799 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR 97702
The Children’s Forest of Central Oregon presents Discover Nature Festival featuring over 35 nature education, outdoor recreation, and health and wellness activities. Bring your whole family out for a fun day to connect with nature, play fun outdoor games, practice outdoor skills, and spend time together.
Presented in partnership with Bend Park and Recreation District and U.S. Forest Service.
OUTDOOR RECREATION ZONE
Sponsored by The Gear Fix
-Canoe Tours with Wanderlust Tours
-Bike Rodeo Obstacle Course with Bend Endurance Academy and Hutch’s Bicycles
-Archery with Bend Parks and Recreation District
-Compass Skills with REI
-Fly Casting Practice with Trout Unlimited
-Plus much more!
NATURE EXPLORATION ZONE
-Stream Exploration with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
-Volcano Demonstration with Discover Your Forest
-Birds of Prey and Reptiles with Sunriver Nature Center
-Telescopes with Sunriver Observatory
-Skulls, Pelts, and Tracks with High Desert Museum
-Story Time in the Teepee with Deschutes County Library
HEALTH AND WELLNESS ZONE
Sponsored by Mix100.7
-Healthy Snacks with OSU-Extension
-Health Activities with Mosaic Medical
-Outdoor Family Photo Booth
-Fire Fighter Challenge with Deschutes National Forest
-Wild Side with Bend Park and Recreation District
Plus food carts, games, arts and crafts, and more!
All activities are free and fun for all ages and abilities!