Places to Learn and Explore
The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is not specific to any one place; rather, it is a network of places and programs focused on moving youth along a continuum towards greater awareness, engagement and participation in the outdoors. The map below includes sites all across Central Oregon that are appropriate for field experiences or exploration as a family.
Read details about all of our places, or search with the field at the top right of the header.
Additional Resources for Families
Below are great resources that explain the benefits of outdoor play and learning, or provide guidance on how to make outdoor activities a part of your family’s everyday schedule.
- Children and Nature Network
- Center for Eco-Literacy
- Clearing Magazine
- Growing Up WILD
- Earth Day Network
- The Great Backyard Bird Count
- Lets Move!
- National Wildlife Federation – Activity Finder
- Nature Rocks – by the Nature Conservancy
- No Child Left Inside Coalition
- One More Generation
- Play Again: Outstanding documentary about the need for children to connect with nature