What People Are Saying:

"It felt like a great escape from the classroom, and made me wish we could take our kids outside every day. We slowly walked back to school, wishing to be outside all day." — Partner Teacher with our Slough School Program

What People Are Saying:

"I love this program and look forward to participating (in the future). My granddaughter was very uneasy with "the forest" and many of its creatures. Tad Pole Tales has turned her into a real nature enthusiast....day hikes, camping worms, and much more. " — Tadpole Tales Participant

What People Are Saying:

"It (Slough School) gave students a chance to learn science material, which has become rare due to increasing educational demands." — Teacher

Recent News

  • Nadaka Nature Park Grand Opening on April 4

    Join your neighbors at the grand opening of the newly created community garden, nature based play area, and picnic shelter at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham. The park features an amazing nature based play area for children that will connect them to the natural world through play. 

    Audubon Live BirdsThe Audubon Society of Portland’s Education birds will be present and teaming up with Slough School to provide environmental education.  Attendees can spread seeds on the new eco lawn areas and enjoy a walk in the forest stopping to view the Camp Fire Girls kiosk. Refreshments and fun for the whole family!

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  • Cully Critter Cruise May 16th!

    May 16th 9:30 - 11 AM Explore. Learn. Have fun with neighbors! Join us to learn about biodiversity in an urban setting, meet new friends and learn how to identify common species. The Cully Critter Cruise event will end in a celebration at Khunamokwst Park (Grand Opening Event)!

    ¡Venga a explorar, aprender y divertirse junto con tus vecinos y amigos! Únase a nosotros en la exploración del mundo natural y la biodiversidad en nuestro vecindario. Aprenderá cuáles son las especies más comunes de insectos, aves y artrópodos. El “Cully Critter Cruise” pasará durante la inauguración del nuevo parque de “Khunamokwst Park”. Para más información en español oprime aquí.

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  • We’re hiring! North Portland Outreach Specialist

    We’re hiring! (Temporary/Part-time)
    The North Portland Outreach Specialist (NPO Specialist) will primarily act as an outreach agent with the North Portland community.  The NPO Specialist will work with the Council’s education, outreach, and stewardship directors.  Tasks include: research and outreach to existing community groups within North Portland, working in partnership with these groups to determine contacts, interests, and concerns, conducting key stakeholder interviews, holding focus groups, and populating a new database with names and contacts of community leaders, teachers, agency employees, and potential volunteers.

    Closes April 3, 2015 at 4 pm.

    See more information in our Employment section of the website.

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  • Looking for photos or videos from Slough Celebration?

    A selection of photos from the event are posted on our Facebook page.  All images are available on Flickr.

    Each award winner was honored with a humorous video skit that highlights their work.  View this year’s award videos here.

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Council Meeting

Monday February 23, 5:00pm

The Council's monthly meeting. Open to visitors.

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Tadpole Tales

Wednesday April 01, 10:00am

Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to this weekly nature adventure series!

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Tadpole Tales

Wednesday April 08, 10:00am

Children aged 3-5 with their parents are invited to this weekly nature adventure series!

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