Trail & Award
2013 Hesthavn Summer Camp!
*New This Year!!
Summer Camps are taught by experts in both primary education and natural sciences.
Price: $180.00 per child per week. Email hesthavneducation@gmail for more info, registration forms, and questions.
When: 9-3 p.m.
Where: Hesthavn Nature Center!
To register click HERE
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- * Art in Nature August 5-9 K-3rd grade
Explore patterns and design in nature- create artwork, build natural sculptures, and learn to draw!
- * Eco-explorers August 19-23 K-3rd grade
Learn about habitats of Oregon as you visit, explore and study a different habitat each day!
- * Feathered Friends August 12-16 3-6th grade
Learn all about birds and their adaptations, go birding, and explore with bird feathers, bones, wings and mounted birds. Practice your identification skills, study bird behavior and learn to ID with songs!
- *Survival School August 26-30 3-6th grade
Learn the basics of fire building, shelter building, edible wild plants, and other survival skills. Learn what to do if you come across a predator in the wild and the number one rule for surviving if you are lost.
2013 Birding Classes
- Beginning Birding Workshop
Sunday, May 5, 8a.m. - 10a.m.
Free. This class is held jointly by the Audubon Society of Corvallis and
the Corvallis Environmental Center. Registration required. (contact
email@example.com, 541-753-9211) The basics of
binocular use and bird identification. Conducted at the Avery House
Nature Center at Avery Park.
For more information, contact Don Bouchon PH: 541-753-7689, firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Birding Field Trip
Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. - noon (same day as workshop)
Free, no registration required. Please join us for a birding field trip
at Avery Park immediately following the Beginning Birding Workshop.
- Birding by Ear
May 29 - June 15
$36. Registration required. (contact The Avery House
email@example.com, 541-753-9211) Would you like to
know your local bird songs and calls? Learn to listen and remember bird
sounds. Beginners, take Beginning Birding Workshop first.
- May 29, Wed., Avery House 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- June 1, Sat, Field Trip (location TBD) 9 a.m. - noon
- June 5, Wed., Avery House 7 p.m. - 9p.m.
- June 8, Sat, Field Trip (location TBD) 9 a.m. - noon
- June 12, Wed., Avery House 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- June 15, Sat, Field Trip (location TBD) 9 a.m. - noon
2013 Hesthavn Homeschool Progra.m.s
These progra.m.s are being offered all season. Please choose a topic and a
time that works best for you and your group. Each progra.m. runs 2 hours and
is $55, and can be geared towards any age group. You can schedule by
or calling (614) 579-1406.
Explore the adaptations of birds through seven discovery
boxes full of hands-on activities and real bird mounts, skulls, bones,
feathers, and songs. We will discover what makes a bird a bird, and meet
some common birds found in our area. We will also venture out with
binoculars to seek some of our new friends!
Join us for a program all about three Oregon habitats! Take a
closer look at an oak savanna, a riparian habitat, and our Oregon mossy
forest and discover who lives there, how to find them, and why that habitat
is important. We will get outside and compare and contrast these habitats
with ga.m.es and activities.
- Winter Survival
Animals have many ways to get through the winter. Learn
about migration, overwintering, special adaptations and a.m.azing tricks that
help our wild friends survive. Explore through experiments and other
science-based inquiries and get outside to seek-and-find some hidden
One of nature's most a.m.azing adaptations is ca.m.ouflage.
Learn all about how animals use deception to blend in, and try your hand at
some ca.m.ouflage ga.m.es of your own. We will get outside, and down and dirty
as we practice our new ca.m.ouflaging skills and search for each other.
- Wonderful Wetlands
Oregon has lots of water - and that makes for some
really a.m.azing wetlands. Come and learn all about these unique habitats, and
what they do for the environment. We will explore a wetland area and try to
catch some critters in the creek. Bring your water shoes!
- Wild Cats
Do you know which wild cats live in Oregon? Do you know what you
should do if you come across one of these predators while out in the woods?
Learn all about these mysterious animals and how to handle yourself around
them and other predators that share our beautiful state. A must for those
who love to spend time in the woods!
- ID That TREE
Have you ever looked up and wondered, "Which tree is that?"
Come and find out with us! We will learn ten or twelve common trees, and
create a journal to help you remember which trees are which and be able to
identify the trees at home. Knowing your trees can help you know the forest
- Night Hunters
join us for an evening progra.m. all about owls! We will
discover the common species found in Corvallis, dissect owl pellets, and go
on a night hike to hopefully spot these a.m.azing hunters. Progra.m. starts at
dusk - seasonally dependent.
- Wild Edibles
Where did the food come from before there were grocery
stores? Learn all about the native uses of plants in our area. We will learn
about plant uses, how to identify some common edibles, sa.m.ple some delicious
forest foods and go on a hike to collect some of our own.
Please keep in mind we would need at least two weeks time to adapt progra.m.ming to your specific group.
We are also in contact and excited to be working
with a new group of students at OSU - the Bird Nerds!
These driven and bird-friendly students have approached
Audubon and want to help with education and field trips.
We are thrilled they want to be involved, and look forward
to building a stronger connection with Oregon State University
students and staff.