Youth and Family Programs
We’re taking distance learning and in-person learning outdoors! We’ve created engaging digital programs and in-person programming to supplement the evolving needs of families grappling with remote schooling and care. Using our unique collection of specimens, nature right outside of your door, our beautiful Nature Sanctuary, your kids powers of observation, and some basic art supplies, your child will be able to head outdoors to hunt for signs of life close to home and with Portland Audubon educators at our in-person programs!
Online: We hope you’ll join us for adventures with nature and science! Our small, digital classes of fifteen or less, engage children ages 6-11 together with cool experiments, weird nature facts, and hands-on activities!
In-person: 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! Our in-person Nature Sanctuary options for grades 1-6 are held entirely outdoors, require masks, and follow all physical distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration.
Online: Storytime comes to life in this exciting early childhood environmental education exploration program! Kids will hear stories of the earth, animals, how to be a kid exploring the natural world around them, and much more! Students will then engage in at-home activities that connect to the themes of the book read during the session.
January 12: Kaia and the Bees by Maribeth Boelts
January 19: Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist by Christine Evans
January 26: Dusk Explorers by Lindsay Leslie
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $11.95 members/$13.95 non-members
Grades: Pre-K to 2nd
In-person: Spend the day at Portland Audubon’s Miller Wildlife Sanctuary! Located outside of Sandy, Oregon and bordering the Bull Run Watershed, this is the perfect place for you to learn, explore, and connect with the natural world.
Learn more! Marmot Family Days
March 20, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 26, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$40 per child / $20 per adult
For kids, Grades 2-6 | Limited to 10 participants per session