Gray Match— triple your donation for Education!

Longtime Friend of Tryon Creek and philanthropist, John D. Gray, initiated a special opportunity to match your gifts 2:1 in support of Education.

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Tryon Youth Ecologists

Tryon Youth Ecologists

A year-long program that engages incoming 4th-6th graders with applied experiences in science, leadership, and culture in the unique Tryon forest. Program begins Saturday June 10. Register now!

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Teen Science Stations

Spend a few hours in the park teaching visitors about soil, fossils, sediments or rocks using our science station kits, which include props and thorough instructions. Just bring a willingness to learn and become a nature educator! Ages 14+

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Stewardship Opportunities

Join Eco Crew the 1st & 2nd Saturdays of the month from 9am-12pm. Eco Crew volunteer tasks alternate between trail maintenance and invasive plant removal.

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Summer Solstice

Celebrate the longest day and shortest night of the year by going on an evening guided walk in the park. We’ll talk about what creates seasons, cultural celebrations for summer solstice from around the world, and discover the highlights of the forest this season.

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Story & Stroll – woodpeckers

This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Story & Stroll – Call Me Gorgeous

This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Story & Stroll – Create a Creek

This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Story & Stroll – Dragonfly Door

This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Bat Chat at Tryon Creek

Sign up for a free night hike led by trained naturalists to experience the bats of Tryon Creek. We will talk about our local bat species and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive while we walk through the park, ending at a spot to view bats. All ages.

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Discovering the Park through Science

This free program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play. It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Story & Stroll – Camp Out

This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Bat Chat at Sauvie Island

Sign up for a free night hike led by trained naturalists to experience the bats of Tryon Creek. We will talk about our local bat species and the amazing adaptations that allow them to survive while we walk through the park, ending at a spot to view bats. All ages.

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Story & Stroll – Busy Beavers

This program integrates nature exploration, art, literature, movement, and outdoor play.  It is geared toward families with young children (preferably ages 2-6) but all are welcome.

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Gray Match

Please join the 2017 matching gift opportunity, presented by the John D. Gray Friends of Tryon Creek State Park Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, where gifts will be tripled in support of Outdoor Education programming. Friends of Tryon Creek must secure...

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Give a gift continuing Lu’s legacy

It has been forty-six years since Jean Siddall and I, along with a small band of supporters, founded Friends of Tryon Creek to promote a regional park in the Tryon Creek canyon. Pressure for development was imminent and it was clear that any hope for a park needed...

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