Tag: activities for kids



Owl Pellet Gross Science!

The Northwest Nature Shop will be celebrating Halloween with Gross Science! We will be learning about owl ecology by dissecting owl pellets and using bone keys to determine what owls eat. If you like birds, bones or just gross science this is the activity for you! Join us at the ... Read More
October 28, 2018Marie Uhtoff
Swimming holes


by Jeanine Moy, Northwest Nature Shop Naturalist Southwest Oregon hosts amazing places to go swimming. Our backyard public-lands boast alpine lakes, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls on Cascade volcanic rocks and steep Siskiyou drainages. This region is marked by aquatic refuges for people and wildlife alike. Before you go, make sure to ... Read More


Join us to learn about the principles of photography and then make a sun print to take home!  Kids will explore how light can transform the Sunprint paper similar to photography.  The blue molecules embedded in the paper are sensitive to ultra-violet light. We will arrange objects onto the 4″x4″ ... Read More
July 16, 2017Marie Uhtoff


Make a solar oven to cook up some delicious s'mores! Join NW Nature Shop to make this fun, easy science project using recycled materials. Plus you'll learn about absorption, insulation and the sun's energy. Sunday July 9th 2 pm. Materials are limited so please call the shop in advance to ... Read More
July 9, 2017Marie Uhtoff


Get ready for this summer's big event, a total solar eclipse, that in parts of northern Oregon will be a total eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth and casts its shadow on the earth. Depending on your location you can experience ... Read More
June 10, 2017Marie Uhtoff



Ashland With Kids

Written by Marie Uhtoff   Ashland has many great activities to do beyond the world-renown Shakespeare festival.  Of course I highly recommend taking in a play or two when you are in town (my kids are 5, 8 and 10 and I can always find at least 1 play we all enjoy ... Read More
April 7, 2016Caroline


Come into the shop today for a free copy of the official Northwest Nature Shop Ashland Map and Recommended Hikes!!   1. Lower Table Rock; 5.2 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 2. Upper Table Rock; 2.8 miles round trip (Hiking, No Dogs) 3. Denmam Wildlife Refuge/ Oregon Fish & Wildlife Office; ponds (Wildlife ... Read More
March 25, 2016Northwest Nature Shop
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The Gin Lin Trail

A lesser known but incredibly variant trail with great interesting and historical significance. The Gin Lin Trail is a testament to the older ways of life during the gold rush, leaving behind a fascinating hike as well as historical considerations as you witness the work of long ago left ... Read More


I love to give a gift to a child that will get them moving and playing outside. I look for toys that can handle the wear and tear of my 3 kids ages 4, 8 and 10. They play hard and I expect their toys to be durable. Being a ... Read More
November 15, 2015Caroline


How to get your kids outside this summer: give them a butterfly net, a magnifying glass and a bug box. Endure the whines of ‘I’m bored…I want someone to play with me…I want something to do…can I have an ice cream?'…and just let them spend some time outside.  They’ll be ... Read More