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January 2020

No School Day Adventure: Cozy Creatures

January 31 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$50 – $60

Discover why mammals are furry and birds are feathery! Identify paw prints, check out real pelts and skulls, and solve track mysteries as we investigate the wonders of animal adaptation. $50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699  

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February 2020

Bee Mine? Nature Quest

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Learn all about the bees that help bring the plants in our Learnscape Garden to life. Enjoy a special presentation, make a simple mason bee home from natural materials, and play fun bee-themed nature games. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.

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Green Start Play Day: Get Egg-cited!

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories -- this month all about eggs!  This month we’ll build bird nests, find out what’s going on inside an egg, and play a fun beak matching game. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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No School Day Adventure: Nature Gamers

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$50 – $60

Have fun playing games outdoors – super-sized! Play Giant Jenga, create a salmon obstacle course, build a tree, melt a mountain and more. Create your own game from natural and recyclable materials to take home! $50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699  

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Citizen Science Saturday: OH My Look Up High!

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$7

Join us for data collection, observations, photography, and more. This month we will learn about Ospreys and Herons in Alton Baker Park as we document water bird activity in and near the Canoe Canal. 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 $7. Pre-register at 541-687-9699 or online.…

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Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser

February 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Papa’s Pizza on 11th, 1700 West 11th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402 United States
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Join us at Papa’s Pizza on 11th Avenue from 11 am-11 pm and 50% of your in store (or pick up to go) food purchase cost will support our Alton Baker Park restoration work with high school students from Rachel Carson Academy. If you purchase gift certificates, 25% of your purchase cost will also go to Nearby Nature. Be sure to print our flyer or mention this fundraiser when you make your purchase. Thanks Papa’s!

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March 2020

Green Start Play Day: Nature Notes

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7
by Bruce Newhouse

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Discover who’s singing in nature this month as we listen to animal songs, make musical instruments, and enjoy a visit from a special guest! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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No School Day Adventure: Misty Mount Pisgah Magic

March 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
$55 – $65

Journey into the magic and mystery of nature as we explore the woodlands and waterways of Mount Pisgah. Hunt for natural treasures, do a Gnome Roam, and make fairy houses in the forest! Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Mount Pisgah Arboretum. $55 members/$65 non-members. Scholarships available. Register online or call 541-687-9699.

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Spring Volunteer Information Session

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free

Love nature? Enjoy kids? Care about parks? Learn all about leading school nature walks in Alton Baker Park this spring as well as other Nearby Nature volunteer opportunities — including gardening projects, restoration work, school visits, weekend 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 and coming soon, our Spring 2020 Guide Training Schedule, for details about trainings. See our Internships to learn…

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No School Day Adventure: Incredible Journeys

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$50 – $60

Adventure there and back again as we soar across countries and swim between hemispheres. Play migration games, hear incredible stories of strength and skill, design a kite that really flies, do a feeder watch, and observe awesome ospreys! $50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699

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No School Day Adventure: Puddle Power

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$50 – $60

Ponder the power of water with us as we play Mountain Melt, build in our stream table, weave a river’s web of life, make mud pies, and build like beavers. $50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699

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April 2020

Green Start Play Day: Spring Sprouts

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month we’ll sniff, touch, and nibble our way through the garden as we use our five senses to learn about plant parts and sow our very own seeds to take home. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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May 2020

No School Day Adventure: Wild Child

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hendricks Park
$50 – $60

Tap into your inner “wild child” at Hendricks Park! Explore remote trails, balance on logs, find funky trees, and discover what's wild about spring in the forest and gardens. $50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Hendricks Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699

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Green Start Play Day: Wildflower Wonders

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month we’ll make rainbow art, play pollination games, and learn all about spring flowers. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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June 2020

Green Start Play Day: We Dig Dirt

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Mess with mud, play with clay, dig in the dirt, and create earth art with us this month! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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July 2020

Green Start Play Day: Creepers and Crawlers

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month we’ll catch small critters in the meadow with butterfly nets and build silly bugs to take home. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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August 2020

Green Start Play Day: Get Wet

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month we’ll cool off with watershed art, stream table play, and games in our Learnscape’s River Run play area. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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September 2020

Green Start Play Day: Garden Goodies

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month we’ll taste yummy garden snacks, celebrate the harvest moon, and make vegetable stamps as we transition from summer into fall! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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October 2020

Green Start Play Day: Hide Outside

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Celebrate the fall season this month as we learn about nocturnal animals, play camouflage games, and create colorful autumn leaf art. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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November 2020

Green Start Play Day: Forest Floor

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $7

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Get down with decomposers as we hunt for invertebrates, build mushrooms, and dance to the “break down boogie”! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Rain or shine! Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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