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April 2020

Bioblitz! — Join from home!

April 24 - April 27
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map

The world around us is teeming with life! We invite you to take a closer look at this web of life between April 24-27 by participating in a Bioblitz in your own neighborhood. Due to COVID-19, we will not be gathering together for this event like we have in the past, but instead will be putting our collective observation skills to work throughout the community through Nearby Nature's Natural Neighbors Project (as well as other projects for folks outside of…

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Wow Newts! Nature Quest–changed to Zoom Live!

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OR United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for our 5th annual Newt Quest -- live on Zoom! In this program, we’ll be visiting with local naturalist Tom Titus and checking out rough-skinned newt activity in Tugman Park Creek. Join us to learn about newt habitat, life cycles, favorite foods, and more! Appropriate for all ages. Email us if you would like to get our Zoom event invite. Event FREE but donations of support welcome here.

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Frannie Frog Live!

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

Meet Nearby Nature’s favorite costumed amphibian, Frannie Frog, on a Live Zoom event! Frannie will chat with participants about what they have in common and how they are different, tell a story, and do a fun movement activity — the Frog Hop! Best for pre-school through 2nd graders and their grown-ups, but fun for all. Email us to let us know you would like to participate and we'll send you the Zoom link. Event FREE but donations of support welcome…

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May 2020

No School Day Adventure: Wild Child — CANCELED

May 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hendricks Park
$50 – $60

Tap into your inner “wild child” at Hendricks Park! Explore remote trails, balance on logs, find funky trees, and discover what's wild about spring in the forest and gardens. $50 members/$60 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 (CANCELED)

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Frannie Frog Live!

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom
Free

We had so much fun on April 29th that we're going to do this again! Meet Nearby Nature’s favorite costumed amphibian, Frannie Frog, on a Live Zoom event! Frannie will chat with participants about what they have in common and how they are different, tell a story, and do a fun movement activity — the Frog Hop! Best for pre-school through 2nd graders and their grown-ups, but fun for all. Email us to let us know you would like to…

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Green Start Play Day: Wildflower Wonders — Changed to Zoom Live!

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
Free

In this program, we’ll be going “live” with our regular monthly Green Start Play Day — this month with a focus on what’s blooming and beautiful in nature nearby. We’ll wander through the wildflowers in Alton Baker Park, tell a story, demonstrate a craft you can do at home, and do a fun movement activity! The Zoom link for today's program is: Topic: Nearby Nature Green Start Live: Wildflower Wander Time: May 12, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and…

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Spring Fairy Finders Nature Quest Live!

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
Free

Enjoy this Zoom Live version of our new forest scavenger hunt for hidden fairies! We'll wander through the park in search of these secretive forest friends -- and learn a bit about what we see along the way. For even more fun, we'll let you "choose" which way we go along the hike! Join us at the link below on Friday! Topic: Fairy Finders Nature Quest Time: May 22, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting…

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Bella Butterfly Live!

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom
Free

Join us for an interactive visit with our Kinder Critter Bella Butterfly! Talk with Bella about how she's spending her time this spring, listen to a fun story, and do the Butterfly Glide! Best for pre-school-2nd graders and their grown-ups. Topic: Bella Butterfly Live! Time: May 27, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85975435810?pwd=RTV6bUNMejI1QUkweDBLL0gwUy9BUT09 Meeting ID: 859 7543 5810 Password: 324418

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Citizen Science Saturday: Spring Greens CANCELLED

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eastgate Woodlands, 512 Aspen Street
Springfield, OR 97477 United States
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$7

Cancelled due to COVID-19. Help catalog what's green and growing this spring in the Eastgate Woodlands. Learn about and take pictures of everything from the finest flower to the tallest tree. 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. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Meet in the parking lot at Eastgate Woodlands in Springfield (https://www.willamalane.org/eastgate_woodlands.php).

