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Workshops, Institutes, and Programs

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Other Workshops and Programs

Registration opens February 11th, 2015 for the following workshops:

Title: Habitats in your Backyard: Exploring Wildlife and Ecosystems with PLT and Project WILD
Date: Spring 2015
Audience: Kindergarten-5th grade educators
Facilitators: Susan Sahnow and Norie Dimeo-Ediger
Curricula: Project Learning Tree and Project Wild
Location: Klamath Falls
Description: Getting students outside to learn about nature can be as close as a school ground or a neighborhood park. We will explore activities from Project Learning Tree and Project WILD that increase the awareness and understanding of the environment in local neighborhoods and school grounds and help students become more engaged in learning through outdoor experiences. Classroom activities and field activities will be incorporated and will focus on native plants and habitats.

Title: Fire in the Oregon’s Forests: A Burning Issue
Date: Spring 2015
Audience: 6-8 grade educators
Facilitators: Norie Dimeo-Ediger and Susan Sahnow
Curricula: Project Learning Tree and Project WILD
Location: Klamath Falls Area
Description: Wildfire hit Oregon hard last summer. The fires may be out, but the relevancy of wildfire to those that live in Oregon remains. Understanding and teaching students about the ecology of forests and fire, the issues surrounding wildfire, and prevention methods can be complex and challenging. Participants will learn about wildfires in Oregon: How and why they occur, the effects that fire can have on the land, what strategies can be used to reduce the negative effects of wildfires and obstacles to implementing solutions. Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Klamath County Extension

Title: Habitats in your Backyard: Exploring Wildlife and Ecosystems with PLT and Project WILD
Date: Spring 2015
Audience: Kindergarten-8th grade educators
Facilitators: Susan Sahnow and Norie Dimeo-Ediger
Curricula: Project Learning Tree and Project Wild
Location: North East Region
Description: Getting students outside to learn about nature can be as close as a school ground or a neighborhood park. We will explore activities from Project Learning Tree and Project WILD that increase the awareness and understanding of the environment in local neighborhoods and school grounds and help students become more engaged in learning through outdoor experiences. Classroom activities and field activities will be incorporated and will focus on native plants and habitats. Oregon Forest Resources Institute

June Workshops- Details Coming Soon:

Title: Field Investigation and the NEW Project Aquatic WILD
Date: June 2015
Audience: 3rd- 8th grade educators
Curricula: The NEW Aquatic WILD and Project Learning Tree K-8 Guide

Title: Impacts of Forest Fire: Ecology, Economy and Society
Date: June 2015
Audience: 8th-12th grade educators
Facilitators: Norie Dimeo-Ediger, Mike Cloughesy
Curricula: Secondary PLT Forest Ecology and the NEW OFRI High School Forestry Curriculum
Location: Rogue Valley

Other Opportunities

Oregon Forests High School Student Summit
We are partnering with the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU) and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute to present the first Oregon Forests High School Student Summit on March 3rd and 5th, 2014 in Corvallis on the OSU campus. The goal of the Oregon Forests High School Student Summit is for high school students to increase their understanding about forests, to explore the breadth of opportunities in forestry careers, and to give them an opportunity to envision themselves attending college.

We will collaborate with high school teachers to select a diverse, academically high achieving, and interested group of students (10-20 per teacher) to participate in the Student Summit, and to implement a pre- and post- student assessment. High school students will spend a day participating in engaging presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on activities related to forests that are compatible with state standards.

Spots MAY still be available – please email Kari O’Connell at if you would like to be added to the email list for more information. High school teachers who have taken an ONREP workshop in the last two years and who are already teaching about forests, natural resources and/or the environment will be given first priority in bringing a group of students to the summit.