INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION SESSION
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION SESSION

Tuesday, August 27 • 7:00-8:00 pm

Eco Hub • 1313 Mill St SE • Salem, OR

Interested in learning about job opportunities and internships with Straub Outdoors this fall?

This session will include information about field instructor positions, employment dates, compensation, on-the-job training, and career development services. 2019-20 internship positions and volunteer opportunities will also be covered.

This session is free. To register, email ExecutiveDirector@StraubOutdoors.org.

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Artists Reception: Mandala Series with David Cohen
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Artists Reception: Mandala Series with David Cohen

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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Mandalas are complex spiritual symbols rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism. This Portland-based artist will give an informal talk at 6:00 pm about his botanically-inspired mandalas, which he sensitively renders with pen and ink washes. $5 suggested donation at the door.

NOTE: This reception and artist talk has been rescheduled from April 20 to May 11. David’s Mandala Series will be on display at the Eco Hub through July 7th.

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Wildflower Hike: Catherine Creek and Dalles Mountain with John Savage
Apr
14
7:30 AM07:30

Wildflower Hike: Catherine Creek and Dalles Mountain with John Savage

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View the rare obscure buttercup, bitter root, dagger pod, and desert parsleys in the Columbia Gorge. 3-4 miles with some elevation gain. Bring water, lunch, snacks, hiking shoes, and rain gear. Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem at 7:30 am. Transportation will be provided. Cost: $10. Space is limited. To register email John@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5414.

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Nature Talk
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Talk

  • Dye House @ The Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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Wildcrafting and Western Herbalism with Jody Beckwith

Western herbalism is a form of healing arts that draws from herbal traditions of Europe and the Americas in the treatment and prevention of illness. Learn how herbalists gather plants from nature to create salves, tinctures and other medicinal remedies. $5 suggested donation.

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Art Exhibit: Mandala Series, Recent Works on Paper by David Cohen
Apr
9
to Jul 7

Art Exhibit: Mandala Series, Recent Works on Paper by David Cohen

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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. Mandalas, which evolved from the teachings of ancient Hinduism and Buddhism, are complex representations of spiritual or ritualistic symbols, often representing the totality of the universe. In contemporary times they have become generic terms for any diagram, formation or geometric pattern that can represent the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically which are designed in a geometric, repetitive pattern. 

This Portland-based artist creates botanically-inspired mandalas, which he sensitively renders with pen and ink washes. Come view David’s art during his three month-long exhibit in the Eco Hub!

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Nature Talk
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Talk

  • Dye House @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Uncommon Beauty: Rare Plants of Oregon

Some of Oregon’s most beautiful native plants are also among the rarest.  John Savage of the Willamette Valley chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will give a slide presentation showing some of Oregon’s rare beauties, where to look for them, and what we can do to preserve and enhance their populations.
 
Open to the public; pre-registration not required. For more information, contact John Savage at 503-779-5414 or at John@StraubCenter.org.

Sponsored by the Willamette Valley chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon

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Oregon Folk Life Workshop: Siletz Dentalium Shell Necklaces
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Oregon Folk Life Workshop: Siletz Dentalium Shell Necklaces

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dentalium (tooth) seashells were historically used by Inuit, First Nations and Native Americans in western Canada and the United States as a trade item and adornment. They were harvested from deep waters off the Pacific Northwest coast.

Learn how to make your own dentalium shell necklace similar to those worn by Northwest tribal members. Siletz tribal member James Anello will show how to prepare, match, string and finish a necklace with shells, sinew, deer leather, glass trade-style beads and a selection of pendants. 

Only 2 spots left! Register by emailing Info@StraubCenter.org or calling 503-779-5227.
Ages: 14 - adult
Cost: $20/person + materials ($20-$50, depending upon length and selected embellishments)
Register in advance by emailing Info@StraubCenter.org or calling 503-779-5227.