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Family Fun at the Eugene Public Library: We All Belong! (cancelled)

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401 United States
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Free

Cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Eugene Public Library. Join us for Family Fun at the Eugene Public Library. Every living thing in the web of life belongs, from the tiniest bug to the tallest tree. Enjoy tales of cooperation in nature, weave a web of life, and make your own bitty bug to take home! See the library website for more information. FREE!

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June 2020

Summer Daycamp Volunteer Training

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map

Details coming the week of May 25th. We WILL be having this training! We will meet on site at the Learnscape in Alton Baker Park will ask that all participants be prepared to physical distance and bring a mask. Email here if you are interested in learning more about summer volunteering!

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Learnscape Garden Work Party

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Help us get the Learnscape ready for summer daycampers! Who: Anyone who is willing to help and who is in good health. What: Work around the Learnscape -- pulling weeds, planting starts, pruning shrubs and bushes, painting signs, etc. Where: At Nearby Nature. We will meet at the picnic tables near the yurt. When: Sunday June 7th. We will start at 11:00 and go till 4:00. Feel free to drop in at any time during those hours. Safety notes: We…

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Zoom LIVE–Green Start Play Day: We Dig Dirt

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
Free

In this program, we’ll be going Zoom “live” with our regular monthly Green Start Play Day — this month with a focus on discovering the fun and wonder of dirt! If you have a chance before you join us, collect a little container of dirt or compost that you can check out while we host our program. See link below. Topic: Nearby Nature Green Start for June 9th Time: Jun 9, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join…

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Summer Daycamps Begin Today!

June 15

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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July 2020

Green Start Play Day: Creepers and Crawlers — Cancelled

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
Free

So sorry but this month's Green Start will not be happening due to staff and space limitations. Please check back in with us next month...on the second Tuesday of August! Hope to see you soon. Nearby Nature Staff

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Nature Quest: Wee Beasties — Cancelled for Today — Rescheduled for July 28th on Zoom Live!

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
Free

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we've rescheduled this event for Zoom Live on Tuesday July 28th at 10 am! Join us for a virtual creepy-crawly bug hunt in meadows of Alton Baker Park and learn about all sorts of cool critters. Free!   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83228151774?pwd=TFVXVk00MGtDVFl3RGY2cXBrZFpJQT09 Meeting ID: 832 2815 1774 Password: 864196

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Wee Beasties Nature Quest on Zoom Live!

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
Free -- Donations Welcome

Join us for a virtual creepy-crawly bug hunt in meadows of Alton Baker Park and learn about all sorts of cool critters. Free! Donations welcome to help support our efforts to keep programming happening in the era of COVID-19. Topic: Wee Beasties on Zoom Live! Time: Jul 28, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83228151774?pwd=TFVXVk00MGtDVFl3RGY2cXBrZFpJQT09 Meeting ID: 832 2815 1774 Password: 864196

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August 2020

Green Start Play Day: Get Wet on Zoom Live!

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
Free – $7

In this program, we’ll be going Zoom “live” with our regular monthly Green Start Play Day — this month with a focus on discovering the wonders of water! Recommended for kids 5 and under with an adult. Free but donations welcome at Contribute! Link below: Topic: Nearby Nature Green Start Live: Get Wet! Time: Aug 11, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86338094685?pwd=US96d1VidllDTVBWOHUyTlpaWmkwUT09 Meeting ID: 863 3809 4685 Passcode: 279739  

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Willamette River Festival

August 22
Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401
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Free

Join Nearby Nature at the Willamette River Festival! Details to come!

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September 2020

Zoom Live! Green Start Play Day: Garden Goodies

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Your Neighborhood OR United States + Google Map
Free – $7

In this program, we’ll be going Zoom “live” with our regular monthly Green Start Play Day — this month with a focus on the changing of the seasons, and garden treats! Recommended for kids 5 and under with an adult. Members--FREE, Non-Members--$7 per family. Topic: Nearby Nature Green Start Live: Garden Goodies Time: Sep 8, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85390756299?pwd=dkpONnVFckpJYm5STVpTT0hqRG9hZz09 Meeting ID: 853 9075 6299 Passcode: 217683    

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