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16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
www.envirocenter.org

June 2017

The Connection Between Irrigation Modernization & River Restoration

June 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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In the coming weeks, several irrigation districts will be applying for federal funding through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. Come learn about the program and how it translates directly to restoring the Deschutes River. Margi Hoffman from Farmers Conservation Alliance will share what her organization has been doing over the past 18 months with irrigation districts in Central Oregon. Also, Deschutes River Conservancy's Natasha Bellis will be there to walk you through how Oregon's Conserved Water Program works.

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July 2017

Happy Hour in the Garden

July 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 25, 2017

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in the garden every Tuesday between 4:00 – 6:00 pm to volunteer in our garden, and we’ll reward you with beer and kombucha! We’ll help maintain the garden through different seasonal tasks, and work on projects as they arise. This event is family friendly. Contact denise if you want specific details for each week, or just stop by.

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VegNet Tropical Potluck & Speaker

July 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$2 – $5

Come hear one of our summer speakers (TBA) at VegNet’s monthly potluck! Bring a tropical-themed vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. Think tropical fruit and sweet BBQ flavors. Wear your Hawaiian shirt! This is a family-friendly event. Suggested donation $2-5 to help cover room rental. See you soon!

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August 2017

Happy Hour in the Garden

August 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 29, 2017

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in the garden every Tuesday between 4:00 – 6:00 pm to volunteer in our garden, and we’ll reward you with beer and kombucha! We’ll help maintain the garden through different seasonal tasks, and work on projects as they arise. This event is family friendly. Contact denise if you want specific details for each week, or just stop by.

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Electric Vehicle Workshop: Get Plugged In – Bend

August 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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You're invited to join The Energy Challenge to demystify electric vehicles and have a conversation about how a zero emissions vehicle might fit into your life. Come get all your EV questions answered and learn about Central Oregon’s new Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program that can help you save up to $17,500 off the cost of a new all-electric car. How far can you really go? How long do the batteries last? Are they fast? Can I charge at home? How much will it…

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VegNet Summer Speaker Potluck

August 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$2 – $5

Join us for our third and final summer speaker at VegNet’s monthly potluck! Meet Central Oregon’s veg community, eat, and learn. Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. This is a family-friendly event. Suggested donation $2-5 to help cover room rental. See you soon!  

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Electric Vehicle Workshop: Get Plugged In – Bend

August 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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You’re invited to join The Energy Challenge, a program of The Environmental Center,  to demystify electric vehicles and have a conversation about how a zero emissions vehicle might fit into your life. Come get all your EV questions answered and learn about Central Oregon’s new Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program that can help you save up to $17,500 off the cost of a new all-electric car. You can even come by early to take a Nissan LEAF for a spin. How far can you really…

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September 2017

VegNet Chili Contest and Potluck

September 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$2 – $5

Love making or eating chili? Enter the contest and win a prize at VegNet’s monthly potluck! Please bring vegan chili (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, or bring a different dish if you don't want to enter the contest. Include a card listing ingredients and your own cup, plate, and utensils. This is a family-friendly event. Eat, socialize, and meet the Central Oregon veg community. Suggested donation $2-5 to help cover room rental.

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Bend Adventure Photography, Adam McKibben

September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join us for Bend Adventure Photography with outdoor lifestyle and action sports photographer Adam McKibben. Food and beverages available to purchase before and during the program. 6:30 social, 6:50 program. Suggested donation $5

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Oregon Residential Energy Code and Home Energy Score Update

September 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Get a complete update on all Oregon residential code changes that go into effect October 1, 2017. ODOE will review the upcoming code changes and give you the tools you need to get involved in future code change processes. Attendees will also get an overview of the new statewide Home Energy Score program, how to become a state certified assessor, and recent progress in Portland with their mandatory energy scoring policy. Target Audience: Appraisers, Architects, Builders, Designers, HVAC contractors, Mechanical Engineers,…