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Nature Talk
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Nature Talk

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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From Extinction to Recovery: Re-introducing the Golden Paintbrush to Oregon

Sponsored by the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon

Reintroduction of populations may be necessary when species have become so rare that protecting wild populations is not enough. Golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta) became locally extinct in Oregon sometime after the late 1930’s, but small populations persisted in Washington and British Columbia. Recovery of this species has led to intensive reintroduction efforts in the Willamette Valley.

This talk by Tom Kaye of the Institute for Applied Ecology will review the history of the species, research on its ecology, and restoration efforts. Tom Kaye, PhD, is founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), a nonprofit organization with a mission to conserve native habitats and species through research, restoration, and education. He is also a courtesy Associate Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. Tom conducts research on rare species, habitat restoration, plant invasions, and plant population responses to climate change, and engages prison inmates in conservation through the Sustainable Prisons Project in Oregon.

For more information, contact John Savage at 503-779-5414 or at John@StraubCenter.org.

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Summer Camp registration is now open!
Feb
1
to Jun 1

Summer Camp registration is now open!

Our week-long “Nature Rangers” summer day camps offer opportunities to experience fun, science based activities in a supportive outdoor environment.

Nature Rangers camps are lead by experienced environmental educators and activities highlight Oregon’s wildlife, insects, birds and other animals through guided outings in local parks and wildlife refuges.

To download our Summer Camp Guide with application instructions, visit strauboutdoors.org/summer-camps. For more information, email Info@StraubCenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

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Magic at the Mill: Family Friendly Crafts at the Eco Hub
Dec
19
to Dec 23

Magic at the Mill: Family Friendly Crafts at the Eco Hub

  • The Mill at Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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Come celebrate the winter holidays at the Willamette Heritage Center! Watch history come to life with children’s activities, heritage tours, and blacksmith and textile arts demonstrations.

Stop by the Eco Hub in the Wool Warehouse during the festivities for refreshments and earth-friendly craft-making activities with volunteers from Straub Outdoors, Camp Fire - Wilani Council, the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society, and the Kanawe Institute for Humanities and the Environment. Free with paid admission to Magic at the Mill. Learn More.

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Youth Nature Art Exhibit: Willamette Valley Wildlife
Dec
13
to Mar 30

Youth Nature Art Exhibit: Willamette Valley Wildlife

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Art by Willamette Valley K-12 students highlighting native wildlife and habitats will be on view in our Eco Hub gallery at the Willamette Heritage Center, Tuesday-Thursday from 12:00-5:00 pm. There will also be a reception for the artists on Wednesday, March 13, from 4:00-6:00 pm. This reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. Learn more.

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CLOSING RECEPTION: BIRDS OF OREGON
Nov
29
5:00 PM17:00

CLOSING RECEPTION: BIRDS OF OREGON

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Join us for the closing reception of the Nature Art Exhibit: Birds of Oregon for a chance to come enjoy the artwork and to meet artist Jon Janosik before the show ends. This exhibit and reception are a partnership between Straub Outdoors, the David Douglas Society, and the Salem Audubon Society.

This exhibit is open by appointment through Thursday, November 29. Contact Catherine Alexander at 503-302-4645 or at ExecutiveDirector@StraubCenter.org to arrange a separate time to view the exhibition.

(“Jon Janosik” image courtesy of Jonathan Pope)

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NATURE TALK: PLANT STORIES CONNECTING OREGON AND IRELAND
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

NATURE TALK: PLANT STORIES CONNECTING OREGON AND IRELAND

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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Join us for our first Nature Talk of the season with noted botanical artist, Aislinn Adams! As an Irish "transplant" to Oregon, Aislinn enjoys making discoveries that reveal intriguing historical, botanical, and socio-political links between her former and current home. Through her work with Oregon's native plants, Aislinn has been able to uncover many of these connections. Join us as Aislinn follows the journey of a variety of plants, across several hundred years, to show how they found their way from the Pacific Northwest into the gardens and forests of Great Britain and Ireland, while using contemporary and historical botanical art to illustrate their evolving stories. Reception to follow. 

