April marks the fourth year since we created our very first hand illustrated trail packet for families in the Portland. When we began, we had a simple vision.
We were scholars and educators who were unsatisfied with the kinds of trail-related material that we were finding for our little one. So we set forth with a challenge: make incredible interpretive material that would connect with and engage with him and other kids.
We drew from our experiences as creatives and educators, our knowledge of pedagogy, and our parenting backgrounds to develop our high impact illustration and place based, hands-on material that you find in the material we make for the Portland Explorers Club.
Since we began this business, we have seen a broad need for this kind of impactful interpretive material. Within in the past year, we have been responding to this need by shifting our focus more towards custom illustration and partnerships with with other purpose driven businesses and organizations.
Through this process, we have recognized there is a more formal pivot in our business that we need to make. And we are really excited to share it with you to share it with you in this post!
Did you know that Super Nature Adventures has a longtime partnership with the non-profit organization, Friends of the Columbia Gorge? Since the summer of 2018, we’ve been working with them in a variety of capacities.
We’ve worked with them to host kid-centered group hikes at Bridal Veil Falls and Steigerwald Lake National Refuge. We’ve done family activities at their member events. And we donate a dollar of every sale from our Steigerwald Lake Family Trail Packet and our Bridal Veil Falls Family Trail Packet to the organization.
Why Friends of the Columbia Gorge?
The Friends of the Columbia Gorge is an organization that came on our radar after the Eagle Creek wildfire in 2017. Like so many of us living in Pacific Northwest, we were shocked and saddened when we heard the news of the wildfire and were seeking out ways to be useful in the recovery efforts (see our blog post from that time about talking to kids about wildfires).
Bryna R. Campbell