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April 2019

Green Start Play Day: Flower Power

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

Join us for self led exploration, songs and activities all about flowers and pollinators! 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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SOLVE IT for Earth Day: Alton Baker Park Cleanup

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

In honor of Earth Day, Nearby Nature is once again partnering with SOLVE for an annual cleanup of Alton Baker Park. And this year we've joined forces with Willamette Riverkeeper to participate in the larger community effort, Clean Water for Great Brews. Each volunteer will receive a punch card good for 12 free drinks at local coffee shops or breweries in Eugene and Springfield! Join neighbors, community organizations, and local businesses in picking up litter and helping to ensure the park is…

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Track Town Pizza Fundraiser

April 24 @ 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 April 24th for a day of fundraising for Nearby Nature’s Youth Scholarship Fund! 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…

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Learnscape Bioblitz!

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States

The world around us is teeming with life! Come take a closer look at this web of life on Saturday, April 27, by participating in a bioblitz of Nearby Nature’s Learnscape and surrounding areas of Alton Baker Park. Volunteers of all ages will take photos of different plants, animals, insects, and fungi and upload them to iNaturalist for identification and a final species count. A bioblitz is an event in which volunteers work together within a defined area to observe…

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Nearby Nature Quest: Wow Newts!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tugman Park, 3666 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
Free – $5
by Anupam Katkar

Join us for our 4th annual newt count! Learn all about newts from naturalist Tom Titus as we count these cool critters in Tugman Park's creek. Meet at the picnic shelter. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $5/family. Pre-register online or call us at 541-687-9699 Register Now

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May 2019

No School Day Adventure: Trees and Bees at Hendricks Park

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

Explore off the beaten path as we discover new trails and cool hiding spots in the Hendricks Park forest. Play mini-gnome hide and seek and look for the tallest, widest, and weirdest trees in the forest. Explore the rhododendron garden as well and learn how to dissect a flower, do a bee dance, and create rainbow Earth Art! $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. Outdoors in Hendrick Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2. Register…

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No School Day Adventure: Creature Teachers

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

What can we learn about sharing and caring from nature nearby? Explore the park and search for examples of communication, cooperation, and teamwork in the animal and plant communities around us. Weave a web of life, play Each One-Teach One, and strengthen your teamwork skills in building, racing, and balancing games!   $45 members/$50 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. NEW after-care 3:00-5:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699, ext. 2.   Register Now

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Green Start Play Day: Mighty Mamas

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Let's celebrate moms in nature! We will explore nests and eggs, and learn about local animal babies and the mothers who raise them. 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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June 2019

Summer Daycamp Volunteer Training Day 1

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Details coming soon!

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Summer Daycamp Volunteer Training Day 2

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Green Start Play Day: Mucky Mud

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

Dig in the dirt, play in the sandbox, and make mud pies while exploring the wonderful world of soil! 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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Summer Daycamps Begin Today!

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nearby Nature’s summer daycamps are a wonderful medley of hands-on adventure, play, nature, science, art, and gardening. Kids hike, catch bugs, pick berries, canoe, bike, and do experiments. They sing, do crafts, play games, tell stories, act, make models, build forts, and use maps. They also take fun field trips and just simply play outside! To learn all about our camps, see camps by week, camps by age group, or go straight to our online registration portal.  

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Nature Quest: Birds Without Borders

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Free – $5

Check out our nest collection, play a bird migration game, and watch real birds at work in the park. Use what you learn to help build a giant nest in the Learnscape! (Plus optional Early Birds Walk 9-10 am with the Lane Audubon Society!) Free for members, $5/family for non-members. Register here. Register Now

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MOD Pizza Fundraiser

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
MOD Pizza, 77 E. 29th
EUGENE, OR 97405 United States
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Join us at MOD Pizza in south Eugene (77 E 29th Avenue) today and support Nearby Nature's efforts to connect kids and nature! Inform your cashier/server that you're a Nearby Nature supporter and 20% of your purchase cost will go to Nearby Nature! Please RSVP here if you know for sure you are coming.  See you there!

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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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