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Choosing an Electric Car for Your Business Fleet

September 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Electric cars are the least expensive vehicles to own and operate, great for the environment, and becoming the focus of every major automaker. Learn about incentives, charging, and if a plug-in vehicle is right for your team and hear from a business who has already incorporated an electric car into their fleet. Target Audience: Business owners; Green Teams Presenters: Zach Henkin, Forth Mobility; Henry Abel, Pine Mountain Sports *RSVP preferred, $5, lunch provided RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choosing-an-electric-car-for-your-business-fleet-tickets-37815877307?aff=EnergyChallengeCalendar  

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Electrify Your Ride

September 26, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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We all still have a lot of questions about electric cars--that's why we want to help you answer your questions and demystify electric vehicles. Learn how easy it is to charge at home and save on your fueling costs, plan a trip, and maybe even take one for a spin. Target Audience: Central Oregonians Presenters: Lindsey Hardy, The Energy Challenge; Jason Bradley, Smolich Nissan  

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Driving on Sunshine: Pairing solar and electric vehicles

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Going solar in sunny Central Oregon makes sense. Come learn what it takes to get solar on your rooftop, including what makes your home and good fit and the​ available​ incentives​ ​, and see what it takes to send that power to the blacktop to power your electric car. Target Audience: Homeowners Presenters: Laurel Hamilton, Elemental Energy  

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October 2017

Beekeeping Myths & Misinformation

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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October COBKA Meeting: Beekeeping Myths & Misinformation Presented by Naomi Price What is a beekeeping myth? A myth is something you believe to be true which is not. Bring your skeptic pants and science-loving goggles. Our Beginner's Corner will be held at 5:30 across the hall.  Hope to see you all there!

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Fall Garden Clean Up

October 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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As the season wraps up we're thankful for all the community support, including from our volunteers. If you'd like to help out for a final work day, I will be out working in the garden next WEDNESDAY 10/25, all day (10a - 4p). As Bend-LaPine has no school that day due to conferences, this will be a family friendly event. Feel free to drop in for as long (or as little) as you like. I'll have our tools out, but this…

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November 2017

Before the Flood

November 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Leonardo DiCaprio shares his two-year journey exploring climate change and its effects around the world in this film, featuring Barak Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Clinton, and John Kerry. As DiCaprio said so eloquently as he addressed the opening of the Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement, “We know that climate change is happening faster than even the most pessimistic of scientists warned us decades ago. It has become a runaway freight train bringing with it an impending disaster for all living…

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Birders Night- Lake Abert: A Waterbird Oasis in an Arid Landscape

November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Lake Abert: A Waterbird Oasis in an Arid Landscape  Salty-alkaline lakes are not the kind of place you would want to call home, after all salt is used to preserve food, and with a pH around 10, the water is like diluted bleach. Yet, Lake Abert in southcentral Oregon is waterbird Mecca, with over 80 species being reported and abundances of several hundred thousand birds noted on daily counts. Just what brings these birds to the lake is an amazing…

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VegNet Thanksgiving Potluck & Food Drive

November 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$2 – $5

Join us for VegNet’s vegan Thanksgiving potluck! Play Charity Fact Match: match fun facts with the correct charities and win a prize. Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. If you can, please also bring a donation for NeighborImpact: gift card (gas, phone, grocery, haircut, taxi), canned goods, personal hygiene products. See their wish list: http://www.neighborimpact.org/get-involved/donation-wish-list/ This is a family-friendly event. Eat,…

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December 2017

American Red Cross Blood Drive

December 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Life's a gift. Give more of it. DONATE BLOOD Before the busy holiday season, set aside just one hour of your time. Schedule an appointment now to donate blood – and bring a friend or family member too! Please visit redcrossblood.org and enter: EnvironmentalCenter to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

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VegNet Holiday Potluck & Clothing Drive

