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Discover Nature Festival

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


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 Saturday, September 21, 2019 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:

  • Climbing wall
  • Archery
  • “Wildside” Play Area
  • Fire Fighter Challenge
  • Bike Obstacle Course
  • Fly Casting
  • Watery Wonders
  • Volcano Demonstration
  • Stream Tables
  • Read with a Ranger
  • Leave No Trace
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Healthy Snacks
  • 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!  This year, we’ll be selling $5 raffle tickets for some incredible outdoor prizes.  Stay tuned for details!

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Presenting Media Sponsor:  Mix 100.7
Miller Lumber
PacificSource Health Plans
Visionary Homes
Bruce Abernethy
Central Oregon Health Council
Bend Broadband


September 21, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Riverbend Park
799 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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Suggested Age
New families (birth-2), Preschoolers (2-5), Elementary School, Middle School