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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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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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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How to Protect Nature: Ideas from Students in Central Oregon

March 19, 2021

What can you do to protect nature? What can we teach our students to do to protect nature? These important questions are key to understanding how to help the Earth thrive. These are also questions that we ask our students at our Forest Explorers Camp here in Central Oregon. Our Lunch Bites Highlight this week […]

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Teaching Reusable Habits: Saving Energy

March 5, 2021

One of the main components of living a sustainable life is learning how to conserve resources. Saving energy is a simple way to help protect the environment, and this week’s Lunch Bites Highlight focuses on tips to teach your students how to save energy both at home and in the classroom. Learning how to be […]

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Forest Explorers Learn about Oregon Trees

February 26, 2021

One of the beautiful things about Oregon is the diverse number of habitats and ecosystems throughout the state. This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight focuses on Oregon’s state tree, the Douglas Fir! The Douglas Fir is commonly used as Christmas trees, and also provides many helpful resources for surrounding species. Learning about trees is an important […]

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