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

In this workshop, we will explore a collection of climate change lesson plans and discuss how climate justice can be incorporated into our work as educators.
Participants will receive a copy of the Project Wild Climate & Wildlife collection of activities.

Date: 
June 1, 2022
Location: 
Online

Would you like a little bit of practice using trauma-informed strategies and tools to support your students?
In early 2022, ONREP published the Trauma-Informed Toolkit - A Resource for Educators . It is a resource document on trauma and trauma resilience including practical strategies and tools for educators, and an example of applying a trauma-informed lens to a fire ecology lesson plan.
In this workshop educators will have the opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply some of the strategies and tools mentioned in the toolkit.

Date: 
June 7, 2022
Location: 
Online

Would you like to know more about wildfire ecology, fire resiliency, and natural resource careers? Tour Southern Oregon fire sites and learn how to incorporate and apply knowledge of fire related to Oregon forests, forest practices and community resources in your classroom. Connections will be made to the FireBright curriculum modules and other resources through hands-on field activities.

Date: 
June 21, 2022 to June 22, 2022
Location: 
Rogue River/Gold Hill area, Southern OR

Spend a few days this coming summer with Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, Willamette National Forest, and Friends of Fish Lake for this first ever geology, hydrology, and history immersion workshop. Learn about the cultural history of Fish Lake: tribal use, early Oregonians, Forest Service mule packers & fire watch and the natural history of the area with a focus on the unique geology and hydrology of the Old Cascades and the current High Cascades.
Then we will look to the future and work with you individually on making the information you gained in the workshop applicable to your students and your locations across Oregon.

This workshop is full and you may register for the waiting list.

Date: 
August 2, 2022 to August 4, 2022
Location: 
Fish Lake Remount Depot, McKenzie Bridge, OR

Would you like a little bit of practice using trauma-informed strategies and tools to support your students?
In early 2022, ONREP published the Trauma-Informed Toolkit - A Resource for Educators . It is a resource document on trauma and trauma resilience including practical strategies and tools for educators, and an example of applying a trauma-informed lens to a fire ecology lesson plan.
In this workshop educators will have the opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply some of the strategies and tools mentioned in the toolkit.

Date: 
September 22, 2022
Location: 
Online

Other Opportunities

ONREP is recruiting new facilitators! 

ONREP facilitators provide virtual and in-person professional development workshops for PreK-12 educators throughout Oregon on a variety of environmental education topics. 

We are looking for facilitators from all backgrounds, identities, experience, and geographic regions throughout the state who are passionate about connecting Oregonians with nature, and committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. 

If you would like more information or are ready to join our dynamic cadre of facilitators, we invite you to:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all open positions are filled. 

All are welcome to apply!

Trauma-Informed Toolkit

In early 2022, ONREP published the Trauma-Informed Toolkit - A Resource for Educators

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. 

Summer Agriculture Institute 2022

East Session: July 17-22 in La Grande - or -

West Session: June 19-24 in Corvallis

Summer Agriculture Institute is a week-long professional development with two session options, see dates above. All participants receive 3 graduate level credits and have the opportunity to tour farms, network with agricultural professionals and colleagues and connect concepts to classroom curriculum. Cost to attend is $600 per participant (lodging, transportation and food provided). 

Scholarships available, inquire by email to ! You can find a copy of the application linked here for your reference. 

This is a  collaborative professional development from Oregon State University and Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation.

Bonneville Dam Educator Workshop

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Join Corps of Engineers Park Rangers at Bonneville Dam, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, on Wednesday, August 17th to learn about and tour the agency’s interrelationship with natural and manmade resources. Discover ways to supplement your school curricula with virtual and in-person field trips to multipurpose dams, complete with lesson plans, videos, activities and more! Explore our special event opportunities, water safety education materials, and the Jr. Ranger and Every Kid in a Park (federal park pass) programs. In addition, a special guest presenter from the National Wildlife Federation will share resources from the Fish Eggs to Fry: Eco-Schools Salmon Stewards program. Intended for 3rd-8th grade educators. 

For more information, view workshop details and please register here.

Dive4Ag Virtual Series

 DIVE4Ag (Distant, Immersive, Virtual Education for Agriculture Literacy offers a series of FREE virtual professional development sessions for middle and high school teachers and informal educators. 

To Register for upcoming sessions: https://dive4ag.oregonstate.edu/educators-professional-development 

The DIVE4Ag project brings Pacific Northwest middle and high school youth opportunities to explore topics in agriculture through virtual reality and other online activities. Together, Oregon State University’s Precollege Programs, SMILE Program, and OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program lead the effort with community partners to implement an innovative Agriculture Distance Education Toolkit to be fully launched next year.