Play in the Rain Day, November 9th

1 11 2013

Join River House staff and several other partners at Mount Pisgah on November 9th!  While we can’t guarantee rain, we can guarantee that there are plenty of activites for kids, parents, and grandparents. Archery, tree climbing, nature art, and cider pressing are just some of the many offerings this year.  Dress for the weather and be prepared for a busy event–last year, over 2000 folks attended!  Play in the Rain Day is a free annual event from 10am-3pm.  More information below, thanks to www.youthinnature.org.

 

PLAY IN THE RAIN DAY!!!

FREE PUBLIC EVENT

NOV. 9th – 10 am to 3pm 2013

Free Parking Courtesy of Lane County Parks

Come to Mount Pisgah Arboretum’s White Oak Pavilion to join the fun at Play in the Rain Day.  Local outdoor recreation and education organizations will come together to provide fun activities for you and your family.

Enjoy

  • Tree Climbing – Campfire Cookery – Nature Exploration/ Hikes
  • Nature Crafts – Backcountry Horse Demos – Hayrides
  • Smokey the Bear and MORE!!!!

GROUP

PLAY IN THE RAIN FEATURED ACTIVITY

Emerald Back Country Horseman
Demos of horse packing with real horses. Hands on! Come meet the horses!
Forest Service
Demos of horse packing with real horses. Hands on! Come meet the horses!
Whole Earth Nature School
Practice archery with foam-tipped arrows! Check out our nature touch-table!
WREN
Join us for a guided nature walk and Scavenger hunt with WREN, BLM, and Forest Service volunteers!
Willamalane
Bones ‘n’ Animal Tracks and Track Crafts! Get to know your furry friends. Check out our cool collection of bones.
Near by Nature
Create art with natural materials! Use small cones, shells, pebbles, lichen, and more to “paint” a temporary picture.
BLM
Check out the fire truck! Join us for a guided nature walk and Scavenger hunt with WREN, BLM, and Forest Service volunteers!
Friends of Buford Park
Come along for a hay ride!
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
Take a guided blind-fold walk and experience nature through your other senses! Try a little fresh apple juice, pressed right before your eyes!
Northwest Youth Corps
Nothing says camping like good ‘ol fashioned campfire cookery! Cook hotdogs or marshmallows over a fire! Visit us inside the pavilion and dress like a corps member!
LCHAY
Come play our Spin the Wheel game and learn about fun and healthy lifestyles!
UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Make coil or pinch pots decorated with natural materials!
Camp Fire Wilani
 

Learn about canoe safety techniques outside, and join us inside to learn to tie knots!

 

The sky is NOT the limit for enjoying the great outdoors! We hope to see you at Play in the Rain Day.

The Youth in Nature Partnership

Purpose Statement:

The Youth in Nature Partnership is a collaboration of non-profit and governmental organizations committed to increasing opportunities for youth to spend time in nature.

Why We Collaborate:

The partners are concerned about the decline in children spending time in nature. Each organization brings unique resources and perspectives to the partnership and creates opportunities to reconnect children with nature. From nature education to service learning to just having fun, we all value how nature can inspire and teach children.

Current Members:

Bureau of Land Management Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah
Northwest Youth Corps Mt. Pisgah Arboretum
United States Forest Service Willamette Resources and Educational Network
Nearby Nature City of Eugene Recreation Services
Willamalane Whole Earth Nature School

Contact Us:

Learn more about how to get involved with the partnership or to take part in any of our events please e-mail or call:

Jennifer Steimer –
jen@nwyouthcorps.org
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541 349 7501

Sara Lausmann –
office@bufordpark.org
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541 344 8350

 

 

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