Friends of Tryon Creek http://www.tryonfriends.org Explore · Learn · Protect Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:53:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Join in the fun to support the legacy of the Friends of Tryon Creek http://www.tryonfriends.org/join-in-the-fun-to-support-the-legacy-of-the-friends-of-tryon-creek/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/join-in-the-fun-to-support-the-legacy-of-the-friends-of-tryon-creek/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:52:54 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9531

Then and Now

Annual Trillium Gala

A benefit for the Friends of Tryon Creek

Saturday, March 14, 2015

5:30 – 9:00PM

Gala 2015, Then & Now, a historical celebration of our shared love for Tryon Creek through the years.

Celebrating 45 years of preservation & and the year over year benefits of nature close to home where the children of Portland & Lake Oswego continue to play, surrounded by the sights and sounds nature as they have for generations.

5:30 PM – Cocktail Celebration & Silent Auction: 1930’s era signature Tryon Creek cocktails & assortment of Oregon beers, vinos and champagnes. Bid on enticing sweets, Oregon vacations and local excursions.

7:00 PM – Gourmet Dinner of local fare, with something for everyone.

8:00 PM – Performance by The Stolen Sweets, a live 1930’s swing jazz confection.

Tickets are available at a discount right now through February 14th!

$75.00 early bird tickets ($85.00 thereafter)

$140.00 early bird tickets for couples ($150.00 thereafter)

$500.00 early bird tickets for table of eight ($600.00 thereafter)

Reserve your Tickets Today!
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Then and Now

Annual Trillium Gala

A benefit for the Friends of Tryon Creek

Saturday, March 14, 2015

5:30 – 9:00PM

Gala 2015, Then & Now, a historical celebration of our shared love for Tryon Creek through the years.

Celebrating 45 years of preservation & and the year over year benefits of nature close to home where the children of Portland & Lake Oswego continue to play, surrounded by the sights and sounds nature as they have for generations.

5:30 PM – Cocktail Celebration & Silent Auction: 1930’s era signature Tryon Creek cocktails & assortment of Oregon beers, vinos and champagnes. Bid on enticing sweets, Oregon vacations and local excursions.

7:00 PM – Gourmet Dinner of local fare, with something for everyone.

8:00 PM – Performance by The Stolen Sweets, a live 1930’s swing jazz confection.

Tickets are available at a discount right now through February 14th!

$75.00 early bird tickets ($85.00 thereafter)

$140.00 early bird tickets for couples ($150.00 thereafter)

$500.00 early bird tickets for table of eight ($600.00 thereafter)

Reserve your Tickets Today!
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Friends of Tryon Creek to host annual Chili Cook-Off http://www.tryonfriends.org/friends-of-tryon-creek-to-host-annual-chili-cook-off/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/friends-of-tryon-creek-to-host-annual-chili-cook-off/#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:05:40 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9424 114page

The Friends of Tryon Creek will host their annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 24th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Folks won’t want to miss this annual savory and spicy event as talented volunteer chili chefs from around the area compete for the esteemed title of “Chili Master 2015”.

The Friends invite park visitors and chili aficionados alike to come in out of the cold, sample some of the best chili the Portland area has to offer, and cast their vote for their favorite.  Delicious complimentary Sasquatch craft brews and wine will be served.

Held at the rustic Nature Center in beautiful 675-acre Tryon Creek State Scenic Area, the Friends’ annual Chili Cook-Off is a family-friendly event that is not to be missed.  The public is invited to attend, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, Oregon. The cost is $10 per person (members are $5, children 5 and under are free). 

 

 

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Nature Day Camp Registration is open! http://www.tryonfriends.org/nature-day-camp-registration-is-open/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/nature-day-camp-registration-is-open/#comments Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:41:24 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=7326 ReadingToCampers
Our Summer Nature Day Camps camps are a fun way for kids to actively challenge their minds and bodies and use their creativity and imaginations in a natural setting. Each camp offers unique, age-appropriate activities that expose children to new and exciting outdoor adventures in a safe and friendly environment.

