Please join us to hear stories and learn about our crawly creek friends with story time featuring : Native American Storyteller Ed Edmo, bug identification station, Salmon Obstacle Course, and more!
This event will be a family friendly, hands-on water science day of fun. Macroinvertebrates and other creek wildlife will be a focus, and we will also share some information about what individuals can do in their everyday lives to protect water quality. Fun activity stations like macroinvertebrate identification will be stationed throughout the park to take part in with your friends, family and children.
Who: Everyone is welcome, families encouraged!
What: Science in the Park! Activities, stories, and presentations by local specialists such as a local entomologist (bug specialist) from Portland Insectarium. Lunch fare is provided.
Where: Mill Park, 6201 SE Overland St. Milwaukie, OR
When: Saturday, September 7th 2019, from 12pm-2pm
A macroinvertebrate is a spineless organism large enough to see with the naked eye. Common examples are worms, crayfish, snails, clams, dragonflies, limpets, and more! Even if you aren't the biggest fan of bugs these critters play important roles in nature, and especially in our Johnson Creek!
JCWC hosts Science in the Park in partnership with North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council, North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and Clackamas Water Environment Services as a fun way to learn about water ecology and quality. We hope to provide an engaging afternoon for Johnson Creek watershed residents and families to learn how we can all be better neighbors to the non-human species who call this area home, too!