Oregon ridge nature center council

Register Now for our Little Acorns Camp for ages 4 - 5. All other sessions of camp are full with a waitlist.
Check the Programs & Events Page for details!

Register Now for our Little Acorns Camp for ages 4 - 5. All other sessions of camp are full with a waitlist. Check the Programs & Events Page for details!

Speaker Series and Nature Book Club

Both of these programs require advance registration which can be done online at: www.OregonRidgeNaureCenter.WildApricot.org

The Speakers Series programs are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of January, March, April, May, September, October and November. Our speakers give presentations on a wide range of nature related subjects. These talks are Free and either take place online via zoom or in-person at the Nature Center (check the program descriptions for details).

The Nature Book Club meets on Mondays 8 times a year at 7:00 p.m. The schedule for the year and choice of books to be read and discussed are set by club members in the Fall. This is a Free program and will either take place online via zoom or in-person. Weather permitting, we will use a pavilion for a safe in-person gathering.

If you would like to speak or have a suggestion for an interesting speaker please contact the Nature Center via email at info@oregonridgenaturecenter.org.

ORNC Council Speaker Series 

  • 1/17/22 Wild, Wacky and Wonderful Wasps; Kerry Wixted
  • 3/21/22 Diet and Food Waste; Dr. Sara Via
  • 4/25/22 Lawn Alternatives; Sara Yosua
  • 6/6/22 Nature Informed Therapy; Zoe Jack 

Nature Book Club

  • 1/24/22  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek; Annie Dillard
  • 3/7/22  World of Wonders; Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  • 4/11/22  Lab Girl; Hope Jahren
  • 5/23/22  I Contain Multitudes; Ed Yong
  • 7/11/22  Owls Of the Eastern Ice; Jonathan Slaght
  • 8/22/22  The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks; Donald Prothero
  • 10/3/22  The Wild Places; Robert Macfarlane

If you would like to speak or have a suggestion for an interesting speaker please call the Nature Center at 410-887-1815.