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.

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

Educators, join us at the Bureau of Land Management’s Cathedral Hills Trail System to experience and explore nature journaling, a flexible, engaging, and adaptable teaching tool that helps students develop both scientific and social-emotional competencies. Intended for formal and nonformal 3rd- 8th grade educators, but all grade level educators are welcome

Date: 
March 7, 2023
Location: 
Grants Pass, OR

During this in-person workshop, Early Childhood Educators and Providers will be introduced to Project WILD’s Growing Up Wild Activity Guide to use as a tool for nature exploration with their 3-7-year old’s.

Date: 
March 16, 2023
Location: 
Silverton, Oregon

Other Opportunities

The River Mile Network Online Community Gathering: Pacific Lamprey Project  

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Format & Location: Online 

Description:

Featured Presentation by Ralph Lampman, M.S., Biologist, Yakama Nation

Ralph Lampman (aka Lamp-rey-man) has been working as a Lamprey Research Biologist for the Yakama Nation Fisheries since 2012. 

Pacific Lamprey, commonly called “eels” by tribal members and others, is an incredibly important species for the Columbia River tribes in terms of food, medicine, and culture. They also serve many roles in the stream ecology, benefiting many, many native species.  

Ralph will demystify Pacific Lamprey secrets in relation to biology, ecology, and more, using photos, videos, songs, and more. He will also provide a synopsis for the work that has been done to restore this important species. 

For more details and to register, click here: Pacific Lamprey Project

Visit The River Mile website at: https://therivermile.org/

The River Mile Network & Partners: Investigating Crayfish + Freshwater Ecosystems Hybrid Educator Workshop 

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Format & Location: Online or in-person at the High Desert Museum, Bend, OR

Audience: 2nd-12th grade educators, formal and nonformal

Description:

Learn to engage grade 2-12 students in fascinating crayfish studies in this hands-on STEAM workshop.  A team of facilitators will step you through student activities including scientific investigations in your local watershed.  Gain confidence to participate with The River Mile network’s Crayfish Study to support important research by scientists and wildlife managers.

  • $100 implementation stipends offered for formal and nonformal educators!
  • In-person at the beautiful High Desert Museum and Online via Zoom
  • Catered lunch, breakfast items, and snacks provided for in-person attendees
  • Facilitated by Rick Reynolds, M.S.Ed., Sara Pelleteri, M.Sc., Janice Elvidge, M.S., and other partners of The River Mile (TRM) network
  • Funding is available from the EPA and National Park Service to support field studies, equipment, substitute reimbursement, and more!
  • Reimbursement for lodging and travel may also be available for educators who join us in Bend and live over 50 miles away. 
    • Email Rick Reynolds at with requests.

For more details and to register, click here: Investigating Crayfish + Freshwater Ecosystems Hybrid Educator Workshop

Visit The River Mile website at: https://therivermile.org

Trauma-Informed Toolkit

 Trauma-Informed Toolkit - A Resource for Educators

Published by ONREP in 2022, the Trauma-Informed Toolkit supports and complements educators’ knowledge and skillset in implementing trauma-informed approaches in educational settings. It is a resource document on trauma and trauma resilience including practical strategies and tools for educators.