December 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$2 – $5

Celebrate the holidays with Central Oregon’s vegan community! Eat, socialize, and participate in a New Year’s game. Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. If you can, please also bring a donation for Bethlehem Inn: store gift cards, 33-gallon trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, 8 oz. paper cups (hot and cold), deodorant, shaving cream, tampons, lip balm, cough drops. See their…

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Sierra Club Holiday Pot Luck

December 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Take time out to give thanks, step back from the intensity of news, and enjoy the company of others who like you care deeply about Oregon and our planet. Live lively music by the Appaloosa three-some, a few fun get-to-know-you activities, slides of hikes-camp outs-treasures, tasty dishes of your favorite recipes and door prizes.  Wear an ugly sweater if you’re feeling feisty.  We’ll supply dishes and flatware, you bring a food item to share (label if gluten-free). Bring canned or…

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January 2018

Regenerative Agriculture: A Win for Climate, Carbon Sequestration and Health

January 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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From the reality of climate change to its future implications, what must change so we can start mitigating, preventing the worst foreseeable tragedies? How can Agriculture provide solutions to climate change and ensure future food security? Feeding 9.5 billion people in 2050 depends on healthy, alive soil—and a 4% annual growth rate of soil carbon would make it possible to halt the current increase in atmospheric CO2. But working against a healthy U.S. agricultural system is an outdated, unsustainable system of…

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Birders Night- The Golden Eagle Camera

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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The Golden Eagle Camera on Whychus Creek with Jim Hammond ECAS members can be justifiably proud of sponsoring and bearing most of the cost of operating the only nest camera in the world providing on-line live viewing of nesting, raising and fledging of Golden Eagles in the wild.  Many individuals and groups have had and continue to have a hand in maintaining and improving the operation of this educational resource.  Jim Hammond has been responsible for the telescopes and lenses used since…

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Teacher Training: Our Changing Climate

January 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join educators from the Environmental Center and High Desert Museum for two days of interactive, hands-on experiments. Teachers will gain knowledge and tools to teach 5th-8th grade students about climate science issues and solutions. Teachers will receive a curriculum, classroom kit and full unit plan aligned with NGSS standards. Substitute funding provided.

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VegNet Potluck

January 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Happy Healthy New Year! It’s a new year and we’re feeling wholesome. To kickstart a healthy 2018, please join us at the monthly VegNet community potluck. This is your chance to share your favorite whole-food, plant-based (no animal products, including honey) preparations.   For this potluck, think whole, unrefined or minimally refined plants: fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, legumes, and mushrooms. Consider steering clear of bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil. Let's show off how tasty and satisfying healthy plant…

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January COBKA Meeting – Beekeeping Supplies & Suppliers

January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Central Oregon Beekeeping Association will be sharing their2018 supplier list with the regular information (availability and cost) as well as some educational information about options available and when and what treatments are given. This will be followed up by a panel discussion on everything you’ve wanted to know about where to get your bees. Beginner's Corner will be held at 5:30 across the hall. Hope to see you all there!

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February 2018

Elephant Friendly Tea – Hope for Saving Endangered Wildlife

February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Passionate about wild elephants? Take a visual storytelling journey with elephant conservationist Lisa Mills to Bhutan and Assam, India. Learn how tea farmers embrace conservation practices to save endangered elephants. Celebrate the launch of certified friendly tea in Oregon.

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Juniper Group Program Night

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 19, 2018

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Social 6:30, Program 7:00 An informative program about environmental issues, every third Wednesday of the month.  

