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Oregon

Amazing Animal Encounters in Oregon With Your Grandchild

Meet an array of animals at a zoo, aquarium and sanctuaries, and get your hands dirty as you dissect owl pellets, track animal prints and more on an animal adventure with your grandkid.
Rating (5)
Program No. 17282RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Oregon

Amazing Animal Encounters in Oregon With Your Grandchild

Meet an array of animals at a zoo, aquarium and sanctuaries, and get your hands dirty as you dissect owl pellets, track animal prints and more on an animal adventure with your grandkid.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Length
6 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Program No. 17282RJ

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Age 8 - 11
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
The figures below indicate the rooming options available.
DATES
Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022
Per Adult
1,499
Per Child
999
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Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022
1,499
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,499
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,999
/ Adult
999
/ Child
Limited Space
Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
Per Adult
1,699
Per Child
1,149
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Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,249
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
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Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2023
Per Adult
1,699
Per Child
1,149
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Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2023
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,249
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
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Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2023
Per Adult
1,699
Per Child
1,149
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Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2023
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,249
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
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Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2023
Per Adult
1,699
Per Child
1,149
Select
Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2023
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,699
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,249
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
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At a Glance

On this adventure, you and your grandchild will meet fantastic creatures, from engaging elephants to lovable llamas! Get up close with some of these animals during live demonstrations at marine centers and sanctuaries. Put newfound animal tracking skills to use on a nature walk, dissect an owl pellet and learn about marine critters during an identification lesson. Go on an adventurous sea-life cruise to learn about local creatures such as crabs, sea lions, eagles and more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Short but frequent daily walks; terrain varies from pavement to dirt roads.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Get outside and learn about local animals in Oregon during an animal tracking lesson.
  • At the Hatfield Marine Science Center, meet the resident octopus, and get hands-on with snails, barnacles and crabs.
  • On a sea-life cruise with local experts, learn about crabs, sea-lions, whales and marine birds.
Featured Expert
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Terry Clifford
A native Oregonian, Terry is a veteran elementary school teacher. She enjoys learning through travel and nature, whether on a local outing, road tripping through the Pacific Northwest or visiting family in Australia. Terry has coauthored a textbook on local history. She has explored the ruts and swales of the Oregon Trail, helped with archaeological digs at Ft. Vancouver and studied the Lewis and Clark trail while cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers. She looks forward to sharing her next Road Scholar adventure with you!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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A native Oregonian, Terry is a veteran elementary school teacher. She enjoys learning through travel and nature, whether on a local outing, road tripping through the Pacific Northwest or visiting family in Australia. Terry has coauthored a textbook on local history. She has explored the ruts and swales of the Oregon Trail, helped with archaeological digs at Ft. Vancouver and studied the Lewis and Clark trail while cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers. She looks forward to sharing her next Road Scholar adventure with you!
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest
by Fiona Cohen (Author), Marni Fylling (Illustrator)
Get acquainted with the animals of Oregon. This book has facts and illustrations of the flora and fauna that call the Pacific Northwest their home. Learn about local habitats, ecosystems, and diverse wildlife.
The Magnificent Book of Animals
by Tom Jackson
Grant's Getaways: Oregon Adventures with the Kids
by Grant McOmie
Local Oregon expert, Grant McOmie, shares some of his favorite spots to take the family. His adventures lead you all across the state to experience the many different characteristics of Oregon. This is a great book if you are looking for more adventures before or after your program.
Rojo: Where is My Hair?!
by Shannon Joy
"Lllama Mama" Shannon Joy authors delightful children's books about her pair of therapy llamas and alpacas, Rojo and Napoleon. In this adventure, Rojo and Napoleon discover what llama and alpaca hair is used for. If you purchase the book through the following website, your book will include stamped llama kisses on the inside cover. Use discount code ROADSCHOLAR to receive free shipping. https://classy-camelids.myshopify.com/products/rojo-books
Rojo: The Perfectly Imperfect Llama
by Shannon Joy
"Lllama Mama" Shannon Joy authors delightful children's books about her pair of therapy llamas and alpacas, Rojo and Napoleon. In this installment, Rojo learns to accept his own value - even if he's not "perfect" in the show ring! If you purchase the book through the following website, your book will include stamped llama kisses on the inside cover. Use discount code ROADSCHOLAR to receive free shipping. https://classy-camelids.myshopify.com/products/rojo-books





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If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.