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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Meet the Teachers

Teacher Wren

GuruSurya Kaur Khalsa
GuruSurya has been leading people in the outdoors since 1996! Whoa! She is passionate about connection and created True Nature so children and adults have an opportunity to have a nature connection journey. She enjoys working with people in nature because she likes to see them making their own discoveries! Some of her favorite moments are when kids are so excited about discovering something that they are shouting at her and the rest of the class “You guys! Come see this! Come see what I found!” GuruSurya loves birds - all of them - and studies bird language and mentoring with 8 Shields. She enjoys knitting in her spare time. 


Laura Goldstone
Laura has been an informal educator for about 13 years with various non-profit organizations in California and Oregon.. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and curiosity for nature with others and exploring together. Her favorite season is Fall when nature is abundant, the rains bring mushrooms and nature's forces shift. You can usually find her in the garden listening to birds, hanging out with plants, or sewing inside on the coldest days.