Joy Now! Summer Camp

Special opportunity for youth age 12-18! Come play with members of Portland’s March Fourth Marching Band during this year’s Joy Now Summer Camp. Find more information at The Joy Now Arts Project empowers, excites and engages youth through music and performance arts-centered programs that value diversity, positive collaboration, self-awareness, and social change.

Cast Off! – Free Public Sail Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2 – 3pm

Cast Off! – Free Public Sail Sunday, June 19, 2011, 2 – 3pm The Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle WA Here is an amazing free public event from another great non profit.  The Center for wooden boats offers free boat rides every Sunday afternoon! View Full Map Location The Center for Wooden Boats, 1010 Valley St, Seattle, […]

How to Make Worm Compost

by Stephanie Hudson Worm Compost: Its easy! The worms are kept in a bin with shredded paper or other biodegradable bedding. You feed them food waste. They digest the waste and bedding then excrete nutrient-rich castings. After a few months, the castings combined with the well-decomposed bedding, become something called vermicompost which is one of […]

Free OMSI Star Parties

OMSI Star Parties 2011   March 12 – Vernal Equinox Celebration April 9 – Saturn Splendor May 7 – National Astronomy Day June 18 – Summer Solstice Celebration July 9 – Lunar Viewing August 12 – Perseid Meteor Shower Watch September 17 – Autumnal Equinox Celebration   Please note, schedule is subject to change.   OMSI […]

The Sun!

Why Do We Study the Sun? We look at the sun rising every day. It’s bright, it’s big and it warms us up. Our sun happens to be the brightest object in our universe and naturally we are really curious to know more about it. Our sun gives us light, heat and energy. It may […]

The Importance of Earthworms in Soil

The importance of earthworms in soil: by Stephanie Hudson There are billions of creepy crawlers on planet Earth that populate the air, dry land and the damp underground; all of these creatures contribute an enormous amount of work to our earth and environment. Bees pollinate the beautiful flowers; the dung beetle is the janitor of […]