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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

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2909 SW Second Ave
Portland, OR 97201

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503-823-3601

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Early Childhood Programs in Nature

  1. Lil' Nature Kids!

    Winter classes begin the week of Jan 27.

  2. Nature School!

    Perfect for the child who simply loves to learn about nature in-depth!

  3. Nature Recess!

    Secret spots, ivy crowns, and fairy houses - continue the magic of Summer Nature Day Camp year round!

  4. Ladybug Walks

    Children and adults explore together on a Ladybug Walk.

Nature classes are fun for children of any age! 

If your child is...

Then check out...

Ages 3-4 Check out Lil' Nature Kids & Rockin' Robins Nature Camp
Ages 5-6 Check out Lil' Nature Kids, Nature School, Nature Recess & Rockin' Robins Nature Camp
Ages 7-10 Check out Nature School and Nature Recess & Summer Nature Day Camp
Ages 11-17 (Got an older sibling?) Check out our Teen Environmental Education page

SPRING REGISTRATION begins March 10!
Many winter classes still have space. Call 503-823-3601 for information!

Click HERE for the Current Lil' Nature Kids Winter Schedule

Click HERE for the Current Nature School! and Nature Recess! Winter Schedules


Ladybug Nature Walks (ages 2-5) begin on February 14!

For preschoolers and parents. Explore nature in Portland parks with trained naturalists! All walks begin at 10:00 AM on Fridays, mid-February through early November, rain or shine. $4 per preschooler, no charge for adults. For more info, call 503-823-3601. Ladybug Walk page.


Nuts About Nature (Preschool) & Nature's Playground Programs (Early Elementary)

Let your child experience school the natural way! 

 


We also offer school field trips for early childhood students!

Looking for a way to complement your classroom learning topics? Contact us to custom design a school field trip and get your students outdoors! Lessons are taught by experienced teachers in small groups and help bring ecological concepts alive with hands-on activities, games, exploration, and hiking. Information about rates & topics can be found on our School & Group Programs page. Call 503-823-3601 to chat about available dates and lesson possibilities.

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