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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Class Schedules: Lil Nature Kids and True Nature

Lil Nature Kids Winter and Spring Schedule (Ages 3-5)

In this drop-off program, children learn about Pacific NW ecology through songs, stories, exploration, and unstructured play. Lesson topics vary depending on the season, weather, and interest level of the children.  Winter nature topics may include (but are not limited to) worms, water, squirrels, raptors, mushrooms, winter flowers, and weather. Spring nature topics may include (but are not limited to) bees, birds, flowers, butterflies, plant growth, sun, and shadows. For more information see the program description.

Lil Nature Kids @ Mt Tabor Park (Winter and Spring Classes)
Activity Code Season Day of Week Dates  Time Resident Cost  Non-Resident Cost Ages
1083050 Winter Mondays Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19 9:30-11:30am $112 $157 3-5 yrs
1083051 Spring Mondays   Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 17, 21 9:30-11:30am $112 $157 3-5 yrs

Scholarships
Visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/69135 and fax your completed form to 503-865-3251 or mail to: Environmental Education, 2909 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Location
All classes will be held at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland. Meeting location is the picnic shelter. 

Class Size
Classes are limited to 8-9 children. Classes must have at least 8 participants one week before the first date to run. 


True Nature: Nature Exploration and Mentoring for children (ages 4-12) 

Guided by trained mentors, True Nature fosters connection to the natural world, others, and self. This program deliberately connects children to a very personal experience in nature. All classes are three hours long and meet at Mt Tabor Park, rain or shine, and utilize exploration, stories, songs, and curiosity to develop a strong sense of place. The learning is in the doing! We designed this program to be a multi-season experience. Families are encouraged to register for fall, winter, and spring sessions. For more information see the program description.

Scholarships
Visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/69135 and fax your completed form to 503-865-3251 or mail to: Environmental Education, 2909 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Location
All classes will be held at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland. Meeting location is the picnic shelter.

Class Size
Classes are limited to 12 children. Classes must have at least 8 participants one week before the first date to run.

Celebration Potlucks
Potlucks will be held at the conclusion of each session on a Saturday from 10am to 1pm. This is our opportunity to connect all the family members and friends at the same time to honor each child, share stories, express gratitude, evaluate the program, do a stewardship project, and share a meal together.


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WINTER SESSIONS - Begin January 30, 2018

Activity Number Dates Number of Weeks Day of Week Time Resident Fee Cost per hour Celebration Potluck
1080980 Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 8 Tuesday 10am - 1pm $160  $6.67  Sat, March 24
1080983 Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21 8 Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm $160  $6.67  Sat, March 24
1080985 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 8 Thursday 10am - 1pm $160  $6.67  Sat, March 24

Winter classes must have at least eight participants by Jan 23, 2018 to avoid cancellation.

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SPRING SESSIONS - Begin April 3, 2018

Activity Number Dates Number of Weeks Day of Week Time Resident Fee Cost per hour Celebration Potluck*
1080981  April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 8 Tuesday 10am - 1pm $160  $6.67  Sat, May 19*
1080984 April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 8 Wednesday 1:30-4:30pm $160  $6.67  Sat, May 19*
1080986  April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 8 Thursday 10am - 1pm $160  $6.67  Sat, May 19*
*Spring Celebration Potluck is the weekend before our last class to avoid the Memorial Day weekend holiday.

Spring classes must have at least eight participants by March 29, 2018 to avoid cancellation.

Withdrawal Policy

To receive a full refund, a participant must be withdrawn at least 7 days before the class or camp begins. NEW! Withdraw or Transfer from activities using your online account. Go to "My Account", then the "My Account Details" page. Need help? Call our office at (503) 823-3601.

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