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NEW DATE: Spring Into Nature Festival

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm



The Spring Into Nature Festival will now be held on Friday, June 14 from 4:00-7:00 pm.


Join the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon and our partners for the Spring Into Nature Festival in Madras this May!  The Spring Into Nature Festival celebrates the many 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 more about the natural world.  The event is made possible by 15 community partners – see the list of activities below.

Friday, June 14
4:00-7:00 pm
Sahalee Park, Madras

Performance by Jefferson Greene, a cultural artist born and raised on the Warm Springs reservation.  Jefferson is deeply involved in his ancient Columbia Plateau culture, its ceremonies, and practices.  He is a teacher of language, legends, song, dance, weaving, acrylic painting, and necklace/bracelet/earring making.

Ongoing Activities
Bird House Building with Oregon State Parks
Fire Prevention Obstacle Course with Ochoco National Forest
Warm Springs Culture and Lifeways with High Desert ESD
Bird Feeders with Camp Fire Central Oregon
Monarch Butterfly Crafts and Plantings with Deschutes Land Trust
Nature Puzzles with Think Wild
Native Wildflowers with Discover Your Forest
Bucket Ball Toss with Mosaic Medical
Wildlife Skulls with The Environmental Center
Night Sky Activities with DarkSky Oregon
TBD with Family Resource Center
Fish Printing and Six Essentials with Cub Scout Pack 58
Farmers Market for Children with Jefferson County Public Health
Craft with Bureau of Labor and Industries
Nature Treasure Hunt and Art Activity with the Children’s Forest


June 14
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Sahalee Park
1-99 SE 7th St
Madras, OR 97741 United States


Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
View Organizer Website