Next Monday Market on Jan. 23, 2017
When children learn to see and appreciate the world around them,
it will benefit their lives and yours.
Pacifica Needs a New Caterpillar
The Caterpillar, Pacifica’s Mobile Science and Nature Center, has taken educational programs TO budget-tight local schools for 15 years, teaching 4,000-5,000 children a year with a fascinating new hands-on program each year. However, due to dry rot of the wooden structural components, this 20-year-old trailer is no longer road-worthy.
Schools have long ago “bought into” the Caterpillar project with both heart and head!
“This is the best hand-on science instruction that we have had visit.” (Wilson Elementary)
Caterpillar programs have the enthusiastic encouragement of local school districts and are carefully aligned with state standards. We have become a highly-visible, mobile “billboard” saying loud and clear “science and nature are fun AND important.”
Show your support for this local grassroots program that works!
Please Make a Donation (large or small) to the
CATERPILLAR FUND, PO Box 1, Williams, OR 97544
Pacifica is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please check your financial planning as 2016 comes to an end, to see if you could benefit from a Tax Deduction while assisting a worthy cause. You would receive eternal gratitude from Pacifica and the thousands of kids whose lives are enhanced by their visit to the Caterpillar’s educational programs. More information: 541-846-1100/www.pacificagarden.org
Monday INDOOR Market resumes Jan. 23 in the Great Hall at Pacifica from 4-6 pm. Call Earlene at 541-659-5608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
There are no outdoor weddings until April, so fishing and hiking activities have no restrictions through the winter (except to stay clear of the Pond House when there are guests).
The property is open for fishing, hiking, and other recreational activities from 7 am until dusk every day, except on event days, when the center is reserved for guests.
The perimeter trails can be used all week and weekend, even on event days–park in the first parking area on the left (West Trailhead) after entering the property.
Please don’t forget to leave a donation to help with maintenance!
This year Pacifica is excited to start working toward real restrooms!
We need community matching funds (your donation is tax-deductible, as Pacifica is a 501(c)(3) non-profit) to start the construction.
Who We Are
Established in December of 1998, Pacifica is located in the beautiful and amazingly bio-diverse Klamath-Siskiyou Region of Southwestern Oregon. Sited in the Applegate/Williams Valley, Pacifica’s total of 540 historic acres are dedicated to providing education about our natural environment while enhancing the learner’s understanding and appreciation of the natural world and how it relates to daily life.
The Narrative of Pacifica: View on YouTube
Our 200 acres of substantially unaltered native habitat (including riparian, Douglas Fir forest, oak savannah and chaparral) serve as a laboratory for study, observation and connection with the natural world and its inhabitants.
Focused on the flora of the Klamath-Siskiyou bio-region, the goal for the garden is plantings based on 5,000 different kinds of trees and other plants from around the world. This collection will be the basis of Pacifica’s living museum.
Our goal is to create experiential learning for all ages through classes, camps and seminars, interactive interpretive trails and natural science outreach to elementary school students.
Community and Arts Center
A 9000 sq. foot building is dedicated to community education, celebrations and gatherings. It also houses the Pacifica Arts Guild and Caterpillar program offices, as well as a recording studio (built by musician Steve Miller) leased by the Dragon Media Group.
14615 Watergap Road
Mail: PO Box 1, Williams, OR 97544