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October 2019

No School Day Adventure: Full Moon Magic

October 11, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Track Town Pizza Fundraiser

October 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 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
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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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
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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$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
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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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
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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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
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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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
Learnscape, 622 Day Island Road
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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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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