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January 2019

Talons and Tweets No School Day Adventure

January 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
$45 – $50

Discover who's tweeting in Alton Baker Park. Practice beak techniques, check out our talon collection, experiment with feathers and flight, and make a cool bird mask. Go on a bird watching walk in the park. $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 3:00-4:00 pm. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2.

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Restoration Celebration: MLK, Jr. Day of Service

January 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401

This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, join Nearby Nature and volunteers from the University of Oregon Holden Center in a Day of Service. Pick up litter in Alton Baker Park, help maintain the stencil mural on the Frohnmayer Footbridge, and (weather permitting) paint over graffiti in the area around the bridge and the Autzen footpath. Meet by the park kiosk on the north side of the Frohnmayer (Autzen) Footbridge. Car parking is available at the dog park/community garden, boat launch, or…

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February 2019

How to Hide No School Day Adventure

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
$45 – $50

Spots, stripes and masks, oh my! How do colors and markings help animals survive in the wild? Answer these questions and more as we play camouflage games, explore nature nearby, and create colorful critters to take home. $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 3:00-4:00 pm. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2.

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Green Start: Noisy Nature

February 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. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.

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Nature’s Busy Builders No School Day Adventure

February 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
$45 – $50

Enjoy a building adventure in nature nearby. Make a bird nest and your own fairy fort or gnome home. Go on an animal homes scavenger hunt and create your own fort from our Nature's Builders Playspace super blocks. $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 3:00-4:00 pm. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2.   Register Now

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March 2019

Spring Volunteer Open House

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401 United States
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Free

Love nature? Enjoy kids? Learn all about leading school nature walks in Alton Baker Park this spring as well as other Nearby Nature volunteer opportunities -- including gardening, restoration work, special events, TAG Team graffiti patrol, and summer daycamps. No experience is needed--training provided. Check out our Guides Program Overview for more information about the program. For a Spring 2019 Guide Training Schedule, check back here in February 2019. See our Internships to learn about setting up an Internship. Meet…

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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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