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.
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
All classes will be held at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland. Meeting location is the picnic shelter.
Classes are limited to 12 children. Classes must have at least 8 participants one week before the first date to run.
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.
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.
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.
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.