Facilitator Information

About ONREP Facilitators

ONREP facilitators are experienced professionals located throughout Oregon who provide professional development workshops for PreK-12 educators in their region and/or statewide with the support and guidance of ONREP staff. Workshops are held online, in-person, or are a hybrid between online and in-person delivery. Our facilitators are knowledgable and passionate about environmental education, most of them are classroom teachers, non-formal educators (i.e. 4-H, Scouts, after-school programming), and professionals from natural resources organizations and agencies (such as nature centers, museums, aquariums, zoos).


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Facilitator Qualification, Expertise, and Skills

ONREP facilitators have a background in environmental education and commit to engaging in continuing education on an annual basis to keep up to date on environmental education topics and facilitation skills.  The facilitators attend 8-10 hours of training when they first join ONREP, which includes equity, diversity, and inclusion practices, as well as trauma-informed care. New facilitators are paired up with an experienced mentor through our mentorship program to hone the practical application of their skills. At the completion of an in-depth 5-9 month onboarding process, facilitators receive ONREP certification.

Benefits of Being an ONREP Facilitator

  • ONREP Facilitator Certification
  • Honorarium (when appropriate)
  • ONREP provides continuing education at no cost to facilitators throughout the year
  • Networking with other facilitators and ONREP partners, funders, and supporters
  • Being part of the facilitator community – including quarterly calls, social events, resource sharing, support network
  • Invitations to exclusive Project WILD and Project Learning Tree events/workshops/opportunities