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November 2019

Citizen Science Saturday: Mushrooms and More

November 23, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Nature Quest: Treemendous Forest Fun!

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hendricks Park
Free – $5

Get to know the tall trees in Hendricks Park on a family-friendly forest treasures scavenger hunt hike. Build an animated group tree and play a fun Find Your Tree game! Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $5/family. Meet at the Wilkins Shelter in Hendricks Park.  Pre-register online, or call 541-687-9699. Register Now

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January 2020

Oakshire Inspires Fundraiser

January 2 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Oakshire Public House, 207 Madison Street
Eugene, OR 97402 United States
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Celebrate the new year with us at Oakshire Public House on Thursday, January 2nd. On this day, one dollar from every pint sold between 11am-10pm will be donated to Nearby Nature! We'll have special activities from 5-7 pm -- fun for kids, a raffle, door prizes, and more. Thanks, Oakshire, for supporting our efforts to share and care for nature nearby!

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3rd Annual Gnome Roam Nature Quest

January 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free – $7

Go on a Gnome Roam! Learn something new about nature in winter with each gnome you discover on this family-friendly wander along the Canoe Canal in Alton Baker Park. Meet outside the Nearby Nature Yurt. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699

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Citizen Science Saturday: Feeder Watch

January 11 @ 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 nationwide efforts to document visits to backyard and community feeders and record bird feeder activity in the Learnscape. 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. Meet…

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No School Day Adventure: Winter Wild

January 20 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
$50 – $60

Do you have what it takes to survive outside? Construct shelters, warm up around a cozy fire, hide in plain sight, and navigate your way around the park using maps and compasses. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. $50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Register online or call 541-687-9699.  

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Postponed until Jan 21st– Green Start Play Day: Winter Greens

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free – $7

Postponed due to inclement weather--Enjoy outdoor nature play in our Learnscape plus toddler and pre-school activities and stories. This month join us as we discover trees that stay green all winter long. Listen to the story of Douglas the Mouse, collect and sort cones, and make evergreen art! Rain or shine. Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699

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No School Day Adventure: Cozy Creatures

January 31 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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
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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 with live bees by beekeeper Chip Keiger, 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
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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
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
$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

Family Fun at the Library!

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401 United States
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Free

Join Nearby Nature at the Eugene Public Library's Sunday Family Fun event! Enjoy water tales, play a musical river walk game, and craft magic rain wands with natural and recycled materials.

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Green Start Play Day: Nature Notes

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
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-registration required online or at 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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Citizen Science Saturday: Wildflower Wander

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
$7

Help catalog the amazing diversity of spring wildflowers blooming right in the heart of Eugene. Learn about and take pictures of all that you see as you wander through Alton Baker Park's Wildflower Hollow and beyond. Open to all but designed for adult participants. If you have a smartphone or a camera, bring one to take pictures. Smartphone users please load the iNaturalist app onto your phone if possible. Members FREE, non-members $7. Meet outside Nearby Nature's Yurt in Alton…

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Spring Volunteer Information Session — CANCELED

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free

Due to Coronavirus concerns, we are canceling our Spring Volunteer Information Session. We will, however, still need volunteers this spring and summer. Volunteers lead school nature walks in Alton Baker Park, help with gardening and restoration work, assist with school visits and weekend events, do TAG Team graffiti patrol, and help run summer daycamps! No experience is needed–training provided. We encourage you to visit our Volunteer page to fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire so we can learn about your skills…

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No School Day Adventure: Incredible Journeys — CANCELED

March 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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 -- CANCELED

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No School Day Adventure: Puddle Power — CANCELED

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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 (CANCELED)

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