Field Trips

A skilled Naturalist will meet you at your school and travel with your group for the entire day, leading a field experience that you and your students will never forget.

Registration Details and Fees

To register, contact Tara Lemezis at tlemezis@audubonportland.org or call 971-222-6131.

Average Program Length: 6-8 hours
Fee: $250 for up to 30 participants ($6 per participant beyond 30)
Transportation: School District provides bus/transportation for the trip
Ages: 2nd Grade through adult

 Sliding scale discounts are available for all Title 1 schools. Please contact us for more info. 

Beacon Bound

You and your students will feel on top of the world when you hike to the top of one of Earth’s largest monoliths, Beacon Rock. Study the landforms of the Columbia Gorge and learn how great floods of molten basalt and the massive Missoula Floods have shaped our land. We will also look for and learn about the natural history of salmon, one of the iconic species of the Pacific Northwest. Find out what makes these fish so unique and some of the conservation issues salmon face today.

This incredible field trip also allows time to visit other destinations in the Gorge, which may include Bonneville Dam, Eagle Creek, or Multnomah Falls. This trip will take your class to new heights, guaranteed.

Columbia Gorge

*Field trips to the gorge are currently on hold due to trail closures from the Eagle Creek Fire. We anticipate reopening this option once more trails are available for use by the public. Our Beacon Rock field trip covers similar content and is available.

People travel from around the world to experience the magnificence of the Columbia Gorge, yet we often take this backyard treasure for granted! Let our inspiring Naturalists open your students’ eyes and train them to “read the land” so they can see the ancient story it reveals. Learn about the formation of the Gorge and how it was shaped by fire and water. Visits locations where salmon migrate and spawn to see salmon up close and learn about what makes these animals so unique and important. The Columbia River is the most powerful river in the Northern Hemisphere, and we guarantee this field trip will be an educational experience just as mighty. Some of the stops during this field trip can include Rooster Rock State Park, Horsetail Falls, Bonneville Dam, Eagle Creek and Multnomah Falls.