Tryon Creek State Park
The Friends of Tryon Creek State Park offer educational opportunities at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, an urban forest in southwest Portland. A variety of educational programs investigating different elements of forest ecology are available. The Friends offer morning-only and full-day field trips as well as professional development opportunities for teachers. Field trips consist of indoor, hands-on lessons and longer, trail-based hikes in the forest. Participants must preregister for field trips. Professional development opportunities provide significant time outdoors and are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.