Be sure and check out our exciting new Family Programs at the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory.

Raptor Adaptations: Dive into the fascinating world of birds of prey and explore their remarkable adaptations. Witness the power of flight and learn about the specialized features that help raptors survive in their environments. Get up close with these magnificent creatures and discover the secrets behind their hunting techniques.

Botany Bonanza: Step into the realm of plants and discover the incredible diversity of flora in our natural surroundings. Engage in hands-on activities and uncover the secrets of photosynthesis, plant life cycles, and the importance of plants in our ecosystem. Explore the beautiful trails of Sunriver as you identify various plant species along the way.

Amazing Arthropods: Journey into the miniature world of insects, spiders, and other arthropods. Uncover the hidden lives of these incredible creatures as you learn about their habitats, behaviors, and essential roles in nature. Observe fascinating arthropods up close and gain a new appreciation for their intricate and diverse adaptations.

Scat Tracks and Animal Signs: Embark on an adventure to decipher the mysteries left behind by wildlife. Learn how to identify animal tracks, interpret scat, and recognize other signs that animals leave as they navigate through their environments. Discover the secrets of animal behavior and gain a deeper understanding of their habitats.

The Family Programs are designed to foster curiosity, promote outdoor exploration, and ignite a passion for the natural world. Led by experienced educators, these interactive sessions are suitable for all ages and offer a unique opportunity for families to connect with nature together. The SNCO is located at 57245 River Road in Sunriver. Visit or call 541-593-4442 for more information.