Here are the top three reasons to choose our camps this summer:

 

Real Ecological Experiences:

  • While experiencing fun and adventure in the forest, campers will be picking up a wealth of ecological knowledge.
  • Staff members are educated in the biological sciences and have a contagious passion for nature.
  • The fun hikes and hands-on explorations are grounded in engaging scientific practices. Our programs focus on a child-centered process of discovery that will prove incredibly enriching for your camper.
Fun for All Ages:

  • Campers as young as four years old can attend our Nature Day Camps and start developing a love of nature and curiosity for the natural world.
  • Children ages four through 5th grade can attend our half- or full-day camps located here at Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
  • Teens can participate in our Assistant Counselor program and work alongside the camp staff, gaining valuable leadership and teaching skills.
Highly Qualified Staff:

  • Our day camp instructors are professional environmental educators who come to us with a great mix of experience working with kids and ecological training.
  • FOTC instructors go through a lengthy interview process and background check, attend a week-long training and are first aid and CPR certified.
  •  All of our instructors are enthusiastic to share their passion for nature with your camper! 

Click Here for Summer Camp Information and Registration

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See the forest come alive at this year’s Spring Break Camps http://www.tryonfriends.org/see-the-forest-come-alive-at-this-years-spring-break-camps/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/see-the-forest-come-alive-at-this-years-spring-break-camps/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:14:02 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9463 IMG_0805

Tryon Creek Mini Camps: Spring Break

Join us at the Tryon Creek State Natural Area to celebrate Spring! We are having a three day camp full of fun activities.  Your child will have a spring break they will remember for a lifetime.  We will see the forest and meadow come alive.


 

Half Day Camp for Explorers: Wonderful Wings

Tuesday – Thursday

March 24 – 26

9:00 – 1:00pm

  • For ages 4 years – kindergarten
  • $130 (non-members), $105 (members)

In this camp we will discover the wonderful world of wings.  We will greet all of our feathered friends back to Oregon from their winter migration. Campers will imagine what it is like to soar through the sky and glide through the forest.  We will design flying objects using nature for inspiration. As we learn about all about wonderful wings we will also experience the forest emerging from a sleepy winter as we see things bloom and zoom and hear things croak!

Full Day Camp for Rangers: Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying “Let’s Party”

Tuesday – Thursday

March 24 – 26

9:00 – 3:00pm

  • For ages 1 – 5th grade
  • $180 (non-members), $155 (members)

In this camp we will celebrate spring by discovering all the new life that it brings.  We will search for amphibian eggs, insects, and plants emerging from their winter sleep.  We will measure the progress of amphibian egg masses while we learn what it takes to keep them healthy and happy. Camp will include scavenger hunts, fort building and plenty of time to explore the forest with friends.

Before and after care is available for Full Day Camp from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 


 

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Nature Inspired Abstract Drawing with local artist, Stacey Thalden http://www.tryonfriends.org/nature-inspired-abstract-drawing-with-local-artist-stacey-thalden/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/nature-inspired-abstract-drawing-with-local-artist-stacey-thalden/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:46:36 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9415
 Registration is closed for this event

Sunday, January 11 

2:00-4:00pm

Rescheduled for a later date, check back soon for details!

Have you ever wondered…what does a bird song look like? How can you create a pattern, inspired by the feel of a fir cone? Join us for this NEW family-friendly program, where we will explore these questions as we creatively express our experiences with nature. Please remember to dress for the weather, this program may include a short walk.

This is a FREE program, supplies will be provided.
Great for beginners. Ages 9 and up.     
Pre-registration required.

Please contact Jennifer Primm at (503)636-9886 ext. 222 or via email at Jennifer.Primm@oregon.gov 

January 11th, 2015 2:00 PM   through   4:00 PM

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Nature Inspired Abstract Drawing with local artist, Stacey Thalden


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Wapato Nature Walk http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-9/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-9/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9401 http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-9/feed/ 0 Wapato Nature Walk http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-8/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-8/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:46 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9399 http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-8/feed/ 0 Wapato Nature Walk http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-7/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-7/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:19 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9397 http://www.tryonfriends.org/wapato-nature-walk-7/feed/ 0 Come spend winter break with your friends at Tryon Creek Natural State Area! http://www.tryonfriends.org/winter-ndc/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/winter-ndc/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:55:40 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9087 wndc-2

Winter Break Camps

Spending time in the forest is not just for summer, come learn what the animals and plants do in the winter months.  We will celebrate each day getting a little bit longer because of Winter Solstice by playing games, doing crafts and stories.   The natural world is exciting all year long- see you at camp this winter!


Winter camps for 2015 will be published by Early October.


 

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