Community Education at the ELC

We invite everyone in the community to join in the fun at the Environmental Learning Center!

Whether you want to learn how to attract wildlife to your garden, practice yoga in a Zen-like setting, or gaze at the stars with Rose City Astronomers, we offer a variety of events and classes that bring the community together to enjoy what the Environmental Learning Center has to offer.

Our current offerings:

Wildlife & Water Friendly Gardens Series

The Environmental Learning Center presents a free workshop series for anyone interested in home gardening for wildlife and water quality.

Theme: Successful Gardening in Times of Climate Change

Learn to adapt your gardening practices to meet the challenge of changing climate conditions.

When: Fridays, Jan. 21-March 4, 2022
Time: Noon-12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Zoom - Sign up for one or all of the below sessions!

Each week, professional landscapers and water quality experts will share their expertise with you! There will be plenty of time for discussion, so come prepared with your garden questions.

Schedule of Programs

  • Jan 21: Garden with Less Water
  • Jan. 28: Birds in Your Garden
  • Feb. 4: Healthy Trees
  • Feb. 11: Non-chemical Pest Control
  • Feb. 18: Scrumptious Soil for Watershed Wellness
  • Feb. 25: Permeable Hardscapes
  • March 4: Non-chemical Weed Control

Register Now

Special thanks to our sponsor, Clackamas Water Environment Services, and our community partners, North Clackamas Watersheds Council, Oak Lodge Water Services, Oregon City Public Works, and Clackamas River Water Providers.

If you have questions about this series, email

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently hosting and in-person yoga class or Haggart Observatory viewings. Check back frequently for updates on in-person offerings at the ELC.