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International Polar Bear Day

February 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 03:00pm
The Oregon Zoo invites the community to celebrate International Polar Bear Day as a day of action to reduce carbon emissions.  Saving energy can slow and even reverse global warming, which causes sea ice to melt. Polar bears need sea ice to survive.  At the zoo, visitors...

Common mosses

February 21, 2015 - 01:30pm to 04:00pm
Mosses are some of the most ancient plants, having survived ice ages and mass extinctions. On this walk in the woods, search for specimens to identify and understand. The program will include an overview of the history of moss and the way humans use moss...

Introduction to lichens

January 24, 2015 - 01:00pm to 03:00pm
Lichens are all around, living on trees, rocks, houses and sidewalks. On this walk, learn the natural history of lichens and techniques to identify them. Common lichens and sensitive species of the area will be identified in this hands-on walk...

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