Childrens' Forest of Central Oregon

Discover Nature Days

img_1398Presented by the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon partners, Discover Nature Days are free family events throughout Central Oregon that connect children and families to the wonder of nature.

Summer 2017 Events

Bring your family to a different park each week for an interactive experience and learn, play and have fun in nature! Recommended for ages 5-10, with family, but all ages are welcome.  Free!

Bend Events

Thursdays, July 13-August 17, 11 am – 12 noon

July 13: Hillside Park

Special Ops Survivors presented by Wildheart Nature School. Learn to navigate the world of unpredictability while playing team games and practicing survival skills in nature.

July 20: Ponderosa Park

What’s all the BUZZ About? presented by Discover Your Forest. Meet and greet the local buzzing, burrowing, and creeping bugs of our forests through science activities, stories, and games.

July 27: Pine Ridge Park

Birds of Prey presented by High Desert Museum. Experience an up close encounter with a raptor, learn about its amazing adaptations, and play a game about bird migration.

August 3: Larkspur Park

Predators and Prey with The Environmental Center. Have fun learning about the diverse animals that call Central Oregon home through exciting games and interactive science activities!

August 10: Shevlin Park

Watery Wonders presented by Upper Deschutes Watershed Council. Explore the watery wonders of Tumalo Creek, collect and identify stream critters, and learn about what makes a healthy stream.

August 17: Sawyer Park

Amphibious Adventure! presented by Sunriver Nature Center. Jump into the wet and wild world of your favorite amphibian! We’ll explore the life of frogs and their relationship with wetland ecosystems.

La Pine Events

July 11, 11:00 am-12:00 noon:  Finley Butte Park

What’s all the BUZZ About? presented by Discover Your Forest. Meet and greet the local buzzing, burrowing, and creeping bugs of our forests through science activities, stories, and games.

August 1, 11:00 am-12:00 noon:  Finley Butte Park

Predators and Prey with Sunriver Nature Center. Have fun learning about the diverse animals that call Central Oregon home through exciting games and interactive science activities!

Madras Events

July 18, 11:00 am-12:00 noon:  Friendship Park (Westside School)

Watery Wonders with Middle Deschutes Watershed Council.  Check out stream critters, learn about what makes a healthy stream, and get your hands dirty designing the perfect stream.

August 8, 11:00 am-12:00 noon:  Juniper Hills Park

Birds of Prey presented by High Desert Museum. Experience an up close encounter with a raptor, learn about its amazing adaptations, and play a game about bird migration.

Prineville Events

July 25, 11:15 am-12:15 pm:  Ochoco Creek Park – Creation Station

Birds of Prey presented by High Desert Museum. Experience an up close encounter with a raptor, learn about its amazing adaptations, and play a game about bird migration.

August 15, 11:00 am-12:00 pm:  Crooked River Wetland Complex

Watery Wonders with Discover Your Forest.  Check out stream critters, learn about what makes a healthy stream, and get your hands dirty designing the perfect stream.

Redmond Events

July 21, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm:  Redmond Library

Habitat Heroes with Children’s Forest of Central Oregon.  Learn about what makes healthy habitat for wildlife and how you can help.

August 4, 10:00-11:00 am:  West Canyon Rim Park

Predators and Prey with The Environmental Center. Have fun learning about the diverse animals that call Central Oregon home through exciting games and interactive science activities!

Stay tuned for more events coming in Fall 2017, including Puddlestompers – a new program for ages 3-5!