The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is an exciting initiative with the goal to address “Nature Deficit Disorder” and move children, in age appropriate activities, from curiosity to awareness, understanding and ultimately engagement. As the first nationally recognized Children’s Forest in the Pacific Northwest, this dynamic coalition has developed the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon for the benefit of healthy minds, healthy bodies and healthy forests.
Our Mission: The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon provides a network of outdoor places and programs dedicated to moving all children along a continuum of learning, exploration and healthy living through engagement with nature.
Our Vision: Envision a world in which every child is inspired by nature to become a healthy individual and create a sustainable future. The graphic below captures what we call our “Stepping Stones” approach of moving children and youth along a continuum.