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Portland Parks & Recreation

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Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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City Nature Explorers Class (Ages 5-10)

Whitaker Ponds Natural Area - 7040 NE 47th Ave (Meet at the Gazebo)

Monday, February 24 2020, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM


2.5 hours




Hands-on, outdoor ecology classes for children


Event Types > Community Events


Topic for this class:
Meet the Corvids!

Class description: These bossy birds are around us most of the time, but we generally ignore them! Maybe we shouldn't, however, because they are in a constant state of observation and adaptation to a very complicated, built environment. Through observation, games, and activities, students will learn the characteristics and behaviors of this common bird family and test their "corvid" cognition as they become smart and sassy scavengers.

About City Nature Explorers classes: Your child can join the Environmental Education team to learn local ecology through sensory activities, science investigations, games, and exploration. Our trained outdoor educators will immerse your child in experiential learning with lessons that line up with common science units. Classes are active, social, engaging, and fun!

A perfect option for students who are homeschooled or on spring break! Classes are 100% outdoors at a local park or natural area and take place rain or shine! Join us for just this one class—or sign up for them all!

Cost for each class: $21/participant (includes instructor time, materials, and supplies)

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register!

For more information about City Nature Explorers classes, see our website

Chrissy Larson - Portland Parks & Recreation