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

Exploring Fire With Young Students - Online (previous title Fire Ecology - Online )

Given all that is happening on Oregon’s landscape, have you been wondering how to address fire with your K-2 students? In this workshop participants will explore how to use learner-centered essential questions to spark curiosity and increase understanding with this young age group.

Through interactive engagement participants will be provided with content resources to use with early learners, a sneak peek at the Fire K-12 Essential Questions Progression guide and more.

February 28, 2022 to March 7, 2022

Join us to experience and explore a new Outdoor School lesson plan that’s all about fire! This lesson, which follows the BEETLES model, provides guidance for 3.5 to 7 hours of engaging and timely explorations of fire science and fire ecology for students participating in in-person Outdoor School programs. During the workshop, we will examine and apply NGSS frameworks, trauma-informed care practices, social-emotional learning, and ODS self-evaluation tools, all using the new fire lesson as a context for learning.

March 3, 2022
Eagle Point, OR

Join us at the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s Rogue River Preserve (about 15 miles north of Medford) to experience and explore nature journaling, a flexible, engaging, and adaptable teaching tool that helps students develop both scientific (NGSS) and social-emotional competencies. Along the trail, we will stop to practice close observation, inquiry, and connection-building using a series of nature journaling prompts. We will also practice giving feedback on journal entries to promote a growth mindset, model outdoor facilitation strategies, and discuss how to incorporate nature journaling in any learning context.

March 28, 2022
Eagle Point, OR

In this workshop, we will support you in getting students outside by investigating an outdoor environment in the Corvallis area. Participants will explore how curriculum based on scientific understanding, such as Project Learning Tree’s K-8 Explore Your Environment, can be combined with Tribal History/Shared History (SB 13) lessons which were created by the nine federally recognized Tribes in Oregon for educators. All participants will receive a copy of Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide.

April 8, 2022
Corvallis, OR

Other Opportunities

Free OELP Publication for Educators

Oregon Environmental Literacy Program’s publication is called “Teaching Outside: Connecting Outdoor Learning to Environmental Literacy.” The goal of the publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students. It is free to download!

Forest Discovery Trail

Do you live in the Corvallis area and want to do some exploring with students and children? Come investigate the Forest Discovery Trail!  This program has been developed to honor Dr. William Ferrell, the first forest ecologist hired by the College of Forestry. Download investigation cards and learn more about the Forest Discovery Trail

This program is through Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Research Forests