17282
Oregon
With Your Grandchild: Sharing a Common Love for Animals
Learn about wildlife rehabilitation, practice animal tracking, get hands on in the lab and enjoy insider access at the Oregon Zoo as you share you love of nature with your grandchild.
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Program No. 17282RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,049
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At a Glance

The love of animals transcends generations and this adventure into the animal kingdom will allow you and your grandchild to learn about Oregon’s fantastic creatures. Get up close with animals as you apply your new animal tracking skills and learn how injured birds and wildlife are rehabilitated. Pet an alligator and meet a Therapy llama. Then go behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo for a night-time Safari... all while forging bonds in a true animal-lover’s city.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Short but frequent daily walks; terrain varies from pavement to dirt roads.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend a night at the beach and visit the White Wolf Sanctuary where you will get to know 9 arctic wolves.
  • At the Hatfield Marine Science Center meet the resident octopus, and do a hands on activity in the lab.
  • Learn about the instincts and defense techniques that hedgehogs, sugar gliders and iguanas use in the wild.
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Steve Engel
Steve has worked in the environmental education field since 1982. He worked as a naturalist and educator for the Yosemite National Institute, on expedition cruises to Alaska, Mexico, Antarctica and Northern Europe and for the Green City Data Program in Oregon. Steve worked as an observer at the Hawk Watch International Goshute Mountains raptor migration site and has operated his own business, Animal Tracks by Steve, since 1997, providing products and services dealing with animal tracks and stories he has collected on his travels.
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