John Day Rural Innovation Gateway
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

John Day Rural Innovation Gateway

Tour the new John Day Rural Innovation Gateway, a location that integrates community, technology, education and commerce with a focus on rural innovation and rural value creation. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the city’s new commercial greenhouse where you’ll learn about the city’s work on food security and about hydroponic growing systems.

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Nature Kids: Geology Rocks!
Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Kids: Geology Rocks!

Did you know fossils of almost the entire evolution of the horse can be found in the Pacific Northwest?Also, that the site of some of the oldest human remains in North America have been found in the area? Learn to piece together the stories and actions of the past by inspecting cool rocks, sediments, and fossils.

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Aug
4
8:00 AM08:00

Fossil Exploration

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE MOVED TO A LATER DATE. PLEASE VISIT BACK SOON.

Come visit Oregon Paleo Lands Institute (OPLI), to see displays of rocks and fossil from around Wheeler County and dig for your own fossil treasures at the local fossil beds behind the high school.

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Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

BioBlitz

Join us at Walla Walla’s first annual Bioblitz! Discover the biodiversity that thrives right outside Walla Walla’s city limits at Rooks Park. Discover as many species as possible and enjoy guided walks with local naturalists. This event is free and open to the public.

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Botanical Painting
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Painting

In this workshop, Jean Ann Mitchell will share her watercolor talents to teach drawing and painting of native plant botanicals. Jean Ann’s work is very recognizable in gift shops and galleries: detailed line drawings with beautiful colors artistically overlaid.

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Family Hike in the Blues
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Family Hike in the Blues

This hike takes place in the Umatilla National Forest on the Ridge Rim Trail deep in the Blue Mountains. The hike provides spectacular views of the forested canyons of the Umatilla River. Initially, the trail traverses on a level path through meadows overlooking the canyon of Lake Creek.

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