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Saturday Morning Nature and Art Program

What: The Friends of Mt Tabor Park Nature Center (the visitor center) is offering a series of outdoor activities emphasizing the natural beauty of Mt Tabor Park and the joy of having a large urban forest in our everyday lives. Activities will include guided walks, nature presentations, art workshops, and hands-on projects.


Where: All activities take place at Mt. Tabor Park. Meet at the Visitor Center in the main parking lot.


When: Saturdays starting at 10:00 am. Activities last for 1-2 hours.


Program Details: A volunteer activity leader will head each activity and the activity will last approximately 1-2 hours.  Supplies for various activities will be provided except for the bird walks (see below), where we ask you to bring binoculars if you have a pair (not required). Weather conditions can be unpredictable, so come prepared with appropriate clothing, walking shoes, etc.  Activities are designed to accommodate children (generally 8 years old and above), adults, and families.


Registration: Register here. Got questions? Contact Hap Pritchard (, 503-880-4383).


  • July 3 - History of Mt Tabor Reservoirs and Portland's Drinking Water (Hap Pritchard)

  • July 10 - Geology, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes (Bill Burgel)

  • July 17 - Native Plant Walk (Lise Gervais)

  • July 24 - Natural and Cultural History of Trees in Mt Tabor Park (Rick Sany)

  • July 31 - Ivy Basket Making (Lise Gervais) 

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