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April 2021

Celebrate Earth Day with film screening of Microplastic Madness

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - April 25 @ 9:00 pm
Free

The Environmental Center and Bendfilm are teaming up to bring you a free screening of Microplastic Madness. Followed by a live panel discussion. Microplastic Madness is an optimistic take on the local and global plastic pollution crisis as told through a refreshing urban youth point of view with an inspiring take action message. The live panel discussion on 4/22 at 6:00PM will help connect global plastic pollution in the oceans to our local Central Oregon actions. Panelists include microplastics scientists…

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Harney County Migratory Bird Festival

April 22 - April 25
$15 – $30

Spend an amazing weekend witnessing the spectacular spring  migration in the Harney Basin of Southeast Oregon. View thousands of migratory birds as they rest and feed in the open spaces of Oregon's  high desert. Held annually in April in Harney County. The Harney County Migratory Bird Festival was first held in 1981 ​to celebrate the large annual migration of birds passing through Harney Basin on the Pacific Flyway. Harney Basin is one of the three most important areas left in…

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Help Our Garden Grow!

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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The Environmental Center's garden staff will be spreading compost and giving away kids Grow Kits from Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA) in our Kansas Avenue Learning Garden.

Stop in to lend a hand, pick up a kit for your child, or both! Volunteers will be helping to spread compost.

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Teafly + Calypsa: Story of the Earth Guardians

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us on Troy Field for a live storytelling session with The Earth Guardians- the larger than life creatures that lead The Environmental Center’s Earth Day Parade every year. This year, in lieu of a parade, you can join the Guardians on Troy Field for a fun, interactive story about the Earth Guardians origins told by local artist Teafly and featuring local drag artist Calypsa as Mother Nature. Costumes are encouraged and there will be plenty of time to interact…

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Virtual Lecture: Reaching for the Sky: Lessons on Forest Canopies from Science

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5

Looming right above our heads is one of the last unexplored frontiers on earth: the forest canopy. During this virtual lecture, Dr. David Anderson, ornithologist and founder of Canopy Watch International, will share recent efforts to grow the art and science of canopy access methods.

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May 2021

Students Speak: A Virtual Watershed Summit

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will once again be coordinating Students Speak: A Watershed Summit to highlight the incredible work of local students who have been learning about our rivers and streams throughout the year. For the 13th year, Students Speak: A Watershed Summit will be entirely virtual. Upper Deschutes Watershed Council will host six different schools on a Zoom meeting and will support students in their work to present their watershed stories, art, science, and songs for their peers, parents,…

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