Explore More at Pritchard Park is an interdepartmental collaboration to activate Pritchard Park through spaces, services, and programs related to environmental education and STEAM learning. It includes outdoor natural play areas, a collection of nature backpacks for kids and families, a series of environmental programs, and a selection of tools, equipment, and resources for citizen science. Citizen Science is the collaboration between the scientific community and the general public, who collect and share data about the natural world.

Check out the upcoming programs below! For programs geared specifically toward kids, click here.

 

  • Maintaining Healthy Trees
    February 29, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    Get professional advice from a certified arborist about caring for your trees. You'll learn good maintenance practices like mulching and pruning. We'll also cover the potential problems faced by trees in our region, including disease, pests, and soil compaction.

    About the presenter: Craig Nishimoto is a local arborist, certified by the International Society of Arborists. He is also qualified by the ISA in Tree Risk Assessment. His company, The Treeist, has been in business since 2013. Craig has earned a reputation for his expertise, honesty, and integrity in advising local residents about trees on their property.

    Meeting Room B
  • Volunteer Day
    March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    - Meet fellow gardening and plant enthusiasts as we work in teams to eliminate invasive plants like wisteria, Japanese honeysuckle, English ivy, and microstegium (aka Japanese stiltgrass). Volunteers can enjoy free coffee, water, snacks, and the knowledge that their hard work is helping the park.

    The idea is to promote greater diversity of native plants and animals, beautify Pritchard Park, and create a healthier ecosystem for visitors to enjoy.

    Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, cap or hat, work gloves, sunscreen, and your favorite weeding and pruning tools. We’ll have a few extra tools for use, as well. We’ll meet at the lower parking lot, break into groups, and tackle different sections of the park. Come make a difference!

  • Volunteer Day
    May 30, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    - Meet fellow gardening and plant enthusiasts as we work in teams to eliminate invasive plants like wisteria, Japanese honeysuckle, English ivy, and microstegium (aka Japanese stiltgrass). Volunteers can enjoy free coffee, water, snacks, and the knowledge that their hard work is helping the park.

    The idea is to promote greater diversity of native plants and animals, beautify Pritchard Park, and create a healthier ecosystem for visitors to enjoy.

    Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, cap or hat, work gloves, sunscreen, and your favorite weeding and pruning tools. We’ll have a few extra tools for use, as well. We’ll meet at the lower parking lot, break into groups, and tackle different sections of the park. Come make a difference!

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