La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Deschutes National Forest will present an “outdoor adventure day” for local elementary school children on Wednesday, June 7 in La Pine. Event partners include Discover Your Forest, High Desert Museum, Children’s Forest of Central Oregon, Sunriver Nature Center, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, and Project Wildfire.
Approximately 750 K-5 students from Rosland, La Pine and Gilchrist Elementary will gather at La Pine High School baseball fields for a fun and educational day of adventure. Archaeologists, wildlife biologists, firefighters, recreation specialists and others will staff 30 stations where children can visit and learn about fish, plants, cultural resources, animals, recreation outdoors and safety, art, water, recycling and fire.
“After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we’re bringing this event back, stronger and better than ever!” said Christina Veverka, event organizer and botanist for the Crescent Ranger District. “This is an opportunity to introduce children to important environmental conservation ideas and engage them in fun, hands-on activities they can do or experience in their backyard or in the National Forest .”
The Outdoor Adventure Day will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on June 7. Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl will be there to greet children when they arrive. Children are encouraged to prepare for the weather with appropriate clothing and carry water with them. Participants will meet at the La Pine High School baseball fields, located at 51633 Coach Rd. La Pin, OR.
For more information, please contact Christina Veverka at (541) 433-3234 or [email protected]