Friends of Tryon Creek http://www.tryonfriends.org Explore · Learn · Protect Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:35:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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

Join a Park Naturalist for Morning Guided Walks at Wapato Access Greenway on Sauvie Island. These informal walks will focus on the local natural and cultural history, a peek at the rare oak savannah habitat and beginner birding basics. We will walk the trail around Virginia Lake, which is approximately 2 miles long. Walks will occur the third Saturday of each month.  

Meet in the parking lot at Wapato Access Greenway. For additional information or questions call 503-636-9886 ext. 225. Bring binoculars and a water bottle.

Directions: To reach Wapato Greenway parking lot travel from the bridge onto the island, continue north on Sauvie Island Road, past the intersection with Reeder Rd, past Ferry Road boat ramp turnoff, to the marked parking lot on the left.

 

March 21st, 2015 8:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
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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 Send your gift by December 31st http://www.tryonfriends.org/send-your-gift-by-december-31st/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/send-your-gift-by-december-31st/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:23:42 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9175

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite you to support of the Friends to continue improving upon and reinvigorating our programming in the coming New Year. Whether you visit the park every day or a few times per year, we hope your nature experience renews you.


Year-End gifts can be made conveniently and securely through our online form below. Thank you for your Special Year-End Gift.


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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 Nature Day Camp

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!

Register now for Winter Day Camps

Please call or email for information on one or two days of camp – 503-636-4398 or lori@tryonfriends.org.



The Magic of Winter

Monday – Wednesday

December 22 – 24

9:00 – 1:00 pm

  • 4 years – Kindergarten
  • $125 (non-members), $100 (members)

Gnome homes, ice sculptures, solstice lore and celebrations will start the fun during this magical winter camp.  We’ll make gifts inspired by the natural world. We’ll also spend plenty of time sharing stories and playing games that evoke the magic of winter.

 

Mysteries of the Winter Forest

Monday – Wednesday

December 22, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 23, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 24, 9:00 – 1:00pm

  • Grades 1-5
  • $175 (non-members), $150 (members)

Spend time as an ecology sleuth solving mysteries of the natural world.  Discover where the owls are hiding; track coyotes and bobcats.  We’ll also spend time learning how to make maps, going on scavenger hunts, and playing games that will prepare us to be the ultimate winter detectives.

Staying Alive in the Winter Time

Monday – Wednesday

December 29 – 31,

9:00 – 1:00 pm

  • $125 (non-members), $100 (members)
  • 4 years – Kindergarten

During this exciting three day camp we will explore how the many different animals of Tryon Creek stay alive throughout our winter.  Which animals hibernate?  Which animals store food?  Which animals rely on their hunting skills?  This camp will be devoted to playing games, going on hikes, and conducting activities to learn all about Tryon’s wintertime animal activity.

 

Winter Survival Skills

Monday – Wednesday

December 29, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 30, 9:00 – 3:00pm

December 31, 9:00 – 1:00pm

  • $175 (non-members), $150 (members)
  • Grades 1-5

Learn how to make shelter to keep you dry, start a fire in the rain, and find survival foods in the forest.  We will learn these skills and many more during this exciting three day camp.  We will also explore Pacific Northwest Native American Culture and the knowledge they have for surviving our winters.


 

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Support The Friends http://www.tryonfriends.org/support-the-friends/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/support-the-friends/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:00:55 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9217

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite you to support of the Friends to continue improving upon and reinvigorating our programming in the coming New Year. Whether you visit the park every day or a few times per year, we hope your nature experience renews you.


Year-End gifts can be made conveniently and securely through our online form below. Thank you for your Special Year-End Gift.


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Give a Gift of Gratitude http://www.tryonfriends.org/give-a-gift-of-gratitude/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/give-a-gift-of-gratitude/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:59:52 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9215

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite you to support of the Friends to continue improving upon and reinvigorating our programming in the coming New Year. Whether you visit the park every day or a few times per year, we hope your nature experience renews you.


Year-End gifts can be made conveniently and securely through our online form below. Thank you for your Special Year-End Gift.


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Traditional and Contemporary Native American Craft Demonstrations http://www.tryonfriends.org/traditional-and-contemporary-native-american-craft-demonstrations/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/traditional-and-contemporary-native-american-craft-demonstrations/#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:25:53 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9134 Typha_angustifolia_-_Narrowleaf_Cattail

Traditional Craft Demonstrations

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014

2:00 pm4:00 pm

Traditional and Contemporary Native American craft demonstrations from Western Oregon and the Columbia River region will be shared by Grand Ronde Tribal member Greg Archuleta.  Activities will include traditional basketry and carving exhibited and demonstrations on the uses of materials such as Western Red Cedar, tule, cattail and other natural materials will be provided.

For more information or questions, call 503-636-9886 x225

Free for all ages, no registration required

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Tryon Creek Owl Monitoring Team http://www.tryonfriends.org/tryon-creek-owl-monitoring-team/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/tryon-creek-owl-monitoring-team/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:08:59 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9076 http://www.tryonfriends.org/tryon-creek-owl-monitoring-team/feed/ 0 Forest Fungi-Mycological Marvels of Tryon Creek http://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-fungi-mycological-marvels-of-tryon-creek/ http://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-fungi-mycological-marvels-of-tryon-creek/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:09:41 +0000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9000 http://www.tryonfriends.org/forest-fungi-mycological-marvels-of-tryon-creek/feed/ 0