Making Bird Feeders with your Family

June 22, 2021

Sumer is in full swing, and even just spending a quick moment outside brings about many different songs from birds all around. One of the best parts of Summer is being able to see a bird nest high in a tree and knowing they are taking care of their young. This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight […]

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Learning More About Our Night Sky

June 14, 2021

As the weather gets warmer and the sun sets later, it is becoming increasingly popular to stay out at night and look at the stars. Learning about astronomy can be a very engaging way to include your young learners in learning more about the night sky. This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight is about our beautiful […]

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Gardening with Kids at the Environmental Center

June 4, 2021

Spring is officially here, and Summer is right around the corner! One of the best parts of Spring is being able to plant in the garden and watch tiny seeds grow into strong and beautiful plants. Planting in the garden is a simple way to get little ones outside in the sun, and allows them […]

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Leafy Greens in the Garden

May 27, 2021

One of the best parts of growing food in your garden is being able to step outside for a quick snack. Whether it’s picking some berries off the bush, grabbing a pea off the vine, or picking some fresh lettuce leaves for a salad. In our Learning Garden here at The Environmental Center, we have […]

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Finding Worms in the Garden with Student Scientists

May 21, 2021

When playing outside, do you ever see a squirming little worm digging into the dark soil? That is an earth scientist at work! This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight focuses on worms we might find in our garden this spring while planting seeds. We love worms here at The Environmental Center, and being able to allow […]

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Making every day Earth Day

May 13, 2021

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Earth Day with a variety of activities for the public to enjoy and participate in, expanding their love for the Earth. How cool is it that we have an entire day dedicated to our beautiful Mother Earth? Just because April 22nd was declared Earth Day on the calendar does […]

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Creating your own watershed

May 7, 2021

Welcome back to another blog focusing on Lunch Bites from our Children’s Forest of Central Oregon partners! This week’s Lunch Bite highlight is from the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council focusing on… you guessed it… watersheds! UDWC works on restoring and protecting the upper Deschutes River watershed to keep it clean and provide healthy habitats for […]

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Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

April 30, 2021

This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight is from another one of our partners through the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, and it focuses on kids! To be more specific, how absolutely incredible kids are. Camp Fire Central Oregon created this lunch bite with encouraging and uplifting young learners as their focus. Camp Fire Central Oregon centers […]

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Move Like An Animal!

April 9, 2021

Welcome back to another Lunch Bites Blog! This week’s Lunch Bites Highlight is from one of our partners from the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. We are lucky to partner with different organizations in Central Oregon, creating interactive and fun flyers for our students. Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is an organization that focuses on […]

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Learning about Pollinators at Forest Explorers Spring Break Camp

April 5, 2021

This past week we had the wonderful opportunity to teach our Forest Explorers during spring break camp a variety of fun lessons. Pollinators, astronomy, geology, and water were the main topics we explored with our young learners during camp. Our first day focused on a topic that is extremely relevant to springtime: pollinators! Pollinators are […]

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