OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Workshops, Institutes, and Programs

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Workshop/Event Title Date Location
Flying WILD for Outdoor School 07/31/2018 Sherwood, Oregon
WILD About Outdoor School 08/13/2018 Silverton, OR

Other Workshops and Programs

Sage Grouse:

It’s lekking Season: checkout the LIVE lek cam action on a greater sage-grouse lek in Eastern Oregon! (Mornings are best.)

Lekking season is a perfect time to engage students in thinking critically about the fascinating sagebrush ecosystem in our "backyards" with support from our engaging curriculum, hands-on trunks, webinars, videos, and more developed with the support of over 50 fabulous partners from around the West. We hope the resources and others I list on my Engaging Every Student website are helpful for you. Contact Rick Reynolds rickrey@engagingeverystudent.com

 

The 2nd Corvallis BioBlitz is happening!
When: June 3rd, 10 AM – 5 PM

Where: Rotary Shelter, Willamette Park, Corvallis OR

If you have no clue what a BioBlitz is, come check it out!

A BioBlitz’ “is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area.” BioBlitzes are held every Spring and Summer across the U.S. and the globe. Last year we had our first Corvallis BioBlitz, and now we are turning it into a tradition!

BioBlitzes bring scientists, naturalists, and nature enthusiasts of all ages and abilities together fostering a sense of place and belonging, as they teach us about the biological community we are part of and provide a creative, purposeful, and fun way to reconnect people with nature!

No skills required!
Join us... for a couple of hours, or for the entire day

 

Seedlings to Sawmill Teacher Tour:

When: August 1st, 8 am-4 pm

Where: Eugene, Oregon

Hosted by Forests Today & Forever

During this program, you will:

  • Learn about the most valuable and renewable resource on the planet; trees!
  • Visit a state-of-the-art sawmill
  • Explore forest management for multiple uses
  • Interact with forestry professionals
  • Get ideas for integrating forest education into your classroom

To Register and for more details, call or email Beth:

coordinator@foreststodayandforever.org

541-554-1342

 

 Now Accepting Applications for GreenWorks! Grants

By James McGirt

Project Learning Tree is offering grants of up to $1,000 to involve students in service-learning projects to improve the environment at their school or in their community. The projects provide opportunities for students to partner with their school, local businesses, community organizations, and natural resource professionals. The funds can be used by students in a variety of ways, including but not limited to implementing recycling programs, conserving water and energy, establishing school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improving a forest, or restoring a natural habitat. 

The deadline to apply is September 30. To be eligible, applicants must have attended a PLT workshop (either in-person or online). https://www.plt.org/resources/greenworks-grants/

 

Project Learning Tree is now offering professional development to educators through their online courses! 

If you are not able to find an in-person workshop that fits your schedule, please consider completing a workshop online through Project Learning Tree.

When you have concluded your online course, send us an email at  ONREP@oregonstate.edu letting us know how you are going to use the information in your educational situation and we will gladly share some Oregon specific materials that relate.

PLT offers several online courses. Each online course provides a high-quality professional development experience. The duration of each self-paced course is 3 to 6 hours and is composed of several 20-30 minute “coursels”. Each coursel has been designed using best practices in online learning and teacher professional development. The courses prepare educators to integrate environmental education materials into their instruction.

Complete information about PLT online training (including cost, registration, and a course preview) can be found here: https://www.plt.org/trainings/online/  and here: https://www.plt.org/news/online-professional-development