sandbox, and make mud pies while exploring the wonderful world of soil! Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Register Now

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Summer Daycamps Begin Today!

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nearby Nature’s summer daycamps are a wonderful medley of hands-on adventure, play, nature, science, art, and gardening. Kids hike, catch bugs, pick berries, canoe, bike, and do experiments. They sing, do crafts, play games, tell stories, act, make models, build forts, and use maps. They also take fun field trips and just simply play outside! To learn all about our camps, see camps by week, camps by age group, or go straight to our online registration portal.  

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September 2019

Pints for a Cause for Nearby Nature

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ninkasi Tasting Room, 272 Van Buren Street
Eugene, OR 97402 United States
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Join us for a fundraiser at the Ninkasi Tasting Room at 272 Van Buren Street in Eugene — $1 from every pint sold will be donated to Nearby Nature on this day. Thanks Ninkasi!

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October 2019

Haunted Hike

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 23rd annual Haunted Hike in Alton Baker Park! At this fun, family-oriented event, Nearby Nature guides will lead special night hikes along a festive pumpkin-lit trail through the Alton Baker Park woods. On each hike, folks will encounter all sorts of furry and feathered creatures of…

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Track Town Pizza Fundraiser

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
Track Town Pizza, 1809 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97403 United States
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Track Town Pizza welcomes Nearby Nature on Wednesday October 23rd for a day of fundraising for Nearby Nature! Please bring our special coupon for 50% back to Nearby Nature on each dollar spent on food at Track Town at 1809 Franklin Blvd. from 11 am-midnight today. Good for in-store or to-go purchases only.* If you purchase Gift Certificates on this day, Track Town will give 25% of that purchase back to Nearby Nature as well. This fundraiser is only valid…

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