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Snuggling up to nature

Metro offers family friendly summer activities

Children can get closer to nature during a summertime series offered by Metro. Kids can touch, smell and study nature in activities with other children led by Metro naturalists and volunteers. Cost is $11 per family. Bring a sack lunch.

The Family Nature Explorers includes:

•Nature games at Oxbow Regional Park, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Stayin' alive: Fire by friction, also at Oxbow, on Saturday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Bug bonanza at Graham Oaks Nature Park, Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•River exploration at Oxbow, Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To register: oregonmetro.gov/calendar.