Saturday, June 18, 2011

Geo-caching: Fun Family Adventure

The Junior Gardener's Club will host "Geo-caching: Searching for Hidden Treasure" on Saturday July 9th at 10 a.m. in the Children's Garden.

Learn about coordinates and gps units in this fun treasure hunt program. Caches will be scattered around the garden for Club members to find. We will begin our program with an introduction to geo-caching and using gps...then we will break into groups to use what we have learned and search for caches!

GPS units will be available but if you have one of your own, feel free to bring it.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

For more information about geo-caching, visit

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Forest Science Wonders on June 11th

On Saturday, June 11th, the Junior Gardener's Club will partner with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) to present a fun learning program: Forest Science Wonders.

We will be exploring in The Oregon Garden's Rediscovery Forest - What does a tree ring tell us? Do all trees grow the same? Come discover with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute
all the wonders of trees. Learn how to distinguish our common trees of Oregon. Use scientific tools to take a look inside a tree's life cycle and discover how people can influence the diversity and habitat of a forest.

Check out these sites for more forest and tree activities:

For more information about OFRI, visit:

Meet in the Children's Garden at 10 a.m. We will then move to the Rediscovery Forest. Program will take approximately 1 hour.