Camps, Classes and Programs

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Volunteer OpportunitiesKids in field experience program looking through binocularsJackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is your go to location for nature-based camps, classes and programs in Hillsboro! Whether you are a parent looking or a summer camp for your child, a school teacher planning a field trip or an adult who wants to learn more about bird watching, we have something for everyone! 

  • Camps
    Check out our  summer camp information for kids ages 4 - 18.
  • Lunch with the Birds
    Join Jackson Bottom staff and volunteers every Wednesday, January through June, from noon to 1 pm. Learn local wildlife identification tips and natural history facts.
  • Morning Bird Song Walks
    Develop and hone your ability to identify bird songs by making a commitment of one hour per week on Thursdays, during the months of April and May when our resident birds begin singing a lot. 
  • Service Projects
    Support Hillsboro Parks & Recreation by volunteering for a habitat enhancement or park beautification project.
  • Sunset Sit & Moonrise Smile
    Once a month make time in your day to relax and take in the eastern sky as the sun sets and the moon rises. Join us thirty minutes before sunset at select City of Hillsboro park sites. A Parks & Recreation naturalist will be on hand to help you tune in to the many wonderful events that happen as day passes into night.
  • Wetlands Individual Leadership Development (WILD Program)
    Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve offers volunteer counselor opportunities for their WILD Program (Wetlands Individual Leadership Development). This is a great volunteer opportunity for students who love the outdoors and enjoy working with children.

Cancellations & Other School Program Policies: Groups that fail to show up on the day of their reservation will be billed for the full program fee. Cancellations must be made in writing at least 14 days in advance.


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