Cost: $5 suggested donation/person at the door. No registration or RSVP required. 

Aislinn Adams is an Irish illustrator, designer, and horticulturist who has lived in Salem, Oregon since 2000. Nowadays, her work is mainly focused on botanical art. Aislinn is currently working on a large commission illustrating 30 native species for the Friends of Silver Falls State Park. These illustrations can be seen on display at the South Falls Lodge. Aislinn also works as a part-time teacher in the 4th-6th grade Environmental Education Program at the Oregon Garden. To find out more about her work visit her WebsiteFacebook, or follow her on Instagram.

For more information, contact John Savage at 503-779-5414 or at John@StraubCenter.org.

("Ribes sanguineum, flower and fruit" illustration by Aislinn Adams)   

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PASSPORT TO NATURE FAMILY OUTING: SPRING VALLEY STATE PARK
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

PASSPORT TO NATURE FAMILY OUTING: SPRING VALLEY STATE PARK

Explore nature close to home with a Straub Outdoors educator! This 90-minute guided outing will take participants through Spring Valley State Park, a few miles northwest of Keizer. Practice orienteering and learn about the plants, trees, and animals that live along Spring Valley Creek and the Willamette River. Join us for our final “Passport to Nature” family outing of the season!

Location: Meet at the Spring Valley State Park parking lot and look for our Straub Outdoors educator holding the Passport to Nature sign. Please arrive a few minutes early.

Cost: $5 for 1 child | $10 for 2 children | $15 for 3 or more children ages 3-11. Cash or check accepted. Includes a nature journal for each child.

To register, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

(“Passport to Nature outings for the whole family!” photo courtesy of Straub Outdoors)

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OUT-AND-ABOUT NATURE HIKE: MUSHROOMS AT PAMELIA LAKE
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

OUT-AND-ABOUT NATURE HIKE: MUSHROOMS AT PAMELIA LAKE

*We are at capacity for this Out-And-About Nature Hike. Waiting list room only.

Educators of Straub Outdoors, the Willamette Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon, and the Willamette Valley Mushroom Society will be leading an all-day hike to discover the fall mushrooms along the Pamelia Lake Trail, in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area. This 4.5-mile out and back trail (with 800 feet of elevation gain) meanders along Pamelia Creek towards the picturesque Pamelia Lake, featuring old growth trees, a variety of woody tree conks (such as the white speck conk, the red belt conk, and quinine conk), and stunning views of Mt. Jefferson! Bring a sack lunch, water, and appropriate foot gear and clothing.

Location: Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center at 9:00 am. Transportation will be provided to and from the trailhead.

Cost: $10/participant. Spaces is limited to 10 participants ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required. Cash or check accepted.

For more information and to register, email john@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5414.

(“Red Belt Conk” photo courtesy of Flickr user Lindsey Holm)

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NEARBY NATURE WALKS: FORAGING FAIR
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

NEARBY NATURE WALKS: FORAGING FAIR

Come visit us at the Sustainable Living Center’s Foraging Fair! We will be leading a series of 30-minute “Nearby Nature” walks for families attending the fair. Learn about what makes up the rich, riparian habitat along Pringle Creek! Stop by our booth inside Painters Hall to complete a fun nature art activity, find out about our upcoming programs and to join us for a “Nearby Nature” walk!

Cost: FREE to attend the Foraging Fair and our “Nearby Nature” walks.

To learn more, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

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NEARBY NATURE WALKS: OPEN STREETS SALEM
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

NEARBY NATURE WALKS: OPEN STREETS SALEM

Come visit us at Open Streets Salem! We will be leading two, 30-minute “Nearby Nature” walks at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for families attending the event. Learn about nature in your very own neighborhood! Stop by our booth at the Grant Community School Activity Hub to find out about our upcoming programs, create your own nature bookmark, and to join us for a “Nearby Nature” walk!

