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Discover Nature Day: Wildlife Tracking

Rockridge Park NE 18th Street and Egypt Drive, Bend

Wildlife Tracking presented by Discover Your Forest.  Search for wildlife tracks while learning about the adaptations of high desert dwellers and playing fun games. Ages 5-10. Free!

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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. Dates: Tuesdays, July 10-August […]

Free

Tiny Explorers: Nature Paints

Shevlin Park NW Shevlin Park Rd, Bend

Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend, offered on Thursdays in July from 10-11am.  Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones outdoors starting at a young age.  The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years […]

Free

Deschutes Land Trust – Kid’s Butterfly Walk

Metolious Preserve OR

Explore the delicate and beautiful world of butterflies with the Deschutes Land Trust and Amanda Egertson and family. Bring your family to the Metolius Preserve for a special kids butterfly walk led by kids! Butterfly guru Amanda Egertson and her kids, Lucy (11) and Eli (9), will lead an exploration of native butterflies, their identification, […]

Free

Discover Nature Day: Special Ops Survivors

Hillside Park NW Hillside Park Drive, Bend

Special Ops Survivors presented by Wildheart Nature School.  Learn to navigate the world of unpredictability while playing team games and practicing survival skills in nature. Ages 5-10. Free!

Tiny Explorers: Let’s Get Sandy

Farewell Bend Park 1000 SW Reed Market Rd, Bend

Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend, offered on Thursdays in July from 10-11am.  Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones outdoors starting at a young age.  The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years […]

Free

Discover Nature Days – Beautiful Butterflies!

Bean Park Madras 686 East B St, Madras

Beautiful Butterflies presented by Children's Forest of Central Oregon. Butterflies are important pollinators with a fascinating life-cycle. Come learn about their stages of life, and some of the fascinating journeys of our beautiful butterfly friends. Ages 5-10! Free

Free

Discover Nature Day: Life in Cold Blood

Stone Creek Park 61531 SE Stone Creek Lane, Bend

Life in Cold Blood presented by High Desert Museum.  Explore the habitat of reptiles, learn about their amazing adaptations, and experience an up-close encounter with these cold-blooded creatures.  Ages 5-10. Free!

Tiny Explorer’s: Sounds of Nature

Cascade Lakes Welcome Station 18390 Century Drive, Bend

Join us for our spring Tiny Explorers series in Bend, offered on Thursdays in July from 10-11am.  Tiny Explorers encourages new parents to kickstart a healthy life enjoying the outdoors by getting their little ones outdoors starting at a young age.  The program is targeted at new families with infants and toddlers, from birth to 3 years […]

Free

22nd Annual Deschutes River Clean-Up

Riverbend Park 799 SW Columbia St, Bend

The Deschutes River Clean-Up is a special day for watershed stewards of all ages to give back to the river. The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council coordinates the Deschutes River Clean-Up each year to engage business partners, river users, and community members in hands-on stewardship activities on the Deschutes River.  Recreation use of the river has […]