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March 2018

Wildflowers of Deschutes Canyon Area

March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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The middle Deschutes River Canyon provides a variety of native plant communities associated with the Sagebrush steppe. Wildflowers are blooming from February to October on rocky slopes, canyon rims, amongst bunchgrasses and along the river. Photos of the most common of these native plants have been captured in a new pocket guide published by the Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs). The author will present a slide show on the canyon and its plant communities. The guide…

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Juniper Group Program Night

March 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Of Plants and Rocks and Peoples: A Geobotanical Tour of Central Oregon Oregon’s diverse plant life is a result of its diverse geology. Please join us as Dr. Stu Garrett explores the wide variety of Central Oregon's botanical treasures and how they relate to the spectacular landscape that surrounds us. We will make an armchair tour of the stupendous floods of northern Oregon, consider the glacial sculpting of the ice ages, and visit the dramatic lands of lava of eastern Oregon.…

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April 2018

Letter to the Editor Writing Workshop – Public Lands Edition

April 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Speak up and advocate for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and Public Lands around Oregon! In this workshop, we will discuss best practices for writing and submitting Letters to the Editor and Guest Opinions for local newspapers. The discussion will include what does and doesn't get published, how to reach beyond 'the choir', and basic writing tips. Local author LeeAnn Kriegh will be guiding us through an engaging training. Join us for a fun evening together using our voice to protect Oregon’s…

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Spring Garden Work Party

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join us in the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden at The Environmental Center to get the garden ready for spring! We will have tasks, tools, coffee and snacks on hand. Come dressed for the weather, bring garden gloves if you have them (we have a bunch, you just might not have a matching pair :) and be prepared to get dirty and get things done! This is a family friendly event, and we try to have jobs for little ones too.…

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Mask Workshop for Earth Day Parade

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$3

Be a part of the 2018 Earth Day parade! Join local artist Debra Fisher for a mask-making workshop on April 7, 2018, 10:00- 12:30. This workshop is appropriate for children of all ages; Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent. Parent participation in costume-making is encouraged! Materials will be provided. $3.00 suggested donation to help cover the cost of these materials. No registration required, but please arrive at 10:00 a.m. at the beginning of the…

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Juniper Group Program Night

April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Wildlife Conservation in East Africa Protecting East Africa’s wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa, Big Life Foundation employs hundreds of Maasai anti-poaching rangers using tracker dogs and aerial surveillance to protect nearly 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem.  Since 2008 a dramatic escalation in poaching has been fed by a surge in demand for ivory and other animal parts from China and other parts of Asia.  Chillingly,…

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Earth Day Fair & Parade

April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join The Environmental Center for a fun and festive celebration of the natural world! Our day of festivities kicks off with a colorful, creative parade filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite plant or animal. Get ready for the parade by creating your own costume! 11:00 am: Assemble on Louisiana Avenue next to McMenamin’s 11:30am: Parade starts (about 8 blocks through downtown Bend and ends at the Earth Day Fair) No motorized vehicles or written words allowed in the parade. Well-behaved dogs on…

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Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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As part of Unity Community of Central Oregon’s Earth Day events the Unity EarthCare team is sponsoring the showing of the movie Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, TX to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions while James’ discovery of how clean energy…

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May 2018

Happy Hour in the Garden

May 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 5 times

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Volunteer for an hour or two in The Environmental Center's Learning Garden and be rewarded with beverages during our weekly volunteer drop in series! May's beverages are sponsored by Worthy Garden Club & Brew Dr. Kombucha. Each week volunteers drop in and help maintain the garden through weekly tasks that shift throughout the growing season, in addition to special projects that pop up as needed. Happy Hour in the Garden is every Tuesday from 4-6 pm, May through August. No…

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Electric Vehicle Workshop-BEND

May 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Here's your one-stop shop to get all your electric vehicle questions answered with a short presentation and Q&A with an EV owner and the Nissan dealership. You'll get the low-down on what it's like to drive an EV for everyday living--yes, in the snow and ice, for adventures, and for travel. This workshop will also cover available tax credits and rebates that total up to $13,000 right now due to our partnership with Smolich Nissan to create a great group-buy program! Learn…

