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June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Creatures from the Balch Lagoon *FULL*

Strange creatures lurk in the depths of Balch Creek as a team of young scientists with nets and buckets try to catch and learn from these mysterious critters. With your team by your side, you will take time to learn about the newts, dragonfly nymphs, crawdads and more “mini-monsters” that wiggle, squirm and swim in Bird Alliance of Oregon’s creeks and ponds.

Week-long Camp: June 21-25, 8:30/8:45 a.m. – 3:15/3:30 p.m.
Price: $385 members/$405 non-members
Grades: 1st and 2nd
Drop off Location:
Bird Alliance of Oregon, 5151 NW Cornell Rd. Portland OR, 97210



*This all outdoor program is limited to a maximum of ten children, and will follow all social distancing and safety protocols dictated by the Oregon Health Administration. Please see below.

A young boy looks down at a rough-skinned newt that an educator is holding.
Campers and educators looking at a Rough-skinned newt, photo by Tara Lemezis

Youth Education In-Person Programs
Mandatory Guidelines

Stay home if you, a member in your household, or anyone you have been in contact with has any of these symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

Maintain physical distance of at least (6) six feet between you and people who you do not live with.
Use cloth, paper or disposable face coverings in public. All participants must wear a face covering at all times. If you need to take your mask off temporarily to take a drink of water and/or get some air, please hang back allowing an additional 20 feet of distance from the group, take the break you need and reposition your mask before rejoining the group.
Everyone must drive to the location on their own, or with members of their household.

Standards Bird Alliance of Oregon will follow:
No more than 10 participants, plus the instructor
Choose locations with plenty of room to stay safe:
Wide, open spaces are best
No crowded trails – limit to early morning walks and/or weekdays
Prioritize trails that are one-directional
Prioritize locations with trails at least 6-feet wide
No scopes, no sharing of equipment


June 21, 2021
June 25, 2021
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Bird Alliance of Oregon – Heron Hall
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR United States
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Tara Lemezis