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Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt with author Wendy Gorton

Join us for a Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt led by Wendy Gorton, the author of our favorite summer book, 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington.

Meet at Made You Look on Saturday, August 18th at 10:30am for a short walk around the neighborhood with Wendy. Afterwards she will lead the kiddos in a debrief with identification of items from the hunt for littles and nature journaling for older kids. 

What: Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt with the author of 50 Hikes with Kids, Wendy Gorton!
When: Saturday, 8/18 at 10:30am
Where: Made You Look, 2418 E. Burnside
RSVP: Please send an RSVP to
Age: Best for kiddos ages 3 to 8, but all are welcome! We're able to adjust to the crowd.
Cost: This is a free community event.


About the book:
Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under four miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet or less. Some are even accessible by stroller. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs highlight the fun things to see along the trail.

About Wendy:
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. She worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and train other educators to do the same.