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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Nature Homeschool

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO AT HOME!

 

PLANT SCAVENGER HUNT

 

 

BEE GUIDES AND ACTIVITIES

NEW! Order a "Bee Nature Kit" to be delivered to your home.
Introduce your child to bees - ideas, resources and information for parents
My Field Guide to Bees - 29 pages of information and activities + blank journal pages. Download for free or order a "Bee Nature Kit" to be delivered to your home
Top 14 Bees of Portland - pocket sized guide to common bees

 

DISCOVER YOUR LOCAL TREES

Type in your address here and learn about the trees you see on your street everyday.  Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry has mapped every street tree in Portland!
Take a tree walk at a school in your neighborhood. School children have planted arboretums (tree museums) all over the city!

 

BIRDS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Check out this kid-friendly guide to the 12 most common birds in Portland. Learn how to protect them!

 

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS 

Check out this kid-friendly guide to the 15 most common butterflies and moths in Portland. Learn how to protect them!

 

 


 

Teens and Young Adults

10 Ways for Teens to Connect to Nature during Quarantine
portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/760558


Parenting Resources

If you are new to being a parent AND teacher, you may be feeling a lot of pressure. Here is a helpful resource that is both inspiring and low-pressure.

Prescribing Nature for Health   |   Dr. Nooshin Razani   |   TEDxNashville

Dr. Razani describes how she was able to connect her children to nature, and why it’s important.