May Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.

Wildwood Trail and Pittock Mansion
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Course Number SS416W/SS516W 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

n this fun and diversified class, we will explore more than five miles of the Wildwood Trail, discovering dozens of native and introduced tree species. We will also learn the human history of the area, with visits to the Hoyt Arboretum, Pittock Mansion, NW Portland and the Pearl District. Travel via MAX, bus and Portland Streetcar during the class will help participants become more familiar with transportation options. Participants will leave the course with lots of teaching ideas that can enhance science, social studies, writing, math and art lessons.

Exploring Silverton and the Oregon Garden

Saturday, May 11, 2019

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

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!


Biking the Springwater Trail: Discovering Historic & Natural Areas  
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Course Number SS407V or SS507V 1 credit  $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Discover local history and  science as we bike the entire 17 mile length of  the Springwater Trail in this one-day class. Part of Oregon’s rails-to-trails project, Springwater was once a railroad line converted to a paved, mostly flat trail that will take us by pioneer cemeteries, various historic sites, wetlands and nature preserves. Along the way, we’ll look at site reclamation and community service projects.  We’ll also review native trees, plants, and birds and discuss how this corridor can be used as an outdoor classroom for your own student field trips by bike.