Cost: FREE to attend Open Streets Salem and our “Nearby Nature” walks.

To learn more, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.  

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PASSPORT TO NATURE FAMILY OUTING: JORYVILLE PARK
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

PASSPORT TO NATURE FAMILY OUTING: JORYVILLE PARK

Explore nature close to home with a Straub Environmental Center educator! This 90-minute guided outing will take participants through Joryville Park, a hidden gem in South Salem. Passport to Nature outings take place the 4th Saturday of each month through October. 

Location: Meet at the Joryville Park parking lot and look for our Straub Environmental Center educator holding the Passport to Nature sign. Please arrive a few minutes early

Cost: $5 for 1 child | $10 for 2 children | $15 for 3 or more children ages 3-11. Cash or check accepted. Includes a nature journal for each child.

To register, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

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NEARBY NATURE WALKS: SALEM RIVER TO RIDGE
Sep
16
11:00 AM11:00

NEARBY NATURE WALKS: SALEM RIVER TO RIDGE

*Cancelled. Due to expected wind and rain showers throughout the day, we will not be providing “Nearby Nature” walks at this event. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Come visit us at the Salem River to Ridge After Party! We will be leading a series of 30-minute “Nearby Nature” walks at Noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for families attending the event. Learn about the historic Silver Falls State Park and complete a nature scavenger hunt! Stop by our booth near Picnic Shelter B, in the South Falls Day Use Area, to find out about our upcoming programs, create your own nature bookmark, and to join us for a “Nearby Nature" walk!

Cost: FREE to attend our “Nearby Nature” walks. Learn more about participating in the Salem River to Ridge race here.

To learn more, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

 

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CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS: WILLAMETTE VALLEY WILDLIFE EXHIBIT
Sep
15
to Nov 3

CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS: WILLAMETTE VALLEY WILDLIFE EXHIBIT

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Deadline for art submissions: Saturday, November 3

All K-12 students in public, private, charter or homeschool are invited to submit one work of nature-themed art for a youth exhibition in our Eco Hub gallery at the Willamette Heritage Center.

Guidelines:

  • Artwork should depict a native animal (a mammal, bird, fish, insect, or other wild critter) that lives in the Willamette Valley.

  • Artwork can also portray a landscape in the Willamette Valley that shows where native animals live.

  • All art should be on paper, measure 8.5 x 11 inches, and be suitable to mount on a wall (sorry, no 3-D work or art on canvas).

  • Art will be mounted on foamcore for the exhibition and will be returned to each student after the exhibition end date.

  • This exhibit is open to the first 50 students who submit work; there is no fee to enter.

  • Submissions can be dropped off Friday, November 2, from 3:00-6:00 pm and on Saturday, November 3, from 12:00-5:00 pm or by appointment.

For more information, or to make a drop-off appointment, call Catherine Alexander at 503-302-4645 or email ExecutiveDirector@StraubCenter.org.

(“Dragonfly” by Vondra (age 6), Homeschool)

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OUT-AND-ABOUT NATURE HIKE: HUCKLEBERRIES AT HAWK MOUNTAIN
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

OUT-AND-ABOUT NATURE HIKE: HUCKLEBERRIES AT HAWK MOUNTAIN

  • Willamette Heritage Center (Meeting Place) (map)
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Straub Environmental Center educators and members of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead an all-day hike to munch on ripe huckleberries and view the late summer flowers of Hawk Mountain, near Detroit. This 4-mile roundtrip hike (with 900 feet of elevation gain) features old growth Mountain Hemlock, stunning views of Mt. Jefferson, and one of the last standing fire lookout cabins in Oregon. Bring a sack lunch, water, and appropriate foot gear and clothing.

Location: Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE Salem, OR 97301) at 9:00 am. Transportation will be provided to and from the trailhead.

Cost: $5 for Native Plant Society of Oregon members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited to 10 participants ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required. Cash or check accepted.

For more information and to register, email john@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5414.

