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Oregon Family Magazine

WREN's Family Exploration Day at Golden Gardens Ponds

Springtime is an exciting time to explore the West Eugene Wetlands with your family. “WREN’s Family Exploration Days provide children of all ages the opportunity to investigate the wonders of the great outdoors,” said Susanna Hamilton, WREN Staff & Volunteer Coordinator and Environmental Educator. “It’s an opportunity to learn and play in the wild places that exist within the City of Eugene.” This family program is FREE to the public and provides unstructured observation, education, and inspiration in our surrounding natural spaces. WREN staff and volunteers will be on hand to check-out nature exploration equipment (backpacks containing field guides, hand magnifiers, bug boxes, as well as bug nets, macroinvertebrate/pond dipping supplies, and binoculars) and provide guidance for independent exploration of the wonders in the wetlands. Participants are asked to meet at the pull-off located north of Barger Drive, at the intersection of Golden Gardens Street and Jessen Drive. Participants should bring water and wear sturdy shoes. WREN will provide binoculars. FREE!