Volunteer-Landscape Analysis and Programming Workshop

  • Sun, Mar 13, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals

    26385 Northwest Groveland Drive
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
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Join us for a half day workshop at the museum where we will learn more about the history of the museum’s outdoor spaces and think about their future.  This is a participative workshop where you will help assess WHAT the opportunities and constraints of the site are, before thinking about HOW to make the most of them.  


First, we will walk around the outdoor spaces near the museum buildings and talk about the goals for the design of the landscape, which include improving the visitor arrival experience and outdoor teaching and learning. Then we will do a site analysis exercise to map places in the landscape where it is wet or dry, quiet or noisy, sunny or shady, windy or calm.  With this information we will brainstorm possible specific outdoor elements that make sense for supporting our design goals on the site. These elements are called the site program. By the end of the workshop, participants will have identified areas of agreement about WHAT the future of the museum landscape could be and HOW to achieve this through the design process.  The workshop will be facilitated by local landscape architect Cathy Corlett.  


This is an all ages event. Children are welcome, accompanied by a responsible adult.  Please dress for the weather and bring your own water and snacks.  Participant limit: 10. 


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Date & Time

Sun, Mar 13, 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals

26385 Northwest Groveland Drive
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Rice NW Museum

The Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world. The Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its unique architectural style, natural stonework, and the extraordinary native Oregon woodwork found throughout the building.  


Our mission is to engage, inspire, and educate on the wonder and complexity of our earth. 

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