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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.
    • June 08, 2019
    • September 14, 2019
    • 10 sessions

    Drop in at our trailhead table to see what you can discover on the refuge during your hike. Each trailhead table talk has a different theme, so stop by and see what you can explore! 

    Sat, June 8th: Bald Eagles

    Sat, June 22nd: Busy Beavers

    Sat, June 29th: Birdwatching 101

    Sat, July 6th: Plentiful Plants

    Sat, July 13th: Birds of Prey

    Sat, August 17th: Salmon of the Tualatin Basin

    Sat, August 24th: Backyard Birds

    Sat, August 31st: Frogs, Snakes, Salamanders, OH MY!

    Sat, September 7th: Wild Waterfowl

    Sat, September 14th: Creatures of the Dark

    All programs are 12:00-2:00 at the trail head to the year-round trail.


    • July 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join us from 12:00-2:00 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 weekly basis.

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

    • August 04, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join us from 12:00-2:00 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 weekly basis.

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

    • August 11, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join us from 12:00-2:00 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 weekly basis.

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

    • August 14, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 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 dragonflies!

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

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


    • August 17, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 13
    Register

    Join a naturalist on a morning wildlife walk and discover the wildlife of the refuge. Bring a pair of binoculars, bird book, or field guide on this family-friendly walk, and explore the habitats of the refuge.

    Registration is required for this free event. Meet at the flag pole at 8:20 AM.


    • August 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join us from 12:00-2:00 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 weekly basis.

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

    • August 20, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 8
    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 dragonflies!

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

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


    • August 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 13
    Register

    Join a naturalist on a morning wildlife walk and discover the wildlife of the refuge. Bring a pair of binoculars, bird book, or field guide on this family-friendly walk, and explore the habitats of the refuge.

    Registration is required for this free event. Meet at the flag pole at 8:20 AM.


    • August 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join us from 12:00-2:00 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 weekly basis.

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

    • August 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 4
    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. 

    • August 31, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 13
    Register

    Join a naturalist on a morning wildlife walk and discover the wildlife of the refuge. Bring a pair of binoculars, bird book, or field guide on this family-friendly walk, and explore the habitats of the refuge.

    Registration is required for this free event. Meet at the flag pole at 8:20 AM.


    • September 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Photo Society Meeting

    September 5th, 7 PM at the Visitor Center

    Do you enjoy taking nature photos?

    Would you like to improve your photographic skills?

    Come to our September 5th gathering when guest speaker Adam Bacher, a Portland-based professional photographer, will present his Conspiracy of Ravens project. (Intriguing title isn’t it?)

    Come see glimpses into the lives of Ravens as you’ve not seen before...

    "Commercial photographer by day, artist by night, I've been a professional photographer for 25 years. My latest project took flight three winters ago when I came across a conspiracy of ravens after a day of cross country skiing in February, 2014."

    - Adam Bacher

    Who we are: The Friends Photo Society organizes monthly meetings focused on nature photography in the Northwest. These meetings typically consist of a presentation by a professional photographer, followed by a sharing of nature photos made by the attendees. In addition to guest speakers, we are planning to organize photo walks on the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge led by experienced photographers. The Friends Photo Society is a great opportunity to improve your photography skills, to network with other photographers and meet like-minded folks!

    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 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 photo walks at the Refuge, creating photo journals of major restoration projects at the Refuge, and others.


    • September 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • 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 turtles!

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

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


    • September 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 9
    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 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 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 turtles!

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

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


    • September 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 12
    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. 

    • October 09, 2019
    • 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 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 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 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 owls!

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

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


    • November 13, 2019
    • 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 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
    • 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 migration!

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

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


    • January 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 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
    • 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 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
    • 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.


    • 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
    • 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.


    • 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
    • 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.


    • 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
    • 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.




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    19255 SW Pacific Hwy
    Sherwood OR 97140

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