Virtual Events

Get your feet wet engaging in nature through virtual events. Connect with experts who research, preserve, and protect the wildlife we love and lands we call home.

The events are curated to reflect the educational and outreach mission of the Friends of Tanner Springs:  land and wildlife preservation, park stewardship, urban park sustainability, and community engagement. 

The virtual events listed are in various formats, including Zoom, Facebook, webinars, and discussion panels. Please rely on the organization’s website for updated information and registration requirements. Links to organizations are located below the calendar.


Clark Conservation District’s goal is to assist landowners in developing and implementing conservation practices that protect their county’s valuable natural resources.
Link to on-demand webinars.



Columbia Land Trust conserves and cares for the vital lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region through sound science and strong relationships.
Link to on-demand webinars.


ESRI builds ArcGIS, the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. Combining information, finding patterns, and making connections help customers improve results since 1969 using The Science of Where to see a world others can’t.
Link to on-demand webinars.


The Institute for Applied Ecology conserves native species and habitats through restoration, research, and education, primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern US.
Link to on-demand webinars.


The Johnson Creek Watershed Council was established in 1995 by community members committed to restoring Johnson Creek, a vibrant creek with many challenges. Their mission is to promote restoration and stewardship of a healthy Johnson Creek Watershed through sound science and community engagement.
Link to on-demand webinars.

KS Wild’s mission is to protect and restore wild nature in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California. They promote science-based land and water conservation through policy and community action. They envision a region where local communities enjoy healthy wildlands; clean rivers are teeming with native salmon, and where connected plant and wildlife populations are prepared for climate change.

The Monarch Joint Venture (MIV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and academic programs working together to protect the monarch migration across the United States.
Link to on-demand webinars.


The National Geographic Society supports research, exploration, and conservation in every part of the globe every year.  They focus on key projects that emphasize science, technology, and storytelling to help protect species-at-risk, better understand human history and culture, and conserve our planet’s last wild places.


NAISMA is a network of professionals who implement management programs to prevent the detrimental impacts of invasive species to North America’s lands and waters.
Link to on-demand webinars.

Oregon Natural Desert Association encourages people to get to know the desert and to take steps to conserve these public lands. Their community defends public lands from threats, partners with public and private land managers to preserve natural values, encourages the exploration of wild places, and restores lands and waters to give desert creatures places in which to thrive.
Link to on-demand webinars.



Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener program educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. They are in 27 counties across the state and support thousands of Master Gardener volunteers’ training and education.
Link to on-demand webinars.


The OSU Extension Master Naturalist Program enhances a sense of place and increases knowledge about and connection to the natural environment for all Oregonians. The program provides transformative, science-based, experiential learning in outdoor settings, and it encourages service that protects and supports ecosystems and community wellbeing in Oregon.
Link to on-demand webinars.


Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.
Link to on-demand webinars.


Our mission is to empower the lasting conservation of our great state’s natural resources. Funding statewide conservation since 1981.
Link to on-demand webinars.



Portland Audubon’s passionate and growing community has loved and advocated for Oregon’s wildlife and wild places for more than 100 years. With the help of their vast network of advocates, nature enthusiasts, and partners, they inspire and connect people to nature through various programs grounded in science and learning.
Link to on-demand videos.

Portland State University leads the way to an equitable and sustainable future through academic excellence, urban engagement, and expanding opportunities for all. We pursue excellence through accessibility, innovation, collaboration, engagement, sustainability, and transformation.


River Restoration Northwest is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization. Their mission is to advance the science and standards of practice of river restoration through an interdisciplinary approach.

Science on Tap is an event series based in Portland, OR, where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!
Link to on-demand webinars.


The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world by conserving invertebrates and their habitats.
Link to on-demand webinars.