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True Nature - an open house with Environmental Education

Mt Tabor Park, Picnic Area B - on the east side of the park just off of SE East Tabor Drive

Sunday, September 24 2017, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Learn about PP&R's new, intergenerational program: True Nature!


Event Types > Community Events > Family Event


This fall, Portland Parks & Recreation is kicking off a new intergenerational program called True Nature. At this open house, you will get a chance to meet staff (nature mentors), explore nature, find out more about the program, and ask lots of questions! 

Here's the game plan (subject to change)

3:00 - Welcome! We'll have something engaging happening when you arrive! Think FUN.
3:15 - Opening circle
Photo of child with grandma3:30 - Explore nature with a scavenger hunt
3:45 - Return and share some stories
4:15 - Kids will go off and explore more, or play a game Meanwhile, adults will learn more about the program and ask questions
4:45 - Closing circle and farewells

This program will have fall, winter, and spring sessions. It is for children, ages 3-12, and one grown up that is a part of their life! Guided by trained adult mentors, the True Nature program will foster connections to place, others, and self. Classes meet at Mt. Tabor Park, rain or shine. With this class, the learning is in the doing - with hands on exploration, stories, and song.

This program deliberately connects children of various ages to a very personal experience in nature. One adult in a child’s life (parent/relative/nanny/friend) participates, and is the at-home mentor. This village building model is intentional... the wide range of child ages (3-12) creates role models for kids - we know younger children look up to older children.

Map of Mt Tabor ParkIt is our True Nature to be at peace.
It is our True Nature to express our gifts.
It is our True Nature to be in harmony with the Earth. 

Find out more about this program on our website!

Call 503-823-3601 - the PP&R Environmental Education office or email Chrissy Larson at