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June 2019

Citizen Science Saturday: Wild in the Water

June 29 @ 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 aquatic invertebrates! Events open to all but designed especially for adult participants. Meet on the Waterwise Garden patio outside the Nearby Nature Park Host Residence in Alton Baker Park -- see directions. (Note that there is a concert in Autzen Stadium later in the day. If you enter the park by car and you encounter parking attendants, let them know you…

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July 2019

Green Start Play Day: Garden Goodies

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

Nibble your way through the Edible Schoolyard as we sing garden songs, learn about the six plant parts and create some beautiful rainbow art! 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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Citizen Science Saturday: Butterflies & Beyond

July 20 @ 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 meadow insect life! 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. Register Now

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August 2019

Nature Quest: Bugs by the Billions

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

Go on a creepy-crawly bug safari in the meadows of Alton Baker Park! Use butterfly nets, magnifiers, bug barns, and more to catch and learn about all sorts of cool critters. Meet outside the Nearby Nature Yurt. Members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699, ext 2.     Register Now

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Green Start Play Day: Bug Buddies

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Sing songs about creepy crawlies, hunt for insects, and create bug art! 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/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699, ext 2. Register Now

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Citizen Science Saturday: Garden Pollinators, Pests & Pathogens

August 17 @ 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 garden pollinators, pests and pathogens. 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. Meet outside the Nearby Nature Yurt. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register at 541-687-9699 or online. Register Now

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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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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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Capella Market Benefit Barbeque and Raffle

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Capella Market, 2489 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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Join us at Capella Market in South Eugene today from 12-3 pm for a benefit barbeque (just $5 for an Oregon Country Beef hot dog, chips, and a drink) plus your last chance to buy raffle $1 tickets for a $100 shopping spree at Capella plus a $100 cooking-themed gift basket from Down to Earth! Raffle tickets on sale at store daily through today!

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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

Join us at either Eugene Cornucopia location -- 295 W. 17th (8 am-10 pm) or 207 E 5th (8 am-1 am) -- and 20% of the cost of your meal will go to Nearby Nature if you bring in our special flyer or show it on your phone!  Thanks for your support, Cornucopia!

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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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No School Day Adventure: Navigators of the Night in Hendricks Park

October 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hendricks Park
$45 – $50

Can owls spin their heads all the way around? Do bats drink blood? Do some bugs glow in the dark? Learn to separate fact from fiction as you discover the secrets nocturnal critters! Play echolocation games, dissect owl pellets, create spider webs, and make glow-in-the-dark art. $45 members/$50 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, ext. 2. Register Now

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No School Day Adventure: Full Moon Magic

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$45 – $50

Celebrate the fall harvest with celestial stories and garden discovery in the Learnscape. Preserve produce and dry herbs for winter. Carve pumpkins, cast spells, and mix potions in the garden! $45 members/$50 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, ext. 2. Register Now

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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

*** NOTE as of 10-14-19 we are close to full on many hikes starting between 5:30-7 pm (they go out every 10 minutes), but there is plenty of space in the 7:10, 7:20, 7:30, and 7:40 hikes. To access these hikes on the SECTION SELECTION page of online registration, go to the bottom of the page and click on NEXT in the yellow box. Read on below for complete details! Curious about local night life? Wonder who’s tiptoeing through the…

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