CENTRAL OREGON- Beginning next Saturday, The Deschutes Children’s Forest and the Deschutes National Forest invite you to join them for two special events that encourage play and exploration in the outdoors.
On Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Deschutes Children’s Forest will be hosting a Discover Nature Day at Cline Falls State Park, near Redmond. The event is free.
Activities for the day will include stream exploration, visiting with birds of prey, playing games, learning plant ecology, tracking wildlife, and creative play in nature.
A second Discover Nature Day with similar activities will be hosted at Shevlin Park, near Bend, on Saturday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information, go to the Deschutes Children’s Forest website for the event link: http://deschuteschildrensforest.org/discover-nature-days-coming-soon/.
Or contact Katie Chipko, Deschutes Children’s Forest Coordinator at 541-383-5592.
The Deschutes Children’s Forest’s goal is to address “Nature Deficit Disorder” and move children, in age appropriate activities, from curiosity to awareness, understanding and ultimately engagement. Several partners from Central Oregon are a part of the Deschutes Children’s Forest.
The Deschutes Children’s Forest seeks to engage every child in Central Oregon to wonders, magic, science, and adventure of nature and to expand the reach of environmental educational programs offered to schools and provide funding and resources that make bringing children outside to learn easier.