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Traveling Programs

Traveling Programs can be presented in your classroom, home or anywhere your youth group meets. All of our programs are nature-based and highly hands-on, allowing every student to become active in the learning process.

Kids with wing - A.BermanTraveling Programs can be presented in your classroom, home or anywhere your youth group meets. All of our programs are nature-based, student-centered, and highly hands-on, allowing every student to become active in the learning process. 

Portland Audubon's Traveling Programs are the perfect compliment to your environmental curriculum, and are wonderful for all school and youth groups including scouts, neighborhood clubs, church groups, etc.  

Traveling Programs can also be delivered at the Audubon Society of Portland to enhance your group's field trip experience! Find out more about our on-site Sanctuary Tour.


Registration Details and Fees

To register or get more information, contact Tara Lemezis at tlemezis@audubonportland.org.

Program length: One hour per program
Fee: $125 per program (two program minimum)
Group size: 30 maximum
Ages: Kindergarten-adult
Travel charge: Additional fees apply if travel is greater than 30 miles.

Sliding scale discounts are available for all Title 1 schools. Please contact us for more info. 

Program Descriptions

Each Program Includes Key Language from K-5 Science Standards

  • Adaptation

  • Characteristics / Traits

  • Diversity

  • Senses

  • Environment

Birds of Prey
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk by Scott Carpenter

Birds of prey have unique adaptations that make them awesome predators. Students will handle skulls, talons, and wings to discover how different characteristics help raptors survive in their environment. After learning about the raptor species that live in the Pacific Northwest, students will meet a live bird of prey* and learn why they live at Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Care Center.

Note: *Until further notice, our Education Birds are unavailable for this program, as they are undergoing new enrichment and behavioral training. 

Beautiful Birds 

Black-chinned Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird by Scott Carpenter

An all-time favorite! Participants will discover the fascinating world of birds as they study avian bones, wings, feet, feathers, nests, eggs and more! Students will learn about the diversity of birds of the Pacific Northwest, their unique adaptations and characteristics, and how to identify many of the species they see around their home and school. This program is a true classic!

Owls of the Northwest
Western Screech-Owl
Western Screech-Owl by Rhett Wilkins

This program gives participants the chance to learn how to identify different species of owls found in the Pacific Northwest. Owl specimens and fantastic photos help to bring these elusive, often nocturnal avian predators right into your classroom. Working with our lab kits, students will handle owl skulls, talons, wings, pellets and eggs as they investigate the unique abilities, senses and adaptations of these mysterious and enchanting birds.

Habitats of the Pacific Northwest
Ridgefield NWR
Ridgefield NWR by Adam Stunkel

Students will travel the vast Pacific Northwest without ever leaving their school! They will get acquainted with our region's diverse range of habitats, and learn how to identify alpine ecosystems, meadows, grasslands, wetlands, and deserts. Participants will also learn the amazing skill of being able to place a given species in its proper habitat based on its unique and shared characteristics. Lots of hands-on specimens, ranging from bear and raccoon skulls to cougar and skunk study skins will help students learn about the numerous mammals that live here! This program is a great overview for students doing field work or studying the ecology of the Pacific Northwest.

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