Sanctuary Tours combined with a Traveling Program...
Explore their 150-acre sanctuary as you hike along with an experienced Audubon Naturalist. Discover the many
animals living in and around the protected Balch Creek watershed and their sanctuary's pond, then walk into a stand
of old-growth forest. Participants will also visit the Wildlife Care Center (their hospital for injured wildlife), handle bird nests and animal skins, and see forest birds up close at our window feeders.
* Minimum 20 children, maximum 40.
* Ages 5 and older only
* Program length is 3.5 hours, with a 30 minute lunch
$8.00 per child for the Sanctuary Tour and $75.00 is split among the children for the program.
The minimum you will pay per child is $9.88 and the maximum will be $11.75 per child.
It all depends on how many families sign up.
Descriptions of the Traveling Programs. . .
*Befriend a Bird of Prey
Get up close and personal with a bird of prey from our Wildlife Care Center. Students will learn about the unique adaptations that make Birds of Prey awesome predators. Handle skulls, talons, owl wings and discover raptor species living in the Portland area. Then meet a real live Bird of Prey from Audubon and hear how they came to live at the Wildlife Care Center.
Working in lab teams, participants will discover the fascinating world of birds as they study avian bones, wings, feet, feathers, nests, eggs and more! Students will learn about the birds of the Pacific Northwest and how to identify many of the species.
*Habitats of the Pacific Northwest
Students will travel the vast Pacific Northwest. They will get acquainted with our region's diverse range of habitats, and learn how to identify alpine ecosystems, meadows, grasslands, wetlands, and deserts, just to name a few. Participants will also learn the amazing skill of being able to place a given species in its proper habitat. Lots of hands-on specimens as always!
*Owls of the Northwest
This program gives participants the chance to learn to identify the eleven species of owls found in the Pacific Northwest. Prepared study-skins and fantastic slides help to bring these elusive, often nocturnal avian predators right into your classroom. Working in teams of two with lab kits, students handle owl skulls, talons, wings, feathers, and eggs, as they investigate these mysterious and enchanting birds.
2020 School at Home Adventures
The Audubon Society of Portland offers many opportunities for families
to be one with nature through their school programs.
All individual Audubon programs have age limits, so check to see what it is before signing up.
You do not need to be a member to sign up for anything,
but if you choose to have a monthly or every 6 month membership,
you must be a member during the time of your field trip.
Full Day Field Trips. . .
I've set these trips up quite a few times now and they are all good. It's amazing how much fun you have while learning!
There are three trips to choose from.
The Ape Caves, the Columbia Gorge and Beacon Rock.
Click here to read about each trip.
* Average program length is 6-8 hours.
* $250.00 is split among those attending, adults and children, plus my fee, plus a travel fee
* Maximum 30 people.
* Ages 7 and older only.
* For Beacon Rock there is a parking fee of $10.00 unless you have a Discovery Pass.
Click here if you would like to see one of these scheduled.
All of these programs need contact people. If you are interested, please read below.
As the contact person for these field trips...
* You will decide on final date.
* You can decide on a name for the group if you'd like.
Sometimes kids like to make up their own.
* You will be the contact person for the families going,
giving them your cell phone number.
If you are interested, there is a line on the individual
Sign Up pages for each program where you can put your name. I will contact you when I receive this.
You are not obligated until you agree to do it.