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: Uniting our community to inspire lifelong connections to nature for all kids
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.
– Promote equitable access to outdoor experiences
– Inspire kids and families to spend more time in nature
– Improve health outcomes in youth and families through engagement with nature