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Juniper Group Program Night

May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Social 6:30, Program 7:00 An informative program about environmental issues, every third Wednesday of the month. People, Forests and Change, Lessons from the Pacific Northwest Coniferous forests of the North Pacific coast of North America have an air of permanence where they remain intact, yet recent and future changes threaten their ecological integrity and human sustainability.  These threats are echoed in forests and other ecosystems worldwide. Forests collectively house most of Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity and supply vast quantities of ecosystem…

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Recycle Right Community Presentation

May 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Just because it has a recycling symbol on it does not mean it’s recyclable! Here in Deschutes County, we accept bottles, tubs and jugs when it comes to plastic. Come learn more about what is and isn’t recycled locally (and why), plus some tips on how to prevent waste in the first place.

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Building an ADU: A Class for Homeowners

May 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$145

Register for this event here.  The goal of this class is to help you build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that will augment your property, maximize your space, and add flexibility to your life. This class will help you understand the essential elements of the ADU process from start to finish, which will result in a more beautiful space and will save you time and money. The process of building an ADU can be complex, overwhelming and expensive and Kol…

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Introduction to Electric Vehicles-BEND

May 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Here's your one-stop shop to get all your electric vehicle questions answered with a short presentation and Q&A with an EV owner and the Nissan dealership. You'll get the low-down on what it's like to drive an EV for everyday living--yes, in the snow and ice, for adventures, and for travel.

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June 2018

Happy Hour in the Garden

June 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Volunteer for an hour or two in The Environmental Center's Learning Garden and be rewarded with beverages during our weekly volunteer drop in series! June's beverages are sponsored by Boneyard Beer & Caboost Kombucha. Each week volunteers drop in and help maintain the garden through weekly tasks that shift throughout the growing season, in addition to special projects that pop up as needed. Happy Hour in the Garden is every Tuesday from 4-6 pm, May through August. No experience necessary,…

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Special Kick-Off Event: Happy Hour in the Garden

June 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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We’re throwing an extra special Happy Hour in the Garden to kick off our summer fundraising campaign. It’s time to replenish our School Garden Grant fund so that MORE local kids can get outside and reap the benefits of learning in a garden. Volunteer for an hour or two (fun, easy gardening tasks), and we'll provide cold beverages and live music!

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Juniper Group Program Night

June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Social 6:30, Program 7:00 An informative program about environmental issues, every third Wednesday of the month. Inhabit, A Permaculture Perspective, Film An upbeat film that explores environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'.  Permaculture uses principles found in ecosystems that provide agricultural and social models to help shift humans’ impact from destructive to regenerative.  Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes. It’s…

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July 2018

Summer Repair Cafe

July 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Our Rethink Waste Project is organizing a Summer Repair Cafe at The Environmental Center in downtown Bend. Volunteers will be on hand to attempt to repair your broken items, for FREE! Items to bring include: Clothes, outdoor gear, electronics and small appliances, jewelry, small furniture and household goods. You may bring multiple items, but only one item will be repaired at a time. For more information on what a repair cafe is, check our the Rethink Waste Project webpage: Dare To…

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September 2018

Fall Garden Educator Network

September 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Our local Garden Educator Network will be convening in September to learn, share resources and ideas, and kick off another year of garden based education. These events are open to anyone who works, supports, or wants to help youth connect to food and nature through garden and farm based education inside and outside of the classroom. Our September event will include a training provided by OSU Extension Nutrition Educators, followed by a networking opportunity outside in our Kansas Avenue Learning…

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Reinventing Power

September 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Reinventing Power: America’s Clean Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, rethink what’s possible, and revitalize communities. Their stories are proof that America does not need to choose between keeping our lights on and protecting our communities. Over the film’s 50 minutes, you will meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring…

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Celebration of the North American Bison

September 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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A journey through 21 years of resistance on behalf of the last wild buffalo. Storytelling & Video by Buffalo Field Campaign of Montana. Indigenous Soul Music by Goodshield Aguilar & Mignon Geli. Soulful ethnic music Between 6:30 and 7pm Program starts at 7pm. http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/road-show#road-show-events

