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December 2018

Green Start Play Day: Super Senses

December 18, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape in Alton Baker Park plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Drop in between 10 am and noon. Circle time at 11 am. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Register Now

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January 2019

Gnome Roam Nature Quest

January 5 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

Event now full! Thanks for all of the interest. Check back next January for the third annual Gnome Roam. Go on a Gnome Roam in the Wildflower Hollow! Learn something new about the winter forest with each gnome you discover on this family-friendly wander through the woods and meadows. Meet outside the Nearby Nature Yurt in Alton Baker Park. FREE for members, $5/family for non-members. Register online or at 541-687-9699. Register Now

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Green Start Play Day: Fur and Feathers

January 8 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

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. Drop in  between 10 am and noon. Circle time at 11 am. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.

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Talons and Tweets No School Day Adventure

January 21 @ 12:30 am - 7:00 am
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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Test event

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401 United States
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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

Restoration Celebration: Litter Pickup and Graffiti Abatement

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join Nearby Nature and the University of Oregon Geology Club in a restoration celebration to clean up the area on and around the Frohnmayer Footbridge. This event will include litter pickup, graffiti abatement and removal, and completion of a new stencil on the support pillar under the bridge as a way to deter further graffiti. Nearby Nature will provide gloves and safety equipment, tools, and small snacks. Volunteers should register in advance, bring a water bottle, and dress for the…

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Green Start Play Day: Follow Your Nose!

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
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Free – $5

Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month we'll follow our noses! Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $5. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Green Start Play Days happen on the second Tuesday of each month from 10 am-11:30 am, outdoors, rain or shine.

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Spring Volunteer Information Session

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401 United States
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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 and our Spring 2019 Guide Training Schedule, for details about trainings. See our Internships to learn about setting up an Internship. Meet in the…

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No School Day Adventure: Treasure Trackers at Mt. Pisgah — CANCELLED — now a 4J Snow Makeup Day

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
$50 – $55

Discover secret meadows, hidden beaches, and trees of mystery at Mount Pisgah by using maps, clues, and wayfinding skills. Put together puzzles, hide prizes for new friends, and discover if you have what it takes to find your way to tricky treasures on this day long adventure in nature! $50 members/$55 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2.   Register Now

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Learnscape Volunteer Day

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

Join us in the Learnscape to get your hands in the soil and prepare the gardens for another vibrant season. We'll weed, compost, and plant while enjoying bird song and all the signs of spring's returning. We'll meet in the middle of the Learnscape between the two sheds adjacent to the yurt. Look for the green Nearby Nature signs pointing the way. We will provide gloves, tools, and small snacks. We ask that you bring a water bottle, and dress…

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Nearby Nature Quest: Treefrog Tunes (rescheduled from March 9th)

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Amazon Park, 22 Amazon Pkwy
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
Free – $5
by Bruce Newhouse

Learn all about (and listen for!) Pacific treefrogs! Meet at the Amazon Park playground. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or 541-687-9699. (Rescheduled from March 9th due to cold weather!) Register Now

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