Get acquainted with the program at the orientation.Dinner: Get to know your fellow participants as you enjoy a great meal at the hotel.Evening: Make a stuffed animal companion at a workshop after dinner. Take him with you on your learning adventure and let him be a reminder of the wonderful time on this trip!Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel- Downtown Convention Center (Portland)Meals Included: Dinner
Later, meet the incredible mammals such as chinchillas, bunnies, sugar gliders, hedgehogs and others. Learn about their life, diet, and habits!Lunch: Lunch at hotel.Afternoon: This evening will be late when we return from our Zoo Safari, so we'll take a couple hours in the early afternoon to get in a good swim or rest.
Then in later afternoon head out to the Oregon Zoo and explore on your own for about an hour before dinner and our evening Safari.Dinner: Dine at the zoo in preparation for your behind the scenes activities.Evening: Visit Portland's remarkable Oregon Zoo for an after-hours experience. See the animals that are most active after the sun goes down.Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel- Downtown Convention Center (Portland)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Get ready for the trip to the beach, our bus will take us to Newport, Oregon where you will stay the night.Dinner: Arrive at the Oregon beach just before dinner time.
Dinner is on your own to give you time to explore this beautiful area. Walk down to he tide pools, or have a bonfire on the beach.
Join your Group Leader for dinner or they will be happy to suggest some free time activities or other dinner locations.Evening: Enjoy the lovely sunset at the beach, walk in the sand or just relax and get ready for a full day tomorrow!Lodging: Elizabeth Street InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Then, head to the Hatfield Marine Science Center to discover the rocky inter tidal habitat and the creatures that live there. Handle snails, sear urchins, barnacles, crabs and sea anemones. Learn about the environmental forces that make this ever-changing habitat a challenging place to live.Lunch: At Izzy’s in Newport.Afternoon: Travel to the White Wolf Sanctuary where you will meet 9 wolves who have come to the sanctuary from a variety of circumstances, and now are able to live out their lives in a safe and happy environment. Learn about the arctic wolves, their habits and instincts from Lois Tulleners, the owner of the sanctuary.
Dinner: Delicious menu at Ruby Tuesday in Corvallis awaits.Evening: Will be spent traveling back to the hotel.Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel- Downtown Convention Center (Portland)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meet Cyrano the vulture and enjoy a presentation on "Owls, Silent Hunters of the Night." Get your questions ready as the vet be excited to hear what you are wondering!Lunch: At Feyrer Park nearby, enjoy a picnic lunch along the riverside.Afternoon: We'll then join our experts at Rosse Posse, at their elk farm. The Ross family will help us bring the elk up close with grain. Don't forget to look off in the distance for a stunning view of Mount Hood!
Explore the handling facility and the barn, with its walls covered with antlers and horns. Discover fascinating antler facts in our presentation and then make your own antler necklace!
Head over then to the Petting Zoo where very friendly small animals are waiting to greet you...pygmy goats, miniature donkeys, a miniature horse and chickens! Have a good chase around the petting zoo with them.Dinner: Dinner will be served at the hotel.Evening: After dinner, a very special storyteller will tell you things you never knew about your favorite animal friends.Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel- Downtown Convention Center (Portland)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Independent departures.Meals Included: Breakfast