January Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.

Exploring Orange Line MAX
Saturday, January 8th, 2022
Course Number: SS417Q/SS517Q 1 Credit $145 (includes materials and MAX ticket)
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this class, we visit all 10 MAX stations from Milwaukie to SW Portland to discover the artwork, and we tour Downtown Milwaukie and a portion of the Trolley Trail on foot. The class will begin at 8:00 am and will conclude no later than 4:30 pm.


Cultural Portland
Saturday-Sunday, January 15th-16th, 2022
Course Number SS409X or SS509X 2 Credits  $250
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this exciting class, you’ll discover some of the city’s most interesting history, culture and art, as we tour three magnificent museums and two cultural gardens. We’ll begin with a visit to the Oregon History Center, where we’ll tour the permanent collection including the award winning display, “Experience Oregon.” Later, we’ll visit the Portland Art Museum, including the newly expanded North Wing and the sculpture garden. On Day 2, we’ll visit the Japanese American-Historical Plaza, The Oregon Nikkei Museum (which is dedicated to Japanese American history) and the Classical Chinese Garden. Along the way, we’ll stop to discuss ideas for making these museums come alive for our students, as classroom lessons and field trip ideas will be discussed.


​Exploring East Clark County
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Course Number TBA 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this exciting new class, we’ll discover some of East Clark County’s most important natural, historical and cultural sites. Along the way, we will explore Washougal Waterfront Park, and we’ll visit Captain William Clark Park, an historic site visited by Lewis & Clark on their historic expedition of 1805-1806. In addition, will follow the Washougal Public Art Tour route, to discover more than two dozen locally created public artworks. We will also learn to identify dozens of native plants and trees on forest hikes along the Lacamas Creek and Round Lake Trails. Most importantly, we’ll discuss ways to bring the study of nature, art, local history and culture to our students through meaningful classroom lessons and field trips. Our adventures will provide ideas that will energize history, science, math and art activities across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms.