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Discover Nature Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Presented by the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, Discover Nature Festival offers over 30 outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy! This free event will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11am-3pm at Riverbend Park in Bend. The event is presented in partnership with Bend Park and Recreation District and Deschutes National Forest. A special thank you to the Gear Fix, our Presenting Sponsor, and Mix 100.7, our Media Sponsor!

This year’s activities include:

Gear Repair Station – The Gear Fix, Presenting Sponsor
Climbing Wall – Bend Park and Recreation District
Wild Side Play Area – Bend Park and Recreation District
Fire Fighter Challenge – Deschutes National Forest
Bat Cave – Deschutes National Forest
Every Kid Outdoors – Deschutes National Forest
Read with a Ranger – Deschutes National Forest
Stream Tables – Discover Your Forest and Deschutes National Forest
Bike Obstacle Course – Bend Endurance Academy
Fly Casting Practice – Deschutes Redbands Chapter
Story Walk – Discover Your Forest
Watery Wonders – Upper Deschutes Watershed Council
Skulls, Tracks, and Pelts – High Desert Museum
Nature Mandala – The Environmental Center
The 10 Essentials – Camp Fire Central Oregon
Composting Cornhole and Scavenger Hunt – Camp Tamarack
Got Bugs? – Oregon Parks and Recreation
Crosscut Saw Demonstration – Heart of Oregon Corps
Braintan Leather Demonstration – Wildheart Nature School
Milkweed Planting – Deschutes Land Trust
Birds of Bend – East Cascades Audubon Society
Slacklining – Tula Movement Arts
Health Snacks – OSU-Extension
Obstacle Course – Mosaic Medical
Solar Viewing – Sisters Astronomy Club
Mural Project – Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
Geocaching – Children’s Forest of Central Oregon

PLUS, the Tiny Explorers Zone with:

Butterfly Art – Children’s Forest of Central Oregon
Nature Crowns – Bend Forest School
Mini-Obstacle Course

Other Details:

$5 Raffle Tickets for sale for AWESOME outdoor gear and experiences including rafting trips, summer camp scholarships, High Desert Museum memberships, and much more!
Spanish Interpreters
Food carts
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Phone: (541) 383-5592
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799 SW Columbia
Bend, OR 97702

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