Art, Tours and Tales of the Willamette River

In celebration of the 5th Annual Willamette River Festival (August 21-28th), WREN is  coordinating efforts with eight community partners and watershed leaders to tell the stories of the Willamette River through the lens of self-guided tours of watershed systems (both natural and human-engineered) and natural art installations. Tour routes will take place in Springfield and Eugene. The...

Adapt, Survive, Thrive

Living organisms must have the genetic diversity to adapt to changing conditions or they don't survive. For WREN the relevance of this lesson could not be clearer. We are nimble, flexible: it's built into our "DNA!"  The education environment changed dramatically for WREN and our school and community partners over the past year. As we were gearing up for our Spring Field trips, the arrival of...

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

WREN is carefully tracking public health and safety recommendations and requirements issued by local, state, and Federal agencies regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety our program participants, volunteers, and staff is our top priority during this challenging time.We will continue to follow guidance from public health authorities as the situation evolves, and keep you informed...

OSTA Conference: SPLASH!

On Friday, October 11th, WREN's Environmental Education Specialist Annie Carter attended the 2019 Oregon Science Teachers Association Conference at Lane Community College. This event brought together teachers from around the state to share lessons and ideas and discuss ways to better integrate innovative teaching standards into the classroom. Annie led a session at the conference about SPLASH!,...

National Public Lands Day 2019

Saturday, September 28th9:00-12:00 p.m.West Eugene Wetlands Project Office; 751 S. Danebo Ave.FREE National Public Lands day aims to get people connected with the public lands in their community and is the largest single-day volunteer effort in the nation. This year, WREN is partnering with the BLM to highlight the resilience of public lands.   Bring your family, friends, students, and...

Family Exploration Day 2019

Saturday, September 14th10:00am-2:00 p.m.West Eugene Wetlands Project Office; 751 S. Danebo Ave.FREE In celebration of our partnership with the BLM and the Every Kid Outdoors program, WREN will be hosting a very special FREE Family Exploration Day focused on engaging kids and their families in recreation and stewardship of our public lands.WREN experts will be leading short, interpretive walks...

August Wetland Wander

Thank you to Abby Colehour (in red) from the Long Tom Watershed Council for leading a lovely Wetland Wander at Coyote Creek South!  This wet prairie restoration site is now home to streaked horn larks, a federally listed threatened species, and will hopefully provide critical habitat for endangered red-legged frogs too. Abby toured us around the site and described the construction and seeding...

Thank you for learning with WREN!

In the 2018/19 school year, WREN has reached 2,300 learners with NGSS supported curriculum! Thank you all for learning with WREN! We look forward to having you join us for our Family Exploration Days Summer programming. 10-2 p.m. Saturday, July 13th Golden GardensSaturday, August 10th Meadowlark PrairieSaturday, September 10th Tsanchiifin Trail