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Afternoon Explorers: Winter Edition

Join us and one of our experienced educators on guided activities at our Nature Sanctuary for kids age 2nd-5th. See wildlife, engage in hands-on activities and explore everything that the forest has to offer. If you like walking through the woods and getting your hands dirty, we hope to see you there! These in-person classes are a series building upon one another, when you sign-up, you are enrolled in both sessions.

December 3: Mammals in the Winter What makes some animals better at surviving and preparing for cold, winter weather? From fur to skulls and feet, we’ll discover the many adaptations and characteristics that make mammals so amazing! We’ll search for a variety of signs along the trails that show how they are preparing for winter, discuss their survival strategies, and use our unique collection of mammal pelts and artifacts for hands-on learning that promotes interpretation and deeper exploration.

December 10: Tracks and Traces What makes some animals better at surviving and preparing for cold, winter weather? From fur to skulls and feet, we’ll discover the many adaptations and characteristics that make mammals so amazing! We’ll search for a variety of signs along the trails that show how they are preparing for winter, discuss their survival strategies, and use our unique collection of mammal pelts and artifacts for hands-on learning that promotes interpretation and deeper exploration.

Fee: $30 members/$40 non-members
Grades: 1st-5th
When: December 3 and December 10
Class time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Materials: Water bottle, backpack, face mask

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*This all outdoor program is limited to a maximum of seven children, and will follow all social distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Please see below.


Youth Education Sanctuary Tours
Mandatory Guidelines

Stay home if you, a member in your household, or anyone you have been in contact with has any of these symptoms:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

Maintain physical distance of at least (6) six feet between you and people who you do not live with.
Use cloth, paper or disposable face coverings in public. All participants must wear a face covering at all times. If you need to take your mask off temporarily to take a drink of water and/or get some air, please hang back allowing an additional 20 feet of distance from the group, take the break you need and reposition your mask before rejoining the group.
Everyone must drive to the location on their own, or with members of their household.

Standards Portland Audubon will follow:
No more than 10 participants, plus the instructor
Choose locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
Wide, open spaces are best
No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
Prioritize trails that are one-directional
Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide
No scopes, no sharing of equipment

 


Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Portland Audubon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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Cost:
$30 – $40

Organizer

Tara Lemezis
Phone:
971-222-6131
Email:
tlemezis@audubonportland.org