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October 2018

Juniper Group Program Night

October 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Social 6:30, Program 7:00 An informative program about environmental issues, every third Wednesday of the month. This month: A Fierce Green Fire, the Battle for a Living Planet A film chronicling the history of the Environmental Movement’s evolution from the 1960s to present, grassroots and global activism, with narration by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Van Jones, Isabel Allende, Ashley Judd.  David Brower’s Sierra Club of the ‘60s and early battles to save the Grand Canyon from dams, and rising environmental…

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All About ADUs

October 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Gain Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) expertise in your market and become an 'ADU Specialist'. Overview This half-day course is intended for real estate, building and design professionals looking to increase their knowledge about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) development in Bend in order to respond to increasing client demand for properties with ADU potential. Professionals on the cutting edge of this emerging development trend will be able to help homeowners and developers understand site selection, development process, costs of development, and…

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CANCELED Building an ADU: A Class for Homeowners

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$145

Buy tickets here! The goal of this class is to help you build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) that will augment your property, maximize your space, and add flexibility to your life. This class will help you understand the essential elements of the ADU process from start to finish, which will result in a more beautiful space and will save you time and money. The process of building an ADU can be complex, overwhelming and expensive and Kol is a homeowner…

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Fall Garden Work Party

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join us in the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden for our final work party of the season. Lend a hand as we winterize the garden. No tools or experience needed, and we'll have coffee and snacks on hand. Please dress for the weather. This is family-friendly event!

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November 2018

Native Bees of Central Oregon

November 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Welcome Andony Melathopoulos, OSU Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension to discuss the native bees of Central Oregon! Registration is required for this free event - space is limited! Andony is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. OSU’s work around pollinator health comes from mandates passed by the Oregon Legislature. He has four primary responsibilities: (1) training pesticide applicators on how to control pests while minimizing impacts to pollinators, (2) organizing a…

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Help us out on Giving Tuesday!

November 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, and offers a chance to shift your focus to supporting nonprofits in your community that are doing work you're passionate about. Giving comes in many forms - and although we rely on your financial support, we also rely on the gift of your time! Come volunteer for an hour as we kick off year-end fundraising.

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December 2018

Vegan Holiday Potluck & Bethlehem Inn Supply Drive

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$2 – $5

VegNet’s Vegan Holiday potluck Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, plus extra if there are more than two in your party, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. If you can, please also bring a donation for Bethlehem Inn: store gift cards, 33-gallon trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, hand/foot warmers, deodorant, shaving cream, tampons, lip balm, cough drops. See their wish list. Kids of all ages are…

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Juniper Group Program Night

December 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Holiday Pot Luck, Let’s Make a Party! – In the midst of deep December, let’s give thanks, step back from the news, and join others who care deeply about Oregon and our Earth. Live spirited music by duet NTT (“entity”), fun get-to-know-you activities, slides of hikes, camp outs, and nature’s treasures, plus your tasty pot luck dishes and door prizes. Bring canned or other non-perishable food item(s) for a Food Drive for a local food bank.  

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January 2019

The American Conversation: Talking Across Political Lines

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Dr. Elizabeth Marino will give an overview of how different individuals and communities view risk, and what is risky, based on foundational worldviews and cultural values. Divergent risk assessments can translate into how communities view and act on issues such as conservation or climate change. This presentation will give specific examples of how background values affect how we talk about the environment, with suggestions for moving forward to form community cohesion around maintaining relationships with the places we hold dear.…

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February 2019

Sly as a Fox: Montane Red Foxes in Central Oregon

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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The Sierra Nevada Red Fox is one of our most imperiled mammals, and recent field studies reveal Central Oregon’s wild places are habitat for these highly intelligent critters, often, quite surprisingly, at lower elevations than expected. Learn about the fox’s denning and foraging habits gathered from fresh GPS collaring data, remote motion-triggered cameras, and thousands of hours of observation efforts, including by our speaker, ODFW Wildlife Technician and Bend resident Jamie Bowles. Program is free! 6:30pm gathering/snacks, 6:50pm program.

