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Discover Nature Festival is returning in 2022!  Discover Nature Festival celebrates the diversity of ways that we all connect with nature. The event will provide something for everyone, including nature arts and crafts, STEM activities, outdoor recreation, music, food, and more. Bring your family out to try a new outdoor activity, connect with amazing community organizations, and learn how we can all help take care of our environment and community. The event is made possible by 20+ community partners, including Bend Park and Recreation District and Deschutes National Forest.  A huge thank you to our presenting sponsor, The Gear Fix!



Saturday, September 17
11 am-3 pm
NEW LOCATION:  Alpenglow Park, Bend
61049 SE 15th Street


Happening All Day…

  • Climbing Wall with Bend Park and Recreation District
  • Archery with Bend Park and Recreation District
  • Fire Fighter Challenge and Fire Truck with U.S. Forest Service
  • Bouldering Lessons and Games with Vámonos Outside
  • DIY Kite Building with the Central Oregon STEM Hub
  • Braintan Leather Demonstration with Wildheart Nature School
  • Edible Plant Sensory Activity with Bend Urban Garden
  • Welcoming Fall with Juntos Aprendemos
  • Pine cone Bird Feeders with Think Wild
  • The 10 Essentials with Camp Fire Central Oregon
  • Nature Pop-Up Poems with Deschutes County Library
  • Story Walk with Discover Your Forest
  • Milkweed Seed Planting with Deschutes Land Trust
  • Mud Play with Bend Forest School
  • Nature Banners with Wondery Art and Adventure School
  • Solar System Walk with Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
  • Birding with East Cascades Audubon Society
  • Fly Casting Instruction with Trout Unlimited
  • Bird Beak Buffet with Oregon State Parks
  • Slow Race and Helmet Fitting with Commute Options
  • Bike Obstacle Course with Cascadia Junior Cycling
  • Composting and Worms! with the Green Leadership Coalition
  • Health Trivia with Deschutes County Public Health
  • Treasure Hunt with the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
  • Food trucks

Special Performances

12:00 Music with Mo Phillips. This genre bouncing, body shakin’, good time performance has a bit of everything. Mo’s approach is very collaborative, with the audience helping to create songs together.



1:00 Hula Hoop dancing with Lindsi Kay. Come and learn skills and “hoop tricks”, while awakening creativity and physical expression.



There is limited parking at Alpenglow Park. We encourage families to use alternative forms of transportation. A shuttle will run between overflow parking at Caldera High School (0.5 miles away) and Alpenglow Park.  Attendees can also park along Caldera Drive on the north end of Caldera’s campus.  

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor