Hoodoo Recreation and the Deschutes National Forest are teaming up to offer a Junior Forest Ranger certification program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Allingham Guard Station, located near Camp Sherman.
Kids will complete activities at four stations to earn the certification, the only time it will be offered in Central Oregon this year. Activities include decorating a Smokey Bear poster, learning about using a map and compass, learning about the purposes of fire in the ecosystem and observing wildlife and writing down what they see.
Smokey Bear will also make an appearance. The event is free and materials are provided. Children will receive a pin, badge and card.
Contact: www.na.fs.fed.us/ceredirect/jfr/ or for directions, www.hoodoo.com.