Nature Kids is an educational series dedicated to encouraging children to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature. Children will investigate an array of nature-related subjects such as watershed ecology, biodiversity, and pollinators.  Activities include hands-on exploration of natural resources, conservation-related activities, presentations by science educators, and fun crafts to keep kids engaged. 

Nature Kids event are free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone at these events (except Nature Kids on the Farm). Contact Lauren Platman with any questions at or 509-525-3136. 

Nature Kids is presented in partnership with the Umatilla National Forest. 

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Tentative Nature Kids Schedule

Sunday, April 22nd Nature Kids: Earth Day

Saturday, May 12th Nature Kids: Pollinators

Saturday, June 30th Bioblitz

Tuesday, July 17th Nature Kids: Water Investigators

Tuesday, August 7th Nature Kids: Environmental Fair

Saturday, September 29th Nature Kids: STEM in Nature

Saturday, October 27th Nature Kids: Go Batty


Love the outdoors? Enjoy working with kids? Then come volunteer at BMLT's Nature Kids program. We know these events will be a big hit in our valley and the more hands we have to help, the better!

Event volunteers work under the direction of various members of the event committee, staff or other volunteers, who will provide task-specific training before each event.


  • Event set-up/clean-up
  • Guest assistance and registration
  • Guide kids through event activities
  • Material prep
  • Event day volunteers will typically be asked to commit at least 3 hours
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