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).


June 4
  • The Hungry Owl with Meredith Dinsdale and Kelsey Madison: Learn about owls and what they eat using owl pellet dissection.

  • From Bull Run to Your Glass for Kids with Hap Pritchard: Learn about Portland’s drinking water and how it is purified in nature.

  • Mount Tabor in 2100 with Julio Escarce: Use your imagination to draw what you would like to see Mt Tabor to look like in 2100.

  • A Walk for Sounds in the ParkWe'll walk to various places in the park and listen to the sounds we hear.  Mt. Tabor is unique for the sheer variety of sounds, both natural and unnatural. Comparing and contrasting those sounds can be soothing, reflective, and enjoyable. Come enjoy the sounds of the park.