Event Schedule

Friday, March 1

Field Station at C3 Corvallis Community Center (Corvallis), 5 pm – 7 pm 

Saturday, March 2

Field Station at Ankeny Hill Nature Center (South Salem), 10 am – 1 pm 

Field Station at Cloverland Park (Corvallis), 10 am – 12:30 pm 

Field Station at Starker Arts Park (Corvallis), 2:30 pm – 5 pm 

Wednesday, March 6

Field Station at Monmouth Downtown Park (Monmouth), 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Friday, March 8

Field Station at Lilly Park (Corvallis), 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

Saturday, March 9 

Field Station at Roger Jordan Community Park (Dallas), 10 am – 1 pm

Field Station at Bush’s Pasture Park (Salem), 2:30 pm – 5 pm 

Sunday, March 10

Nature Journal Event with Local Naturalists, Woodpecker Loop, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 11 am – 1 pm 

Field Station at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Corvallis), 2 pm – 5 pm 

Tuesday, March 12

Field Station at Garfield Park (Corvallis), 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, March 16

Field Station + Ribbon Cutting Event

10 am – 1 pm Field Station at Ankeny Hill Nature Center, South Salem

1 pm – 2 pm David B. Marshall Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting Event

Tuesday, March 19 

Field Station at Village Green Park (Corvallis), 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Wednesday, March 20

Field Station at Sunrise Park (Albany), 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm 

Thursday, March 21

Forest Moonlight Wander at Peavy Arboretum (Corvallis), 6:30 pm – 8 pm 

Saturday, March 23

Field Station at Riverview Park (Independence), 10 am – 1 pm

March 1 – 31

Great Raindrop Scavenger Hunt

Marion County, multiple locations

The Great Raindrop Hunt



What do Field Stations Entail?

Join as at any of the Field Stations that will pop-up in local parks and community spaces throughout the month of March and throughout the mid-Willamette Valley. Find one near you! 

FREE!!  Drop by anytime and stay for as little or as long as you like.  All bilingual (Spanish and English).  ALL are welcome. 

At the Field Stations there will be activities such as:  

  • Wildlife hands-on activities, collectible event stickers and take-home activities
  • Live critter insect and spider petting zoo!
  • Mole and dragonfly crafts + education material
  • Activity Stations:
    • What Ate my Sock?
    • See Inside the Soil!
    • Forage Like a Bird
    • Can you Jump as Far as a Jumping Spider (family Salticidae)?
  • eDNA interactive display + 2023 Results                                        
  • Nature and bird walks 
  • Stream table science
  • And More!

A huge thank you and shout-out to the incredible team of partners that make this event possible for their communities.

See you soon, Nature Explorers, for this year's theme.......... World’s Unseen!

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Three Dusky canada geese standing in wetland, facing the left with reflection shown.
Located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge and its Snag Boat Bend Unit are home to rare habitats that support thousands of species. The refuge was established in 1964, with the primary management goal of providing wintering habitat for the Dusky Canada...
Sun through Oregon white oak trees on Baskett Butte at Baskett Slough Refuge
Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and plants. Populations of several endangered and threatened animal and plant species can be found on the refuge, and wildlife/wildlands observation, photography, hiking, and environmental education and...
A flock of dusky Canada geese fly over Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
Ankeny National Wildlife refuge is situated near the confluence of the Santiam and Willamette rivers in the middle of the Willamette Valley and is home to the Ankeny Hill Nature Center. As with the other refuges within the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Complex, the primary management goal is...