Encouraging a Sense of Wonder, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Laurie Danahy at Indian Ford Meadow Preserve for a walk and talk workshop for adults who are parents, grandparents, caregivers, friends or relatives of very young children. Drawing from the work of Rachel Carson (A Sense of Wonder) and Richard Louv (Last Child in the Woods), Laurie will share strategies for introducing the natural world to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Learn how each of us can help the next generation explore and appreciate nature. This workshop is for adults. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

  • Outing Details + Route

    Hike Rating: This is an easy 1 mile walk along the Preserve trail and through a grassy meadow.

    Route: This hike will start at the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve kiosk and then follow gravel and dirt trails into a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.

    Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.

  • What to Bring

    Snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.

  • About the Property

    Indian Ford Meadow was donated to the Deschutes Land Trust in 1996 by a local landowner to protect its dramatic scenic views and important wildlife habitat. Bisected by Indian Ford Creek, this picturesque 63 acre meadow near Sisters contains a unique diversity of ecosystems ranging from wetlands to pine forest. The Preserve also serves as a migratory corridor for mule deer and a breeding ground for migratory songbirds.