 (“Mountain Huckleberry” photo courtesy of Flickr user Katja Schulz)

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NEARBY NATURE WALKS: HOMESCHOOL DAY
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

NEARBY NATURE WALKS: HOMESCHOOL DAY

Come visit us at the Oregon Garden’s Homeschool Day! We will be leading three, 30-minute “Nearby Nature” walks at 11:00 am, Noon and 1:00 pm for families attending the event. Learn about cultivated and wild spaces and visit the 400-year-old Signature Oak tree! Stop by our booth to find out about our upcoming programs, create your own nature bookmark, and to join us for a fun “Nearby Nature” walk!

Cost: Check the Oregon Garden Website for event admission prices. “Nearby Nature” walks are offered at no additional cost.

To learn more, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

 

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: WILLAMETTE MISSION STATE PARK
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

PASSPORT TO NATURE: WILLAMETTE MISSION STATE PARK

Explore nature close to home with a Straub Environmental Center educator! This 90-minute guided outing will take participants through Willamette Mission State Park, just north of Keizer. Join us to look for the critters of Mission Lake and to learn about Grandpa Cottonwood! Passport to Nature outings take place the 4th Saturday of each month through October.  

Location: Meet at the Mission Lake A parking lot and look for our Straub Environmental Center educator holding the Passport to Nature sign. Please arrive a few minutes early. Park map

Cost: $5 for 1 child | $10 for 2 children | $15 for 3 or more children ages 3-12. Cash or check accepted. Includes a nature journal for each child.

To register, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

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NEARBY NATURE WALKS: ENGLEWOOD FOREST FESTIVAL
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

NEARBY NATURE WALKS: ENGLEWOOD FOREST FESTIVAL

Come visit us at the Englewood Forest Festival! We will be leading a series of 30-minute Nearby Nature walks at Noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for families attending the festival. Learn about the park’s Douglas-firs, Oregon white oaks, and visit the Englewood Garden. Stop by our booth to complete a fun nature art activity, find out about our upcoming programs and to join us for a Nearby Nature walk! Hablamos español. 

Cost: FREE to attend the Englewood Forest Festival and our Nearby Nature walks.

To learn more, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227.

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WILDFLOWER WALK: ANVIL LAKE & BLACK WOLF MEADOWS
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

WILDFLOWER WALK: ANVIL LAKE & BLACK WOLF MEADOWS

  • Willamette Heritage Center (Meeting Place) (map)
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Straub Environmental Center educators and members of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead an all-day hike to view the wildflowers of Anvil Lake, in the Mount Hood National Forest. This 2.6-mile roundtrip hike (with light elevation gain) passes through old-growth forest, the beautiful Black Wolf Meadows, and ends at a secluded lake. Discover moisture-loving wildflowers such as bog laurel and explorer’s gentian and taste wild huckleberries! Bring a sack lunch, water, and appropriate foot gear and clothing.

Location: Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE) at 9:00 am. The group will depart in a passenger van at 9:15.

Cost: $5 for Native Plant Society of Oregon members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited to ten participants ages 12-adult. Pre-registration is required. Cash or check accepted.

To register and for more information, email John Savage at john@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5414.

 

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NATURE ART EXHIBIT: BIRDS OF OREGON (BY APPOINTMENT)
Aug
9
to Nov 29

NATURE ART EXHIBIT: BIRDS OF OREGON (BY APPOINTMENT)

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
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View the birds of Oregon through the eyes of Willamette Valley resident, avid birder, and talented painter, Jon Janosik. Inspired directly by nature, Janosik masterfully blends his portraits of birds and their natural landscapes. Janosik’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including Japan’s Moji Art Gallery, Kobe Museum and Kirritappu Wetland Center, the British Museum in London, the Smithsonian, and the Carnegie Museum. Janosik treasures the accessibility to “wildness” in Oregon, noting that there is enough subject matter in Oregon to keep him painting for many lifetimes.

This exhibit is open by appointment through Thursday, November 29.

