Public Health Advisory

Modified operations due to COVID-19:
Parks and trails open with temporary use and distancing rules.
Playgrounds and basketball/volleyball courts closed.
All facilities and offices closed.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center limited reopening June 8.

Programs canceled until June 15.
Summer program registration now open.

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Stay at home, Play at home!
There is so much we can explore and learn, without leaving the comfort of home. Whether it’s a museum tour or a new recipe to try, we’ll share a steady supply of fun ideas to keep you engaged and maybe you’ll even discover a new passion or hobby.

Check here each week for new ideas – there’s no shortage of fun to be had! We hope you will play along with us!

Resources:

Homebound Services at Deschutes Public Library
HomeWord Bound Program provides access to library materials for home-bound Deschutes County residents. This free service delivers library materials to the homes of Deschutes County residents. Material types include print books (regular or large print), audio books on CD, and music on CD. For more information, visit deschuteslibrary.org/services/homebound

Monthly Garden Calendars (link) Oregon State University Extension Service

5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Kitchen while Quarantined (link) Environmental Center

Tour Current Exhibits online at Portland Art Museum (link)

Rethink Food Waste Challenge with The Environmental Center (link)

WaterSmart Software for Tracking your Water Use Online (link) City of Bend

Fermenting Foods – Virtual workshop with the High Desert Museum (link)

Water Safety Month – How to Be Safe In and Around Water (Red Cross, link)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Online (link)

Document Your COVID-19 Experiences with Deschutes Historical Museum (link)

Video Resources:

Live Videos:

Bend Whitewater Park Live Camera on Bend Bulletin Website (Link)

Riverbend Park Live Camera on Eye on Bend Website (Link)

Larkspur Community Center
Watch the live cam and construction progress for Larkspur Community Center – the fitness addition to the Bend Senior Center. Designed to be a gathering place for all, this newly expanded facility will include approximately 34,000 square feet of additional space and offer a multitude of opportunities to enhance lifelong fitness, learning and enrichment.

Resources:

Exploratorium
Discover nerdy, but cool science-based activities and crafts. Visit exploratorium.edu/learn

Homebound Services at Deschutes Public Library
HomeWord Bound Program provides access to library materials for home-bound Deschutes County residents. This free service delivers library materials to the homes of Deschutes County residents. Material types include print books (regular or large print), audio books on CD, and music on CD. For more information, visit deschuteslibrary.org/services/homebound

Wonderopolis
Fun, education-focused resources and interactive activities. Visit wonderopolis.org

Tips for Photographing Nature Video (link) Oceanscape Aquarium

Learn Water Safety with America Red Cross (link)

Create a Heart Map from LitWorld’s Global Heart Map Project (link)

Learn About our Drinking and Storm Water from Clean Water Works Kids Page (link) City of Bend

Science Activities with Eugene Science Center (link)

Story Time Online with Deschutes Public Library (link)

Youth online resources page from Oregon State University Extension (link)

Cooking & Baking:

How to Make NB & J Tacos (LINK) GoNoodle

10 Things to do on a walk around the block:

Cooking & Baking Resources:

Cooking Tips for Self-Isolation (Link) National Public Radio

Cooking & Baking Videos