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    • 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.
    • 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 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    December 5th our guest speaker and presenter will be Andrew Studer. Andrew is a professional commercial photographer and time lapse cinematographer based in Portland. With a huge passion for the outdoors, Andrew is constantly seeking out adventure and unique and engaging ways to capture what he sees. His work has been features in National Geographic, CBS news, BBC and many others. Andrew will present a selection of his nature photos and as a bonus also regal us with his incredible “Faces of Bhutan”.

    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.


    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 50
    Register

    Join us for a planting event for Nelson’s checkermallow, an Oregon listed threatened species. Considerable effort has been put into conserving this wildflower, and now is the chance to be a part of the restoration effort. All tools and light refreshments will be provided. Only 50 spots are available, so please register. Hope to see you all there!


    • December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
    • 13
    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 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Nature's Overlook Store


    • December 07, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Nature's Overlook Store


    • 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
    Registration is closed
    *****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. 


    • 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
    • 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 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 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140


    • February 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    February 6th   our guest speaker and presenter is   Rebecca Benoit.  Rebecca is an award-winning photographer and Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom. She has been teaching photography since 2002 for private groups and clients as well as for Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Sherwood Foundation for the Arts and several other camera clubs and Meetup groups. She is an Assistant Organizer for the Portland Vancouver Photography and Women Learning Photography Together Meetup groups in Portland. Her photography has been shown in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Rebecca has agreed to do a presentation on photo editing using Lightroom.

    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.

    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • 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
    • 26
    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 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Newberg Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Newberg Public Library (503 E Hancock St, Newberg, OR 97132).

    Flock on over to learn about Wild Waterfowl. Interact with waterfowl specimens such as feathers, eggs, and replica skulls. Try on a pair of wings and take flight playing our waterfowl migration game. See what these animals provide for the ecosystem, and the challenges they face during migration.

    • March 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    March 5th our guest speaker and presenter is Susan Dimock.  Susan Dimock is a retired clinical social worker and psychotherapist who quickly channeled her energy into a second career as a fine art nature and travel photographer. Based in Bandon, Oregon, she specializes in wildlife and seascape images of the coast where she and her husband have lived for 16 years. Her travel images of Oregon are seen throughout the world in print and in on-line publications due to her tourism contract work and her affiliation with Circles in the Sand of Bandon. 

    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.


    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • 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.


    • March 24, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Newberg Public Library

    Note: This program is not located on the refuge. The program will be at Newberg Public Library (503 E Hancock St, Newberg, OR 97132).

    How do bees help people to survive? How can a beetle help a plant to reproduce? Much of the planet’s flowering plants rely on pollinators for survival, including the plants that produce 75% of the crops people eat. Learn all about pollinators and how important they are to the planet's ecosystems.

    • April 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    • April 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140

    April 2nd   our guest speaker and presenter is Jennifer Costello. She has been a wedding and portrait photographer for 18 years, capturing 500+ weddings and 200+ portraits. In 2011, Jennifer created Portland Photo Tour as a different way to learn photography than was traditionally being offered. Since then, she has had the pleasure of instructing 2000+ students and still counting!  Jennifer offered to teach a class on the more  technical aspects of photography, camera settings, etc. If you want to take control over your camera instead of relying on automatic settings, you should attend!


    All Photo Society meetings are free and open to both members of the Friends and non-members. Monthly meetings are held at the Visitor Center at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140. on the first Thursday of every month at 7 PM.


    The Friends Photo Society also offers some wonderful volunteering opportunities with the Refuge. Examples of volunteer opportunities include, leading of photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • 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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    19255 SW Pacific Hwy
    Sherwood OR 97140

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