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Kids On-the-Move: La Pine

La Pine Park and Recreation District 16405 1st Street, La Pine

Bring your family to La Pine Park and Recreation District this summer to get your kids moving, exploring, and learning healthy behaviors. OSU-Extension Nutrition Education Program, La Pine Parks and Recreation District, and the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon are teaming up for 8-weeks of summer programming, targeted at 0-5 year olds and their families. […]

Free

Tiny Explorers: Gettin’ Buggy!

Miller's landing park 80 NW Riverside Blvd., Bend

We will exploring the flower's for insects today. Then we will do a little insect craft using egg cartons. PLEASE BRING CARDBOARD EGG CARTONS if you have them. We will have enough for everyone. Bring blankets and snacks and we will hang after and enjoy the sun and the river side. Join us for our […]

Free

Tiny Explorers: Nature’s Music

Todd Lake Bend

Bring shakers, drums, flutes and I'll have some too and let's listen to the sounds that Todd Lake has to share. It's a little walk from the parking lot so bring strollers. Then we will walk on the trail for a little bit and then park it lakeside and hang out and play some music! […]

Free

Kids in Parks: Wildlife is Everywhere

Barnes Butte Trail 872 NE Combs Flat Rd., Prineville

Come out to the Barnes Butte TRACK Trail for a morning of fun kids activities, all about wildlife. We'll explore the Barnes Butte trails, learn about the animals that live there, and do fun hands-on activities for the whole family. Families will also learn about the Kids in Parks program, have a chance to do […]

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Upstream Explorers Summer Program by UDWC

Various

Join the UDWC for their first ever summer program! This 4-day adventure filled camp will have participants exploring four different locations throughout our watershed. Participants will hike and explore some of our most beautiful sites along streams while engaging in hands-on scientific field studies. This camp will focus on nature and science with a good mix […]

$200

Kids in Parks: Family Fishing Day

Rimrock Park 843 S Main St, Prineville

Join us for a family program for Free Fishing Weekend at Rimrock Park, one of our TRACK Trail sites. Learn to fish, participate in hands-on education activities, and enjoy family time at the park. We'll provide equipment and instruction for new anglers. Recommended for ages 4-10 with parent or guardian. This is event is offered […]

Free

Kids in Parks: Latino Outdoors Hike

Willow Creek Canyon Trail

Join Latino Outdoors and the Children's Forest of Central Oregon for a fun family hike at the Willow Creek Canyon Trail in Madras.  We'll hike about 3 miles, round trip, enjoying the sites and sounds along the way, and doing some fun family activities. Learn more about the event at the Latino Outdoors: Bend/Central Oregon Facebook […]

Free

Out of School Innovation Project Workshop

Hollinshead Park 1235 NE Jones RD., Bend

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon STEM Hub are teaming up to offer a series of workshops for out-of-school program providers focused on integrating outdoor learning and STEM into youth programs. Tuesday, September 3 at Hollinshead Barn (Bend) 9:30-12:00     Habitat Investigations with the Environmental Center See link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEQuNzh6zd7lPVal4tH7qNKDw6CkIxQEDF7k7ee09h8NRwEg/viewform […]

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Out of School Innovation Project

OSU-Cascades Campus 1500 SW Chandler Ave, Bend

The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and the Central Oregon STEM Hub are teaming up to offer a series of workshops for out-of-school program providers focused on integrating outdoor learning and STEM into youth programs. Thursday, September 5 at Bend Science Station (OSU-Cascades Campus, Bend) 9:30-12:30     Under Pressure with Bend Science Station The outdoor […]

Free

Tiny Explorer’s: Nature Play Dough

Shevlin Park NW Shevlin Park Rd, Bend

Bring your beautiful selves and maybe some kitchen rolling pins and trays and we are going to play with nature play dough! Join us for our FREE Tiny Explorers series in Bend. Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones in nature starting at a […]

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