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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Environmental Education

  • True Nature Year-round Nature Mentoring for Children

  • Ladybug Nature Walks Drop-in walks every Thursday and Friday at 10am - rain or shine!

  • GRUNT Greenspaces and Restoration Urban Naturalist Team

Portland Parks & Recreation offers diverse environmental experiences in our parks, gardens, and natural areas. Classes, guided walks, camps, volunteer opportunities, and special events focus on the forest, grassland, and water ecosystems available in neighborhoods throughout the city. From young children to older adults, people of all ages can find active involvement with nature close to home.

Environmental Education Office 


Kelly Rosteck, Coordinator for Environmental Education, Teens/Young Adults

Chrissy Larson, Coordinator for Environmental Education, Early Childhood/Youth/Families

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School-year program: True Nature and Lil Nature Kids  Age 3-12
Summer Camp Options for Preschool, Youth & Teens Ages 3.5 - 17
Birthday Parties Preschool - Adult
School Field Trips Preschool - Adult
Teen Programs Age 11-22
Volunteer Opportunities Adults