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KEEN plans and pulls off several events throughout the year. Some are pure fundraising (Urban Stream Walk in early summer and WindFall Cider Fest in the fall) and some are community environmental education (Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe, Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest, and KEEN's Winter Fair). We seek volunteers to help us plan and operate all the events and we always welcome more helpers!

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Friday April 28th 7pm @ Canyon River Lodge

Learn about tracking and animal sign from the best out there...Deb Essman! Free and family friendly.

GISS & Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest 2023
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May 12-14, 2023

A free, fun, family-friendly event with educational booths, expert-led field trips, and more! Schedule & Registration Here


Saturday May 13, 2pm-5:30pm @ Canyon River Lodge

*this is a ticketed and pre-register only event

Kristine Miller, Director of CWUs Wine Program, will discuss the terroir (climate, topography, soil, etc.) of Central Washington and the various events that shaped the terroir of the amazing wine regions of this area. Learn how this terroir impacts the flavor profile of Washington Wine. Combined with wine tasting and a great location at Canyon River Ranch Lodge, this is an afternoon not to be missed!

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Saturday June 3, 2023


This is KEEN's infamous bar crawl with science!

Seriously the most fun, and most learning, you can have in one day. Age 21+event. Tickets available here.


Saturday October 7, 2023


Music, cider, dancing, fun with friends old and new. Join us to celebrate fall in the best way. KEEN's Annual Fundraiser for the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center. Tickets available here.

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