Childrens' Forest of Central Oregon


Discover Nature Festival 2018

Presented by the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, Discover Nature Festival offers over 30 outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy!  This free event is on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11am-3pm at Riverbend Park in Bend.  The event is presented in partnership with Bend Park and Recreation District and Deschutes National Forest.

Activities include:

  • Outdoor Gear Repair Station with the Gear Fix
  • Climbing wall
  • Archery
  • “Wildside” Play Area
  • Fire Fighter Challenge
  • Bike Obstacle Course
  • Fly Casting
  • Watery Wonders
  • Story Walk by the River
  • Stream Tables
  • Read with a Ranger
  • Leave No Trace
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Slacklining
  • Telescopes
  • Migratory Bird Run
  • Birds of Bend
  • Energy in Motion
  • Rocks of Central Oregon
  • Animal Encounter
  • Skulls, Tracks, and Pelts
  • Nature Mandala
  • Natural Dyes and Weaving
  • Fish Prints
  • And more!

Plus – food carts and information about the Children’s Forest and other outdoor programs for kids in the community!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Outdoor Recreation Zone Sponsor

Nature Exploration Zone Sponsor

Three Sisters Sponsor

Broken Top Sponsors