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September 2019

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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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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No School Day Adventure: Nature Out Loud

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

Hike in the park and discover the noises of nature nearby, from birds and bugs to water and wind. Play tunes in our new Sound Garden, make melodies from recycled materials, sing silly songs, and dance on our Star Stage! $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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Play in the Rain Day!

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Free

Looking for a fun way to spend time outside with your family this fall? Then you should go to Play in the Rain Day, on Saturday, November 9th, from 10 am to 3 pm at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. Activities will include hayrides, nature crafts, hikes, campfire cookery, tree climbing, and much more! Parking and all activities are free. Nearby Nature will be there with Frannie Frog and fun Earth Art activities. Rain or shine! For more info, check out the…

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No School Day Adventure: FBI Investigators

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

Get down in the dirt as you investigate the dark, slimy world of the FBI – fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates, oh my! Learn about the organisms that create our soil and clean up nature’s trash. Find cool fungi, build an unstoppable arthropod, and make slime art. $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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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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Learnscape Garden Volunteer Day

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
Learnscape in the autumn

Join us in Nearby Nature's Learnscape this Saturday, November 23 from 10 am to 1 pm, as we prepare the gardens for a winter's rest and work to free pollinator plantings from a grass invasion. Help weed and compost while enjoying bird watching and all the lovely hues of fall. We'll meet under the covered area next to the yurt. Nearby Nature will provide gloves, tools, and small snacks. We ask that you bring a water bottle, and dress for…

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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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