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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Nuts about Nature

By David Nguyen


Portland Parks & Recreation’s 2012-2013 Nuts About Nature schedule is here!


Created in 2008 by a passionate local teacher named Chrissy Larson, the program helps children ages 3 to 7 connect to nature through ecology, songs, stories, play, & developmentally appropriate practice.


Each teacher at Nuts About Nature is a professional environmental educator who has experience working with very young children.


Children spend 2-3 hours outside, rain or shine, exploring in small groups with teachers who introduce ecology, read stories, sing songs, make projects, and engage in free play.


Classes are designed with a framework, but also remain flexible to accommodate the needs and interests of the group.


Click here for a complete list of classes offered this school year.

Portland Parks and Rec Presents “Nuts about Nature” for Kids!

Chrissy Larson in the Brooklyn Action Corps blog

Portland Parks & Recreation: Registration is open for the "Nuts About Nature!" preschool program

Adam Sawyer in the Examiner