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    • January 12, 2019
    • November 09, 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    Looking to get involved on the refuge and want to get your hands dirty? Come out to our Second Saturday Restoration Work Party! Each month we pick an activity such as caring for trees, planting, removing invasive species, maintaining trails, etc.

    We meet at 8:45 am at Refuge HQ and then head to our work site at 9:00am, with work wrapping up at 12:00 pm. These work parties are a great opportunity to see portions of the refuge that are closed to the public, as well as a great way to get an understanding of what's going on at the refuge from the Field level. 

    Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. E-mail Habitat Restoration Specialist Nathan Kossnar at Nathan_Kossnar@friendsoftualatinrefuge.org with any questions. Hope to see you there!
    • May 28, 2019
    • November 26, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood OR 97140
    The FOR Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Riparian Room at the Wildlife Center. Social at 6:30 followed by a business meeting at 7:00. Public welcome.
    • September 25, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    Sink your talons into our birds of prey program! Learn how to identify some of our most common predators of the sky by playing raptor bingo! Match beak form with function, examine Bald Eagle Specimens, or even dissect an owl pellet found here on the refuge!

    • September 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 3
    Register

    Join a Refuge bat biologist and search for bats on the Refuge! Discover the importance of these flying mammals and how people can support habitats where bats live. 

    • September 28, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Refuge Visitor Center
    Register


    • October 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us from 10:00-12:00 for free activities and crafts in our environmental education classroom. Come explore the animals and plants that call our Refuge home. All ages welcome, hosted indoors in our Visitor Center. Themes will rotate on a monthly basis.

    No registration required for this drop in program, stay as long or short as you like within the two hour time frame.

    • October 09, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 19
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is owls!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • October 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge

    *****Registration Closed: Program Full*****

    Come join us with hands on learning and a night walk to get to know more about this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. 

    During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided. Recommended for older children and active adults. This hike requires ability to walk for 2 miles. 


    • October 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 15
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is owls!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • October 19, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 100

    Bats, coyotes, owls, and more call the Refuge home at night. Come and discover the nighttime wonders of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. This free family event will feature indoor hands-on activities, night walks, and fun surprises! Join us for snacks, activities, mysteries, and more! 

    Kids, dress up as your favorite animal!

    Night walks start at 5:30 and will go every half an hour until 7:00 PM. Sign up when you arrive. Limited space is available, spots available until filled.

    Adult supervision is required for the event, however registration is not required.

    For more information or questions, please email Tualatinriver@fws.gov

    • October 23, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    Leave it to the Busy Beavers! Join us to learn about the unique aquatic adaptations that make Beavers such efficient environmental engineers. Examine Beaver Specimens, learn about the crucial role they play in the development of wetland habitats and even how they help clean your water! Complete a scavenger hunt to win prizes, create your own beaver tracks craft to take home, help a beaver find his way to a tree through a maze, or just spin our beaver trivia wheel for some quick facts on the go!

    • November 03, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us from 10:00-12:00 for free activities and crafts in our environmental education classroom. Come explore the animals and plants that call our Refuge home. All ages welcome, hosted indoors in our Visitor Center. Themes will rotate on a monthly basis.

    No registration required for this drop in program, stay as long or short as you like within the two hour time frame.

    • November 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140


    • November 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 9
    Register

    Come join us with hands on learning and a night walk to get to know more about this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. 

    During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided. Recommended for older children and active adults. This hike requires ability to walk for 2 miles. 


    • November 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    Flock on over to our Wild Waterfowl program! Interact with waterfowl specimens such as real feathers found on the refuge as well as replica skulls and eggs. Try on a pair of life-size geese wings and take flight while playing our Simon (the goose) says game that mimics the body language of geese. This program includes waterfowl spinner trivia and a migration game which highlights the ecosystem services provided by waterfowl as well as the challenges they face during their migration.

    • November 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 28
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is migration!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • November 19, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 24
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is migration!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • December 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us from 10:00-12:00 for free activities and crafts in our environmental education classroom. Come explore the animals and plants that call our Refuge home. All ages welcome, hosted indoors in our Visitor Center. Themes will rotate on a monthly basis.

    No registration required for this drop in program, stay as long or short as you like within the two hour time frame.

    • December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 14
    Register

    Join us for the "how to's" of waterfowl watching. Build your skills with bird watching tools and tips, practice identifying waterfowl and then venture out on the Refuge to see them in the wild! Please bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them.  Loaners will be available.  This event is open to all skill levels.  

    For more information e-mail tualatinriver@fws.gov

     

    • December 11, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Sherwood Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Sherwood Public Library (22560 SW Pine St, Sherwood, OR 97140).

    Swoop in to learn all about the creatures that take over once the Sun goes down! Interact with night time specimens such as pelts, skulls, and skeletons. Participate in trivia about the nocturnal species found on our refuge, dissect an owl pellet and identify the bones you find, or make an owl mask to take home with you!

    • December 13, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Join waitlist

    Come join us with hands on learning and a night walk to get to know more about this outstanding hunter. Owls remind us that nature is still very active after the sun goes down. 

    During this night hike you'll learn about the different owls who call the Refuge home and their mysterious nocturnal lives. You'll explore their habitat and learn about their amazing adaptations for life at night.

    Flashlights provided. Recommended for older children and active adults. This hike requires ability to walk for 2 miles. 


    • January 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 29
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is beavers!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • January 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 28
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is beavers!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • February 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 30
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is ducks!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • February 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 28
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is ducks!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • March 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 30
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is eagles!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • March 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 28
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is eagles!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • April 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 30
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is the Canada Goose!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • April 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 28
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is the Canada Goose!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • May 13, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 30
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is frogs!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.


    • May 19, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 28
    Register

    Do you have a little one who enjoys being outdoors? Are you wondering what they can do during the rainy season? Bring your littlest naturalist to the Refuge to stomp in puddles and learn to appreciate the wet weather that makes Oregon so green!

    This preschool environmental education program invites children and their families to spend the morning learning about the natural wonders of the Refuge. Volunteer Naturalists will lead nature crafts, share stories, and guide hikes on Refuge trails. The Refuge supplies 'froggy' raingear for the kids, but adults should bring their own.

    The Puddle Stompers program is offered the second Wednesday and following Tuesday of each month, and each month has a new theme. This month's theme is frogs!

    This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required.

    Questions? Please contact tualatinriver@fws.gov or call (503)625-5944.




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    Sherwood OR 97140

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