Central Oregon Children's Forest

A line of youth smiling in a snowy forest setting.

Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Children's Forest.

Advancing equity in the outdoors is our primary focus. We recognize that not all kids have equal access to the outdoors, and not everyone feels safe and welcome in outdoor spaces. It is imperative that we work together to dismantle the systems and barriers that create inequitable access. We believe that the health and wellbeing of children, families, and communities improves when all people connect to the outdoors. Connect with Central Oregon's Children's Forest to learn more.

What is a Children’s Forest?

Children’s Forests are places where kids and families are connecting to the outdoors. Explore the opportunities for kids to get involved in hands-on projects, learn about natural environments, and take care of these special places.

Children’s Forest Goals:

Children’s Forests share a commitment to four national goals:

  1. Connect kids, families, and adults to healthy outdoor activities across all landscapes.
  2. Create new education and career opportunities.
  3. Foster an understanding of how our changing environment affects the world and how people can work together to embrace these changes.
  4. Provide professional development opportunities for educators, with emphasis on conservation and the natural world.