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March 2019

Clean Energy Jobs Testimony PREP

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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To help you prepare for Saturday's hearing on Clean Energy Jobs, here is an  opportunity to learn about what to expect at the hearing and get help drafting your compelling testimony. We'll be available to answer questions and help you prepare from 4:00-6:00pm and we'll give a brief presentation at both 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Drop in when you can!

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The Human Element, a James Balog film

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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We are a force of Nature. As we change the Elements, the Elements change us. Now, humanity itself has its own elemental power—we have created the Anthropocene. Through the 4 elements of Nature—earth, air, fire, water—the film explores the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of Climate Change, stories which inspire us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world. Learn more about the film here. Free and open to the public.

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March COBKA Meeting

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join COBKA's Sherlock Holmes agents Allen, Terry & Naomi for an evening of intense, guided investigative work. Each agent will lead a diagnostic group to uncover telling clues that dispel myths about that familiar question, "What the heck killed my colony?". The smaller, hands-on groups will give attending wannabe detectives a closer view of the telling clues to a colony's cause of death. Your detective notes can be jotted on the procedural handout. Remember the tools of the trade: an…

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April 2019

How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change)

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland) comes out with another exploration of climate impact, resistance and adaptation. Ultimately an ode to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unprecedented disruption, "How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change)" follows Fox to 12 countries on six continents to ask: What is it that is so deep within us that no calamity or challenge can take it away? Join us to reflect…

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Spring Garden Work Party

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join us in our Kansas Ave. Learning Garden to kick off another growing season! This is a volunteer opportunity to lend a hand and dig in the dirt as we prepare our garden for spring. Swing by any time between 9am - 12pm. Family friendly, and tools will be provided.

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Elephant Mask Workshop with Debra Fisher

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$3 – $4

Be a part of the 2019 Earth Day parade! Join local artist Debra Fisher for an elephant mask-making workshop at The Environmental Center. This workshop is appropriate for children of all ages; Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent. Parent participation in costume-making will be encouraged! Materials will be provided, but please consider a $3-4 suggested donation to help cover the cost. Please register in advance.

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Broadchats

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Join the Central Oregon Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness at an upcoming broadchats! Conversation and presentation about “ Climate Change and Deserts." Please bring $5.00 to cover costs of snacks and drinks and off set rental space. Register here.  

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Living in the Future’s Past, the film

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Producer Jeff Bridges narrates this beautifully photographed, thoughtful film which looks at issues we face as an interconnected world on the brink of a devastating future. Thought leaders and scientists challenge us to broaden our thinking about the true connection among all Earth’s inhabitants. With a focus on the currency of life—energy—the film looks at human impacts on the Earth and what that means going forward. Ingenuity is in our DNA, and could the solution be inside us? Can we move into…

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May 2019

Mythic Wolf Stories

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Central Oregon Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Oregon Wild are sponsoring a conversation and presentation by Susan Strauss. Susan will present ancient stories from world cultures that pre-date the Dark Ages of Europe and the advent of such misleading tales as “Little Red Riding Hood”. The purpose of the evening is to be inspired by this ancient wisdom to write letters objecting to the Trump Administration’s proposed delisting of the wolf from the Endangered Species List.  All letters will…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Soil: Nature’s Solution to the Climate Crisis?

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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The way we grow and raise our food has a profound impact on soil health, as well as on our own well-being. The chemical intensive form of agriculture that became common after WWII has become a major contributor to Climate Change, and is causing massive damage in the environment. But there is hope in soil. We'll take a closer look, and discuss how we can shift this complex system back to health. Soil is the second largest carbon sink after the…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Power Hour: A budding opportunity for efficiency

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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As the cannabis industry grows, so does its carbon footprint. Indoor grow operations require a large amount of energy and have historically used inefficient technology for lighting, ventilation, and dehumidification. Join us as we learn about a local business who is shining a light on the opportunities that exist for the cannabis industry to shift to more sustainable practices.

