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Kids in Parks: Latino Outdoors Hike

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Latino Outdoors and the Children's Forest of Central Oregon for a fun family hike at the Willow Creek Canyon Trail in Madras.  We'll hike about 3 miles, round trip, enjoying the sites and sounds along the way, and doing some fun family activities. Learn more about the event at the Latino Outdoors: Bend/Central Oregon Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2135121913414935/  

Out of School Innovation Project Workshop

September 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon STEM Hub are teaming up to offer a series of workshops for out-of-school program providers focused on integrating outdoor learning and STEM into youth programs. Tuesday, September 3 at Hollinshead Barn (Bend) 9:30-12:00     Habitat Investigations with the Environmental Center See link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEQuNzh6zd7lPVal4tH7qNKDw6CkIxQEDF7k7ee09h8NRwEg/viewform Questions? Contact Katie Chipko at (541) 383-5592 or katie@childrensforestco.org.

Out of School Innovation Project

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon STEM Hub are teaming up to offer a series of workshops for out-of-school program providers focused on integrating outdoor learning and STEM into youth programs. Thursday, September 5 at Bend Science Station (OSU-Cascades Campus, Bend) 9:30-12:30     Under Pressure with Bend Science Station The outdoor learning and STEM workshops will focus on kits and curriculum developed for out-of-school youth programs, and participants will have access to kit delivery and coaching…

Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This four-hour workshop will teach families about the Oregon spotted frog, watershed health and activities to protect the riparian ecosystem. This workshop is for families with kids between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. It will include hands-on science and art activities, a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and a stewardship project. Free to attend, but registration required. See site link below to register!

The Great Drake Park Duck Race

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Children's Forest of Central Oregon is proud to be a beneficiary of the 2019 Great Drake Park Duck Race!  The 2019 Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th starting at 11am at Drake Park. The Duck Race is an ongoing annual fundraiser organized by all four Bend area Rotary clubs. Since 1989, the race has generated over one million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need. Bring the whole family…

Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This four-hour workshop will teach families about the Oregon spotted frog, watershed health and activities to protect the riparian ecosystem. This workshop is for families with kids between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. It will include hands-on science and art activities, a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and a stewardship project. Event is free to attend, but registration is required. See link below to register!

Duck Race River Cleanup

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Children's Forest of Central Oregon and Upper Deschutes Watershed Council for a fun afternoon of giving back to the river.  We'll meet at Miller's Landing Park and head downstream to pick up garbage (and rubber ducks!) in Mirror Pond.  Families need to bring their own kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards, and should be able to paddle back upriver. Contact Katie Chipko at katie@childrensforestco.org or 541-383-5592 with questions.  Space is limited and registration is required:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duck-race-river-cleanup-tickets-67034232193

Discover Nature Festival

September 21 @ 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…

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