Summer Learning

Summer Learning

Don’t miss our last family forest day of the season,  where we will be celebrating urban forests on September 24 from 11am-1pm.

Pop-Up Nature!

Our first summer of Pop-Up Nature! has come to a close. Every Friday June through August we hosted children and families at our interactive nature learning stations in the Visitor Center courtyard. Budding naturalists came from all over Portland to learn with us about cones, ferns, seeds, berries, pollinators, birds, the invasive species and more! Crafts were made, the true natures of seeds, berries, plants, and insects were discovered under the microscope, and the nature secrets of the Arboretum were searched!

Thank you to our Youth Programs Coordinator Elena, our amazing team of volunteers (looking at you Linnea, Cynthia, and Jane!), International Paper for sponsoring this program, and everyone who came out to learn with us this summer!

Here are some highlights:


Pop-Up Nature! will return in summer 2023!


Family Forest Days!


Hoyt Arboretum’s Family Forest Days celebrate nature as Stevens Pavilion is transformed into a nature information and activity center on select Saturdays in the summer. In 2022 we celebrated Pollinators, Birds, and Urban Forests with some amazing guests to share their knowledge and lead activities.


Thank you to Audrey Sauble Kids Books, The Nature Atelier, Seymour Gulls, Guero Bird Club, PP&R Urban Forestry Department, Heritage Tree Program, Leave No Trace Organization, and all our wonderful staff and volunteers who made these events great!

Family Forest Days will return in 2023!




Thank you to International Paper Foundation for sponsoring summer youth education in 2022!




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