Category: volunteering

It's Our Nature: Learn its stories through nature immersion

NatureWant to find mushrooms, follow cougar tracks and watch wild salmon spawn? Join a team of experienced naturalists to explore some of the region’s most spectacular places during the third year of Metro’s It’s Our Nature field trip series.

Our Big Backyard magazine gives you the inside scoop, inspires you to get outside

Check out Metro's new magazine, Our Big BackyardThis week Metro debuts Our Big Backyard, a quarterly magazine that will bring you up to speed on parks, trails and natural areas – and introduce you to important choices facing the region. In each edition, you’ll find feature stories, field guides, Q&As, event previews, a photography contest and more.

Apply for Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants by Jan. 14

Want to teach people about nature, create community partnerships or foster leaders to connect people with water quality, fish and wildlife habitat in the Portland metropolitan area? Do you need funding to make your idea a reality? You have one week left to apply for Metro’s Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grants.

Zoo seeks turtle, amphibian fans for cold-blooded conservation

A western painted turtle — a state sensitive species — basks in the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond habitat.Portland-area residents with a soft spot for turtles and amphibians can assist conservation efforts this winter by wading local wetlands.

Application period extended for 2014 Nature University

Discovering natureNature University students are introduced to time-honored techniques of nature observation and principles of discovery learning. Students learn about common wildlife and plants, the ecology of wetlands and ancient forests, and effective teaching techniques.

Donations of time and expertise produce big results for underserved theater students

See how P5 helped Roosevelt High School's auditoriumEarlier this year, stage lighting technicians from Portland’5 Centers for the Arts brightened – literally – the theater at Roosevelt High School in Portland. The North Portland school – one of the city’s most racially diverse, where three-quarters of students receive free or reduced lunch – has an emerging theater program with immensely talented students. But its stage has long-needed several crucial technical repairs. Only eight lights in the front of the house, for example, were working.

Come count with us: Volunteers needed for regional trail counts

countCalling all trail lovers – volunteer for a shift the week of Sept. 10 and help count how many people are using our trails throughout the region.

Central Catholic teachers do spring cleaning at Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery

cc teachers!Teachers from Central Catholic High School in Southeast Portland started their spring break by doing a little spring cleaning at neighboring Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery.

Wanted: Oregonians who are passionate about public involvement

Metro is seeking volunteers to serve on the regional government's new Public Engagement Review Committee. The committee will meet twice a year and serve as a key component of Metro’s ongoing efforts to develop and implement successful public engagement processes.

Metro Events, June7-14: Catch spring before it's sprung

Can you believe it's almost summer? Now's your chance to catch spring before it's sprung.