DREAM BOLDLY: The Grand AdvenChair at Open Space

Open Space Event Studios 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend, OR, United States

Local Bend adventurer Geoff Babb, a survivor of two strokes, takes years to perfect an all-terrain human-powered wheelchair, culminating in a rigorous 4-day expedition down and back out of the Grand Canyon, with a ripple effect on others from its creation—access to nature previously out of reach. Sometimes one bold dream can change the world for…

“Shark Heart” in Real Life – The Science of Studying Sharks

Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall St., Bend, OR, United States

Learn about sharks and current research with Dr. Alexandra McInturf. Sharks play a critical role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems in Oregon and around the world. Yet, considered "dangerous" by popular media and threatened by human activity worldwide, these organisms have faced global population declines. Dr. Alexandra McInturf has been studying shark species worldwide for the…

“Shark Heart” in Real Life – The Science of Studying Sharks-Sisters Library

Deschutes Public Library - Sisters 110 N Cedar St, Sisters, OR, United States

Learn about sharks and current research with Dr. Alexandra McInturf. Sharks play a critical role in maintaining vibrant ecosystems in Oregon and around the world. Yet, considered "dangerous" by popular media and threatened by human activity worldwide, these organisms have faced global population declines. Dr. Alexandra McInturf has been studying shark species worldwide for the…

Free Home Energy Assessment Program Community Launch

The Environmental Center 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend, OR

RSVP HERE! Do you work with a Community Organization in Central Oregon? Are you a local elected official in Central Oregon? Come learn about how your constituents can benefit from The Environmental Center's brand new Free Home Energy Assessment Program. We are teaming up with Energy Trust of Oregon to provide free home energy assessments…

Vision Roadshow: Drake-to-Juniper Event

The Commons Cafe and Taproom 875 NW BROOKS ST., Bend, OR, United States

Since the release of the five-year Vision Action Plan, Envision Bend has been working with vision lead partners to align efforts, spark action, and track collective progress. In the coming months, Envision Bend will be hosting a Summer Vision Roadshow at various coffee shops and breweries around town for the community to learn more about…

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Bend Pride

Drake Park 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend, OR, United States

Join in the ongoing fight for equality and celebrate love, diversity, and resilience at Central Oregon's largest annual 2SLGBTQIA+ Pride event! Hosting a booth at Summer Pride festival, in Drake Park, not only offers an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your organization, business, or cause to a wide and targeted audience but also symbolizes your commitment…

Event Series Happy Hour in the Garden

Happy Hour in the Garden

The Environmental Center 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend, OR

Join us in our Kansas Avenue Learning Garden for our ongoing volunteer work party series. In 2022, volunteers contributed over 200 hours to help keep our learning garden maintained over the growing season. We couldn't do it without you! This event is open to all ages and gardening abilities! No experience or tools required. Beer…

Greenwashing 2.0: Debunking Recycling Myths

People often ask what really happens to their plastic recycling. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter where your discarded plastic is collected, whether at the end of your driveway, at your local recycling center, or in a municipal recycling bin: Most plastic items collected as recycling are not actually “recycled.” Many people are now realizing that plastic is not designed to be…

Free Home Energy Assessment Community Info Session

The Environmental Center 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend, OR

RSVP HERE! Find out if you qualify for discounts that may cover the full cost of energy efficiency home upgrades! Homeowners and renters are welcome. Please join us on June 5th, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm to learn about The Environmental Center's brand new Free Home Energy Assessment Program! This new program could help you access free or…