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Happy Hour in the Garden

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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June 2019

Happy Hour in the Garden

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Broadchats

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Join the Central Oregon Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness at an upcoming broadchats! Conversation and presentation about “ Climate Change and Wildlife." Please bring $5.00 to cover costs of snacks and drinks and off set rental space. Register here.  

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Happy Hour in the Garden

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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July 2019

Happy Hour in the Garden

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 1 CANCELED]

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 CANCELED Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 1 CANCELED]

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 CANCELED Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 1 CANCELED]

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 CANCELED Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 1 CANCELED]

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 11, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 CANCELED Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 2]

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 25, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019 Session 3 :…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 2]

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 25, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019 Session 3 :…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

July 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 2]

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 25, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019 Session 3 :…

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Eco Hero Adventures Summer Camp [Session 2]

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 25, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$225 – $275

What is sustainability and how can I live lighter? Your child can discover the answers to these questions and more while biking, swimming, and exploring our town. Campers will learn about sustainable food, renewable energy, environmental ethics, and how to bike safely around Bend. Ages: Entering grades 4, 5 and 6 Times: 9AM – 5PM (Drop off 8:45) Cost: $275/child or $225/child for 2+ siblings Session 1 : July 8 – July 11, 2019 Session 2 : July 22 – July 25, 2019 Session 3 :…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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August 2019

Happy Hour in the Garden

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Central Oregon Volcanoes: Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until August 10, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$165

Although you may not spend a lot of time thinking about volcanoes, these geologic features impact our daily lives in many ways—especially in Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. The spectacular volcanoes of the Cascades provide exceptional wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and natural resources. Volcanoes can also be dangerous. Lava flows can bury roads, houses, and everything else in their path. Volcanic ash can cause severe problems for transportation, agriculture, drinking water supplies, and air quality. Volcanic gasses…

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Central Oregon Volcanoes: Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until August 10, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$165

Although you may not spend a lot of time thinking about volcanoes, these geologic features impact our daily lives in many ways—especially in Oregon and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. The spectacular volcanoes of the Cascades provide exceptional wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and natural resources. Volcanoes can also be dangerous. Lava flows can bury roads, houses, and everything else in their path. Volcanic ash can cause severe problems for transportation, agriculture, drinking water supplies, and air quality. Volcanic gasses…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Broadchats

August 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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$5

Join the Central Oregon Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness at an upcoming broadchats! Conversation and presentation about “ Climate Change and Rivers." Please bring $5.00 to cover costs of snacks and drinks and off set rental space. Register here.  

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Happy Hour in the Garden

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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Happy Hour in the Garden

August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Free

Join us in The Environmental Center's Kansas Avenue Learning Garden any (or every) Tuesday! From 4-6 pm, we'll be working out in the garden and invite anyone to come volunteer alongside us. Tasks vary, depending on the season. No experience necessary, gloves and tools provided. Bring a cup and enjoy some beer or kombucha from our Happy Hour in the Garden Beverage Sponsors. This event is family friendly, and you can drop in anytime. The Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is…

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September 2019

Newberry Volcano: Our Backyard Giant

September 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Mighty Newberry Volcano, south of Bend in Deschutes NF is the largest Ice Age volcano by volume in the Northwest.  The caldera, roughly 4x5 miles across, is cradled by East and West Paulina Lakes, and Paulina Peak, at 7,984 feet, is the highest point.  The 700-acre Big Obsidian Flow within the caldera is Oregon’s youngest lava flow, created just 1,300 years ago. Since it is not filled with water, the caldera is perhaps an even better geological study area than…

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