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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

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 […]

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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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Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure

High Desert Museum 59800 US-97, Bend

This four-hour workshop will teach families about the Oregon spotted frog, watershed health and activities to protect the riparian ecosystem. This workshop is for families with kids between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. It will include hands-on science and art activities, a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and a […]

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The Great Drake Park Duck Race

Drake Park 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend

The Children's Forest of Central Oregon is proud to be a beneficiary of the 2019 Great Drake Park Duck Race!  The 2019 Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th starting at 11am at Drake Park. The Duck Race is an ongoing annual fundraiser organized by all four Bend area Rotary clubs. […]

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Tiny Explorer’s: Dance Like the Trees

Larkspur Park 1700 SE Reed Market Rd, Bend

Put on your dancing shoes because we are going to free form dance with all the trees in this park today! 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 young […]

Free

Oregon Spotted Frog Stewardship Adventure

High Desert Museum 59800 US-97, Bend

This four-hour workshop will teach families about the Oregon spotted frog, watershed health and activities to protect the riparian ecosystem. This workshop is for families with kids between the ages of 7 and 10 years old. It will include hands-on science and art activities, a field trip to an Oregon spotted frog habitat and a […]

Free