Deschutes Children’s Forest is excited to announce that we will be launching our Resource Co-op in October, thanks to generous support from the Diack Ecology Fund. The Resource Co-op is a lending library for field equipment that any teacher or educator in Central Oregon can use to check-out field equipment and tools. Equipment includes field guides, forestry tools, binoculars, water quality test kits, and more! Teachers can check out kits which include aquatics, forest ecology, birding, insect studies, wildlife tracking, and plant studies. The intent of the Resource Co-op was to develop an efficient way for teachers to be able to find field equipment to facilitate outdoor and inquiry-based learning. Click here for more information!