Contact Catherine Alexander at 503-302-4645 or at ExecutiveDirector@StraubCenter.org to arrange a time to view the exhibition.

(“Wilson’s Warbler (2007)” painting by Jon Janosik)

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NEARBY NATURE WALKS: RIVERFRONT FAMILY FEST
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

NEARBY NATURE WALKS: RIVERFRONT FAMILY FEST

Come visit us at Family Building Blocks' Riverfront Family Fest! We will be leading two, 30-minute Nearby Nature walks at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for families attending the festival. Learn about the vast Willamette River and the plants and birds that live near the water. Stop by our booth on the west side of the park to find out about our upcoming programs, enter to win a nature SWAG bag and to join us for a fun Nearby Nature walk! 

Cost: FREE to attend the Riverfront Family Fest and our Nearby Nature Walks. 

To learn more, email info@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227. 

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PASSPORT TO NATURE: MINTO BROWN
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

PASSPORT TO NATURE: MINTO BROWN

*FYI: The meeting place has changed to Parking Lot #3.

Explore nature close to home with a Straub Environmental Center educator! This 90-minute guided outing will highlight the wetland creatures that call this park home. Search for animal tracks as we explore the Willamette Slough. This outing will take place weather permitting; please bring shoes and clothing suitable for wet and muddy conditions, water, and a snack. Passport to Nature outings take place on the 4th Saturdays of each month through October. 

Location: Meet at Parking Lot #3 off of Minto Island Rd. and look for our Straub Environmental Center educator holding the Passport to Nature sign. Please arrive a few minutes early. 

Cost: $5 for 1 child | $10 for 2 children | $15 for 3 or more children ages 4-17. Cash or check accepted. Includes a nature journal for each child. Adults and children 3 and under are free. 

To register, call 503-779-5227 or email education@straubcenter.org. 

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WILD TRACKERS CAMP: FOR KIDS ENTERING GRADES 4-7
Jul
16
to Jul 20

WILD TRACKERS CAMP: FOR KIDS ENTERING GRADES 4-7

  • Eco Hub @ Willamette Heritage Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore nature this summer! Wild Trackers, our week-long summer day camp for students entering grades 4-7, provides hands-on experiences to learn about our Willamette Valley environment and natural resources. 

With a teacher-student ratio of 1:5 and a small-group environment, our campers enjoy in-depth learning experiences through daily field trips to local parks and natural areas in the Willamette Valley including Drift Creek Falls, Savanna Haven, and Wildwood Recreation Site.  At these sites they will carry-out scientific investigations and learn how to be good stewards of the natural world. This camp includes an overnight camp-out on Thursday night. 

Location: The drop-off/pick-up location for each day is at the Eco Hub. 

Tuition: $275/child. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. 

Applications: Open until filled. Click here to download an application or apply in-person at the Eco Hub, Tuesday-Thursday, from 12-5 pm. 

For additional information, email education@straubcenter.org or call 503-779-5227

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WILDFLOWER WALK: BUGABOO RIDGE
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

WILDFLOWER WALK: BUGABOO RIDGE

  • Willamette Heritage Center (Meeting Place) (map)
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Straub Environmental Center educators and members of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead an all-day hike to view the wildflowers of Bugaboo Ridge, one of the premier wildflower hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades. 

This four-mile roundtrip hike (with moderate elevation gain) passes through forest and dry, moist, and wet meadows featuring great views of Mt. Jefferson. Bring a sack lunch, water and appropriate foot gear and clothing. 

Location: Meet in the parking lot at the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill St. SE Salem, OR 97301) at 9:00 am. Transportation will be provided to and from the trailhead. 

Cost: $10 for Native Plant Society of Oregon and David Douglas Society members, $15 for non-members. Cash or check accepted. Space is limited to ten participants, ages 12-adult, and pre-registration is required. 

To register and for more information, call John Savage at 503-779-5414 or email john@straubcenter.org

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