Metro awards $700k for Nature in Neighborhood grants

The Metro Council recently awarded 12 community organizations $700,000 in grants for projects designed to increase racial equity and climate resilience in greater Portland by connecting people of color to nature.   This round of Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods grants include a project that bring...

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon and Washington Photos

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon and Washington is looking for amazing images of America’s public lands. Whether it’s photos of BLM national monuments, wild and scenic rivers or recreation areas, we want to share your photos and stories about exploring the great outdoors....

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Learning as a Living Process

The Learning as a Living Process 4-week class, facilitated by Milt Markewitz, begins this Sunday. There is still some room and scholarship $$s is available, if you’re interested.  It will be focused on what do we do to bring life to education, and what additional Professional Development and...

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Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park

Introducing Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park:  Major improvements complete at historic park (Portland, OR) – Portland Parks & Recreation and Mayor Ted Wheeler are pleased to announce that the former Lynchview Park (SE 167th Avenue and Market Street in east Portland) has been renamed Verdell...

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Wild About Trivia

Are you wild about trivia? Cuz we are. The National Wildlife Federation and Association of Northwest Steelheaders challenge you to join their virtual Wild About Trivia night on May 19th via Zoom. Invite your friends and family and test your knowledge on 4 topics: Pollinators, Garden for Wildlife,...

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Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge- NGSS and UN SDG aligned

The Youth Design Challenge (YDC) is a free, hands-on, project-based learning experience that provides classroom and informal educators with a new framework to introduce biomimicry and an interdisciplinary approach to science and environmental literacy. Working in teams with an adult coach,...

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Biomimicry as a Framework for GreenSTEM Education Workshop

Biomimicry is an innovation method that looks to examples in nature to solve design and engineering problems. It is a rapidly growing field of study that is charting a course toward a more sustainable world and creating exciting new STEM career pathways. This hands-on workshop will focus on how...

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