Natural Resources Educators Virtual Conference

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Format:  Facilitated online sessions & networking sessions

Audience: 9th – 12th grade Natural Resources Educators   

Description: This virtual conference will focus on the social, economic, and ecological aspects of Oregon’s natural resources. The conference will include general sessions, breakout sessions, training for Oregon Envirothon 2021, and networking opportunities.  Our keynote address Trees to Tap will be presented by Mike Cloughesy from Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Confirmed sessions include:

  • Wildfire: Community Resilience and Career Pathways- Kara Baylog, Forest Outreach Coordinator, OSU Extension
  • Project Learning Tree-Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers – LeeAnn Mikkelson, Oregon Natural Resources Education Program
  • Updates on Natural Resources Program of Study -Reynold Gardner, Oregon Department of Education
  • Networking sessions with Future Natural Resources Leaders (FNRL) and Oregon Natural Resources Educators Association (ONREA) -Rex  Lowther, Future Natural Resources Leaders and Katelin Walker, Oregon Natural Resource Educator Association
  • Introduction to Envirothon- Garrett Duyck, Oregon Envirothon
  • Envirothon 2021 Issue: Water Resource Management, local control, local solutions and preparing for the oral presentation- Garrett Duyck, Oregon Envirothon

 Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. Registration required. PDUs available. Educators can request substitute reimbursement if needed.

 Registration for this conference closed at 6:30 p.m. November 24th.