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May 2020

Citizen Science Saturday: Spring Greens CANCELLED

May 30, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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, 2020
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, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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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October 2020

Green Start Play Day: Hide Outside on Zoom Live!

October 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free – $7

Enjoy our Zoom Live version of Green Start this month! Celebrate the fall season as we learn about nocturnal animals, play camouflage games, and share ideas for colorful autumn leaf art. Recommended for kids 5 and under. Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Once you register, we'll send the Zoom link.  

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Haunted Hike (a ZOOM LIVE event!)

October 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom
Free – $10

Celebrate night creatures at our 24th annual Haunted Hike -- this year on ZOOM LIVE! Enjoy a virtual pumpkin-lit hike in Alton Baker Park and meet an entertaining costumed bat, frog, spider, owl, and more. Our critters are pre-recorded to minimize problems with video sharing, but your "hike" will be hosted by a live guide. When you register online, we'll send you a time-specific Zoom link. We'll also send you some fun seasonal activity ideas. Participants are encouraged to dress…

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November 2020

Play in the Rain Day (cancelled due to COVID-19)

November 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Free

We'll be back in the future!!! 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 7th, 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!…

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Green Start Play Day: Forest Floor on Zoom Live!

November 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free – $7

Enjoy our Zoom Live version of Green Start this month! Explore the forest floor and learn about decomposers, dance to the "break down boogie," and share ideas for mushroom art. Recommended for kids 5 and under. Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Once you register, we'll send the Zoom link.

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Track Town Pizza Fundraiser — Moved to December 2!

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:59 pm
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See December 2nd for details!

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December 2020

Track Town Pizza Fundraiser

December 2, 2020 @ 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 December 2nd for a day of fundraising! Order pizza to carry out at Track Town (1809 Franklin Blvd.) from 11 am-midnight today and 50% of each dollar spent on food will go back to Nearby Nature! Good on to-go purchases only (no dine in) due to Oregon's two-week freeze.* If you purchase Gift Certificates, Track Town will give 25% back to Nearby Nature as well. Must use our special coupon with your…

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Green Start Play Day: Furry Friends on Zoom Live!

December 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Free – $7

Enjoy our Zoom Live version of Green Start this month! Celebrate our furry friends with fun specimen sharing, stories, and ideas for animal art. Recommended for kids 5 and under. Members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699. Once you register, we'll send the Zoom link.  

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January 2021

Green Start Play Day: Evergreen Exploration

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nearby Nature, 622 Day Island Rd
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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Enjoy self-led outdoor nature exploration in our Learnscape -- this month all about plants and trees that stay green year-round! Check in with Miss Grace at the start of your family's 30 min reserved time slot to receive instructions, and then set off in our safe and exciting outdoor classroom to discover toddler and pre-school activities, stories, and games. Rain or shine! Kids 5 and under only, with an adult. Please be sure to pre-register to reserve your time slot,…

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