Frequently Asked Questions
What subscription packages do you offer?
We offer a 1-issue, 3-issue, and 6-issue subscriptions for families living or traveling to the Portland, Oregon area. Packets are delivered monthly, except in winter, when we offer a 1 special Dec-Jan winter packet. The 6-issue subscription is our best deal!
Do I have to use the adventure packet on the month that I receive it?
We know that time can fly by some months. We make our maps and stickers in a way that makes them useful for parents at any time of the year. We also include many activities in our field guides that can be explored from home, whether or not your family has time to hike. We have found that some kids also enjoy coloring on the maps before they use them in ways that allow them to use their imagination.
How are Super Nature Adventures packets created?
We take the process of creating each month's adventure very seriously. Each packet includes a period of research, scouting alone and with kids, and testing with a kid. The materials for each packet are thoroughly researched by Bryna Campbell and Mike Murawski, Portland area parents who also happen to have PhDs with a background in the arts and education. All the material is hand-illustrated by Mike Murawski, whose other drawings can be found on Instagram at @rootsdesignpnw. You can learn more about why we started Super Nature Adventures by clicking on Our Story.
Why do you only offer subscriptions for the Portland area?
As Portlanders, we want to offer busy families who might not be able to travel beyond the metropolitan area and opportunity to explore nature more closely with their kids. Portland, Vancouver, WA, and the other neighboring suburbs offer an amazing array of parks for nature exploration at any time of year. As we grow, we hope to expand to other areas in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
What is the recommended age range for Super Nature Adventure subscriptions?
Generally speaking, we have made our products with kids ages 4-9 in mind. However, because every child has a different level of hiking expertise and a different set of, we don’t specify an age for our subscriptions.
Can I use Super Nature Adventures Maps in the rainy season?
Absolutely! Our Adventure Maps are made with Rite in the Rain waterproof paper, and our stickers are made of waterproof vinyl, so that you can take them out in any weather.
Do you send your subscriptions in winter too?
You bet! There's so much to see in the winter habitats in Portland. However, because December can be especially hectic for many families, instead of a regular monthly packet, subscribers get a special Dec-Jan packet that covers both months.
What items are included in a subscription packet?
We carefully select every item to insure a fun and rewarding hands-on learning experience. Our packages include: a waterproof Adventure Map with vinyl scavenger stickers for exploring the trail in detail, a 16-page Field Guide filled with fun activities and information related to the trail to extend learning and support creativity, a fun "Code of the Trail" for your budding Super Nature Hero to help with stress of family hikes, a Nature Hero Sticker, and a letter for parents with lots of useful tips & info about the trail.
What kinds of online educational information and material can I access on your website?
We post regularly with information on our blog that we also share on our newsletter (sign up at the bottom of the page). You can also follow us on our Instagram page (@supernatureadventures), or "like" us at our facebook page for news about trails, photos of "super nature finds," bits of nature wisdom from famous Nature Heroes, and more.
I’m visiting Portland for a vacation. Can I use Super Nature Adventures?
Yes! When you order, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org about the timing of your trip and we’ll send you an adventure suited for that season.
When are subscriptions shipped?
We ship the subscriptions at the beginning of each month.
Do you offer subscriptions for anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest?
Not yet, but we have some plans to expand in the future.
What payment system do you use?
We use Square, an established, trusted third party, which accepts all major credit cards.