Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wetland Guide Training

Interested in Volunteering with WREN?

WREN is excited to put on a comprehensive environmental educator training to prepare WREN field trip guides for our fall and spring school field trip programs. This training will prepare you for guiding with WREN and will be the initial phase before shadowing and eventually guiding for us starting in September. We are looking for volunteers with all levels of experience working with kids outside. We will be providing trainings in behavior management, early childhood education, field trip routing, wetland ecology, birds, tracking and mammals of the wetlands!

All trainings will occur at the Red House in West Eugene August 7th-17th. We ask that every volunteer who participates in the training commits to teaching at least two-three times a month during our field trip season (September-November and March-June). If you have questions, please contact Harpo, the Program Coordinator at

 Please follow this link to sign up!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bat Walk 2016

Big Brown Bat  (Eptesicus fuscus)
Eptesicus fuscus

Saturday, July 23rd
Location TBD 

Curious about bats? Would you like to learn more? Join us for a summer Bat Walk led by expert Stuart Perlmeter. Wildly popular last year, the walk will provide opportunities to see bats up close as well as to view them wild in the wetlands--even to hear them using special bat detectors! This is an excellent event for children. Participants should bring sturdy shoes, water, and curiosity.

Registration is required for this FREE event, so please make sure to contact WREN soon to reserve your spot. To register, please call (541) 338-7047. Location is to be determined. WREN will contact registrants with the location and directions prior to the event.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July Wetland Wander with Heron Brae

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016


Willow Creek Natural Area

Come learn about wetland plants with local botanist Heron Brae. She will lead a special plant-themed Wetland Wander at the Nature Conservancy property, Willow Creek Natural Area.  Heron will lead discussion on the human-plant relationship, and emphasize medicinal and edible plants as well as ecology.

We hope to see you there for this early summer plant wander.

Directions: From West 18th Ave. head west,drive past Bertelsen Road and park along the first and second parking areas on the right side of West 18th, past Bertelsen. Look for WREN Staff. For more information call (541) 338-7047 or email