Education

Public Art PDX

Public Art PDX is a free app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that showcases the rich and diverse collection of Public Art on display in and around Portland, Oregon, USA. The map view shows the location of more than 400 works of art in the metro area, from historic statues and fountains to photography, architectural integrations and murals created this year. High-quality images, details about the work, descriptions and artists’ statements are all just a tap away.
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Exploregon

Exploregon is a web-based exploration and education application with a game aspect to engage users to explore their surroundings. Several data sets are used and can be toggled to tailor the application to the interests of the user. Such data sets include: heritage trees, public art, historic buildings and historic sites. Exploregon encourages you to go out and interact with your environment. Using geo-location, Exploregon awards points when you come within range of a site-of-significants (be it a tree or building or art).
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PDX Trees

Each year, the Portland City Council designates trees for Heritage Tree status, based on their age, size, type, historical association and/or horticultural value. There are currently 281 such trees, spread throughout the city: from Forest Park in the West Hills, to the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Old Town/Chinatown, out to Happy Valley and Powell Butte Nature Park in the east; from St. Johns and North Portland, to Sellwood and Reed College in the south. That's a lot of territory to cover.
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