Classes

Portland Audubon classes spark curiosity, foster a deeper understanding of the natural world, and inspire people to protect native wildlife and their habitat. Classes are open to people of all skill levels and abilities, with a focus on natural history, regional conservation issues, the intersection of art and the environment, and of course, birds and wildlife.

We offer experiences both in the classroom and in the field, with classes focusing on bird identification, birding by ear, animal tracking, butterflies and dragonflies, nature-inspired art, mushrooming, trees, wildflowers and more.

When you take a class with Portland Audubon, you are supporting our work to protect wildlife, wild places, and humans alike.

Upcoming Classes

August 24 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bird Journals: Summer Birds and Their Surroundings

September 11 | 6:30 – 9 p.m. | Class
September 14 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Field Trip
Animal Tracking Workshop: Who Done It?

September 21 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bird Journals: Getting the Gist

September 26 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
eBird Basics: Tracking Your Bird Sightings

October 5, November 2, December 7 | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Beginning Field Birding and Sauvie Island Exploration

October 17 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Using eBird to Plan Your Next Birding Trip

November 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Class
November 9, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Field Trip
Autumn Gull Identification

 

Natural History Classes

Our natural history classes are an exciting way to deepen your knowledge of the natural world.  Taught by passionate birders, plant geeks, butterfly enthusiasts, mycologists, animal trackers and other nature nerds, these offerings cover a wide range of fascinating topics, from spring wildflower identification to fall hawk migration.  

Classes may involve dynamic, interactive audio-visual presentations in the classroom, exploratory field time with local experts, or both.

Nature & Wildlife Art

Tap into your creativity and explore the intersection of craft and the natural world! With a variety of mediums, our expert makers and artists help you learn, create, and find your unique style. Classes have included illustration, watercolor, needle-felting, paper cutting, nature journals, and more.