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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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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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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All Aboard!
Jun
2
1:30 PM13:30

All Aboard!

  • Walla Walla Community College Main Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED FROM HOW IT WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. We’ve made some changes to our event All Aboard on Saturday, June 2nd that we think you’re going to enjoy. Can you resist chocolate and wine on a fine spring evening? Our revised trip will be on the Wine and Chocolate Train the evening of Saturday, June 2nd.

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Living History
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Living History

  • The Grant County Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grant County history comes alive with a museum tour featuring live actors and presentations on a variety of Grant County’s background and some of its most famous figures. Tour the museum and the nearby Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, Canyon City’s 142-year-old church that has survived the area’s three biggest fires.

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Botany in the Blues
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Botany in the Blues

  • Walla Walla Community College Main Parking Lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this field workshop, we will facilitate a more “close-up” look at the amazing native plant diversity of the Blue Mountains. Participants will become familiar with the tools and resources needed to identify the flowers and other plants they will encounter while on their own future mountain ramblings.

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Farm-to-Needle
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Farm-to-Needle

Spend a spring morning exploring the finer details involved in small scale, sustainable, natural fiber production. Join Elaine Vandiver of Old Homestead Alpacas, a US Army combat veteran turned first generation farmer, as she shares how she manages and raises 35 alpacas to produce a line of farm-raised knitwear and specialty yarns.  

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Nature Kids: Earth Day
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Nature Kids: Earth Day

  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help us celebrate our beautiful planet at the Whitman Mission. Learn to orient yourself in nature, practice Leave No Trace principles, and explore the history of the site. Plus, enjoy singing along to songs about the natural world with local musician, Jimmye Turner, and his guitar.

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Spots on the Land
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Spots on the Land

  • 3010 Canberra Drive Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome to foaling season at Blue Creek Appaloosas. Charles Potts, a breeder of Foundation Appaloosa Horses, will show you multiple examples of different colored horses and explain the genetics behind their fascinating spots.

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