Western Columbia Gorge and Troutdale
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Course Number SS413R or SS513R 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Trace the natural and human history of the western section of the Columbia River Gorge (on the Oregon side) with visits to natural and historic sites from Fairview to Bridal Veil. Our study will take us to scenic viewpoints, gorgeous waterfalls, and historic sites along the Sandy River and historic Columbia River Highway. We'll discover dozens of tree and plant species, the geology of the area, and public art works along the way. Ideas will be discussed for bringing the study of the Columbia Gorge and Troutdale to your classroom, in a variety of curriculum areas.


Exploring Silverton and the Oregon Garden 
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Course Number SS413D or SS513D 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.​

Discover more than a dozen beautiful murals in Silverton, as we trace the town's history through its artwork. In addition, our visit to the Oregon Garden will enable us to learn about native and introduced plants, wetlands, forests, and garden establishment. Most importantly, ideas will be discussed for integrating art, history, and plant study with other curriculum areas, both in the classroom, and on field trips.


​​Exploring Silver Falls
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Course Number SC415k or SC515k 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.
 
Explore one of the most magnificent hiking trails in America, the Trail of 10 Waterfalls, within Silver Falls State Park. Through a nine mile hike, we'll discuss the area's geology, plant and animal life, and the human history of the area. Along the way, we'll discuss ways to bring this information to our students in a variety of curriculum areas. We'll also visit the historic South Falls Lodge, where we'll discuss the craftmanship of CCC workers and we'll explore recreation opportunities. 

NOTE: 
This class features a 9-mile hike at a leisurely pace. Although we will stop frequently for discussion and exploration, it is important that you arrive in relatively good shape!


​Exploring Tigard and Tualatin
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Course Number SS419G 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 follow the Tualatin Artwalk and Tualatin River Greenway on foot to access Tigard and Tualatin’s best natural and cultural resources. Along the way, we’ll discover native and introduced trees and plants, and dozens of public and private artworks. We’ll also discuss the geology of the area and its importance in shaping the geography and the economy of the region. Most importantly, we’ll discuss ways to bring the study of art, nature, 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.


Hidden Clackamas County & Happy Valley: Natural & Human History
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Course Number SS517F 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this diversified new class, we‘ll explore two beautifully designed Metro parks and two Happy Valley city parks, where there are dozens of learning opportunities for students. In addition, we’ll look at local art and history.


May Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.