Friends of Tryon Creek Explore · Learn · Protect 2015-01-30T21:33:41Z http://www.tryonfriends.org/feed/atom/ Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Join in the fun to support the legacy of the Friends of Tryon Creek]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9531 2015-01-22T21:52:54Z 2015-01-22T21:52:54Z

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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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Join in the fun to support the legacy of the Friends of Tryon Creek]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=7648 2015-01-22T21:53:22Z 2015-01-12T19:08:31Z

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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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Nature Day Camp Registration is open!]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=7326 2015-01-14T22:08:32Z 2015-01-10T22:41:24Z 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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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[See the forest come alive at this year’s Spring Break Camps]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9463 2015-01-30T21:33:41Z 2015-01-09T19:14:02Z 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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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Come out to Tryon Creek State Natural Area for an day of Owl Celebration!]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9543 2015-01-29T00:22:40Z 2015-01-08T00:06:18Z ye-owl-header

 

2015 Annual Owl Fest

Saturday, Mar 7, 2015

10:00 am7:00 pm

Portland is teeming with owl activity in the springtime months. If you love owls, come out to Tryon Creek State Natural Area for an afternoon and evening of Owl Celebration! Activities for the entire family including owl pellet dissection, owl crafts, owl presentations, guided hikes, snacks by Clif Bar, and close-up encounters with the Audubon Education Owls- Hazel and Julio!

This is a free event, no pre-registration necessary (except where noted). Parking is limited, please consider carpooling.


 

Schedule of Activities

JOURNALING OWLS: Relaxed drawing and simple watercolor

With Jude Siegel, naturalist and artist Saturday, March 7, 2015  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Want to capture the essence of owls on paper? Add color, loose and lovely? In this class, you will practice a way of seeing from relaxation and sensation, then drawing from there, adding watercolor simply, and writing a few personal notes and observations. No experience required, just enthusiasm! We shall work from owl specimens and reference photos. A great way to start or continue a Nature Journal!

$10/Adult

Supplies not included. Click here to download a supplies list for this class.

Click here to pre-register

1:00pm – Story and Stroll “Owl Senses” for 2-6 year olds and their families

1:30pm – “Owls of Oregon” Presentation

2:00pm – All ages Guided walk “The Owls of Tryon Creek”

3:00pm – Story and Stroll “Owl Senses” for 2-6 year olds and their families

3:30pm – “Owls of Oregon” Presentation

4:00pm – All ages Guided walk “Owl Adaptations”

5:00pm – All ages Guided walk “The Owls of Tryon Creek”

6:00pm – All ages “Owl Night Hike”


Owl Pellet Dissection: 1:00 – 6:00pm


Owl Craft: 1:00 – 6:00pm


Audubon Owls: 4:00 – 6:00pm

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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Relaxed drawing and simple watercolor with Jude Siegel, naturalist and artist]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9557 2015-01-29T22:13:35Z 2015-01-06T21:52:34Z owl-class-page

 

JOURNALING OWLS: Relaxed drawing and simple watercolor with Jude Siegel, naturalist and artist

Saturday, March 7, 2015

10:00AM – 1:00PM

 

Want to capture the essence of owls on paper? Add color, loose and lovely? In this class, you will practice a way of seeing from relaxation and sensation, then drawing from there, adding watercolor simply, and writing a few personal notes and observations. No experience required, just enthusiasm! We shall work from owl specimens and reference photos. A great way to start or continue a Nature Journal!


This class is part of OwlFest 2015, a day long celebration of the Owls of Tryon Creek. Click here if you would like more information about this event.

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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Nature Inspired Abstract Drawing with local artist, Stacey Thalden]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9415 2014-12-23T21:46:36Z 2014-12-23T21:46:36Z
 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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Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Wapato Nature Walk]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9401 2014-12-15T00:01:00Z 2014-12-15T00:01:00Z 0 Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Wapato Nature Walk]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9399 2014-12-15T00:00:46Z 2014-12-15T00:00:46Z 0 Jeffrey Gray <![CDATA[Wapato Nature Walk]]> http://www.tryonfriends.org/?p=9397 2014-12-15T00:00:19Z 2014-12-15T00:00:19Z 0