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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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Green Start Play Day: Slime Time!

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

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories -- this month all about slimy critters! Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699, ext 2.

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Fall Volunteer Information Session

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Love nature? Enjoy kids? Care about parks? Learn all about leading school nature walks in Alton Baker Park this fall as well as other Nearby Nature volunteer opportunities — including gardening projects, restoration work, school visits, weekend events, TAG Team graffiti patrol, and the Haunted Hike! No experience is needed–training provided. Check out our Guides Program Overview for more information about the program and our Fall 2019 Guide Training Schedule, for details about trainings. See our Internships to learn about…

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Capella Market Benefit Barbeque and Raffle

September 21
Capella Market, 2489 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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Join us at Capella Market in South Eugene today for a benefit barbeque for Nearby Nature plus your last chance to buy raffle tickets for a shopping spree at Capella plus a $100 cooking-themed gift basket from Down to Earth! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the store starting in late August.

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Alton Baker Park Cleanup

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401

As part of SOLVE's statewide Beach and Riverside Cleanup, Nearby Nature is once again hosting a cleanup of Alton Baker Park and the Whilamut Natural Area on Saturday, Sep. 21 from 10 am to 1 pm. This event will focus on the extensive waterways and riparian areas found in the park, protecting the creatures that live here and enhancing natural beauty. Join neighbors, community organizations, and local businesses in picking up litter and helping to ensure the space is clean…

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2019 Day of Caring: Hays Tree Garden Work Party

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Nearby Nature for this year's Day of Caring on Thursday, September 26 and help enhance the area around Hays Tree Garden in Alton Baker Park. This beautiful area sits adjacent to the Cuthbert Amphitheater and showcases trees noted for brilliant spring bloom or fall foliage, each donated in honor of loved ones as a living legacy. From 9 am to 12 pm on Sep. 26, volunteers will weed and re-mulch the garden beds in and around the tree garden and the…

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Citizen Science Saturday: Fall Forest Fungi

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eastgate Woodlands, 512 Aspen Street
Springfield, OR 97477 United States
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Free – $5

Join us for citizen science investigations, including data collection, observations, photography, and more. This month we will focus on fungi in the fall forests of Alton Baker Park's Eastgate Woodlands. Event open to all but designed especially for adult participants. If you have a smartphone or a camera, please bring one to take pictures. Smartphone users please load the iNaturalist app (https://www.inaturalist.org/) onto your phone if possible. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register at 541-687-9699 or online. Meet in the parking…

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October 2019

Cornucopia Fundraiser

October 1

Check back soon for more information about a great fundraiser we're having at Cornucopia on this day!

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Green Start Play Day: Creatures of the Night

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories -- this month about creatures of the night. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699, ext 2.

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Citizen Science Saturday: Blight, Blister, Blotch

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Join us for citizen science investigations, including data collection, observations, photography, and more. This month we will focus on end-of-season garden and compost fungi in the Learnscape and beyond. Event open to all but designed especially for adult participants. If you have a smartphone or a camera, please bring one to take pictures. Smartphone users please load the iNaturalist app (https://www.inaturalist.org/) onto your phone if possible. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register at 541-687-9699 or online. Meet on the Water Wise…

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Haunted Hike Pumpkin Carving

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Help us carve 80+ pumpkin for the Haunted Hike! Bring your own tools or use ours -- and plan to get creative! Meet in the Learnscape at Nearby Nature. All welcome -- please RSVP to programs@nearbynature.org if you are bringing a group.

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Haunted Hike

October 18 @ 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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November 2019

Falling Sky Fundraiser

November 5

Visit any one of Falling Sky's three locations (1334 Oak Alley Pub, 790 Blair Blvd Deli, or the UO EMU Pizzaria) on November 5th and 25% of your purchase cost will be donated to Nearby Nature if you print out or show on your phone our special flyer here. Thanks, Falling Sky, for your support!

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Green Start Play Day: Log Life

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories -- this month about life in a log. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699, ext 2.

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Dancing Weasel Toy Store Fundraiser — Cancelled

November 15 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 5:30 pm
Dancing Weasel Toy Store, 30 E 17th Avenue
EUGENE, OR 97401 United States
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Sorry to let you know this fundraiser will not be able to happen. Unfortunately, the Dancing Weasel will close as of July 31. We wish the owners all the best and appreciate all their past support!  

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Citizen Science Saturday: Mushrooms and More

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Join us for citizen science investigations, including data collection, observations, photography, and more. This month we will focus on the wonders of fruiting fungi in the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park. Event open to all but designed especially for adult participants. If you have a smartphone or a camera, please bring one to take pictures. Smartphone users please load the iNaturalist app (https://www.inaturalist.org/) onto your phone if possible. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register at 541-687-9699 or online. Meet…

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December 2019

Green Start Play Day: Cozy Critters

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

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories -- this month about how critters stay warm in winter. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699, ext 2.

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