To see our most up-to-date workshop listing please check out our Upcoming Workshops page!

Upcoming Workshops & Events

ONREP workshops are offered at NO cost to Oregon educators through external funding that covers all materials, fees, and instruction costs, unless otherwise noted. For more information about our workshops, including our cancellation policy, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us with your questions.  Workshops tailored to Outdoor School are indicated with 'ODS' in the title. Registration is required for all workshops. 

You can also peruse some of our previous workshops if you are interested in seeing what we have offered in the past.

COVID-19 Response Strategy

Due to COVID-19 response strategies our workshops are subject to change. We will post any updates to our workshops on this site, please check back frequently.  ONREP's primary goal is the health and wellbeing of all facilitators, participants, and guests. All in-person events will comply with federal, state, Oregon State University, county, and local regulations as well as the policies of the event facility. More detailed information will be shared in the workshop confirmation which is sent to registrants prior to the workshop.

Scheduled Workshops

Join this workshop to explore activities, art, math, literature, music, and movement to connect early learners to nature. Whether you regularly use the outdoors as a classroom or are new to taking students outdoors this workshop will provide tools, strategies, and hands-on resources to increase the quantity and quality of using nature as a learning setting.
Participants receive Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide

October 18, 2023
Eugene, OR

Join us to learn about the history, culture, and natural resources of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). Educators will be introduced to SB13 lessons created by CTUIR and will explore how to integrate them in classroom and outdoor learning settings, such as outdoor school. This workshop includes a guided tour of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.

October 28, 2023
Pendleton, OR

This workshop is full and registration has closed.
Newly released in June 2023, "Fire Ecology and the Human Relationship" is an Oregon-centric 4th-10th grade curriculum that helps teachers and students explore fire and its connections with Traditional Ecological Knowledge, biodiversity, land-use history, climate change, and social impacts.

November 14, 2023 to November 16, 2023

This in-person conference will focus on the social, economic and ecological aspects of Oregon’s natural resources. The conference will include: An overview of current research on relevant topics, related community college connections through lesson or lab idea, small group discussions with colleagues on application of lesson/lab and research in their classroom.

The optional second day is training for Oregon Envirothon 2024.

Register for one or both days!

December 11, 2023 to December 12, 2023
Silverton, Oregon

Other Opportunities

4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning

Early bird registration is now open for the 4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning webinars, October 16, 2023 – June 14th, 2024, organized by The Outdoor Learning Store, Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE), SaskOutdoors.

This initiative encourages and empowers educators to deepen their understanding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives while strengthening connections with the local land.

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2024 Outdoor School Gathering 

Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Outdoor School program, Friends of Outdoor School, and Gray Family Foundation are soliciting proposals for the 2024 Oregon Outdoor School Gathering at the Oregon 4-H Center near Salem, Oregon held January 30th-February 1st, 2024. 

Proposals are due September 11th. 

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Marine Debris Interruptions

Join Oregon Sea Grant for a virtual workshop for educators grade 4-12 for an introduction to the Marine Debris Interruptions project, which guides students as they seek to understand local sources and community-level solutions to prevent marine debris. Through the 5E lesson model, students trace back a particular item found on an Oregon beach to determine where it came from and what it was originally used for. Once the life cycle story of the item is understood, students propose how to interrupt its escape into the environment. Participants will receive a $50 stipend. Date of workshop is September 26, 2023 from 4:30PM - 6:00PM online. 

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Equity in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Summit for Action 

The Equity in Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (E.C.O.R.) Summit for Action is a two-day event for thought-provoking discussions around the intersection of equity and inclusion in environmental conservation and outdoor recreation movements. The topic of the 2023 summit is Building Sustainable Futures: Navigating the Intersections of Environmental Justice, Public Health, and Outdoor Recreation. Dates are October 4th-5th, 2023, virtual and in-person. 

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Forests Today & Forever (FTF) - Programs for High School Classes

FTF is a non-profit based in Eugene that is dedicated to educating the public about forest stewardship. Please read about TWO of our programs that are intended for high school classes.

Understanding Forest Fire

The 'Understanding Forest Fire' program helps students understand forest fire by exploring the essential question, “how does fire burn out of control?”. The program engages students with a hands-on, inquiry-based activity where students build a landscape and then set it on fire to investigate how fire behaves, examining the effects of fuel, topography, and weather. 'Understanding Forest Fire' is delivered in three parts, but can be adjusted to accommodate school schedules. This program is free to schools and we bring teaching materials. Note that this program is offered November- mid-April and primarily offered to Lane County schools. If you are located outside of Lane County, and would like to schedule,  please contact us to see if that can be arranged.

Wood is Good: Forest Sector Career Learning 

Oregon’s forest sector offers a variety of high-demand, high-paying jobs in local communities.  We offer an interactive classroom presentation for high school students to share about the abundant opportunities. The presentation is 45 minutes to one hour long and provides a survey of forest jobs and careers. It highlights the breadth and diversity of employment in Oregon’s forest sector. The presenter will work with teachers to tailor the program for the target audience, including emphasis on jobs right out of high school or a focus on careers that require a 4-year college degree.

Programs can be scheduled by emailing