Tuesday, November 14, 2023 to Thursday, November 16, 2023

Dates & Times: Tuesday, November 14th AND Thursday November 16, 3:30 p.m  - 5:30 p.m. both days

Participants should plan to attend both days

Format & Length: online, 4 hours total

Audience: Intended for 4th-10th grade teachers, formal & non-formal

Curriculum:Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Vesper Meadow’s" Fire Ecology and the Human Relationship"


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. Produced by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and written by the Vesper Meadow Education Program, this curriculum is science-based and aligned to NGSS standards and promotes hands-on experiences for diverse learners, equity and justice for all beings, and embraces multiple ways of understanding our world.

In this two-part workshop, educators will gain foundational understandings of fire ecology in Oregon and Indigenous use of fire, hear perspectives from an Indigenous Cultural Fire Practitioner and a Fire Scientist, and take a comprehensive look at a few of the lessons. Participants will receive a complimentary spiral-bound copy of the curriculum.

This workshop is brought to you by ONREP and Vesper Meadow Education Program. 

Registration required. Offered at no cost to Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute Reimbursement available on teacher workdays. 

This workshop is full and regular registration and the waiting list have closed. 

Detailed information for the workshop will be shared in the workshop confirmation letter which is sent to registrants by email 1-2 weeks prior to the workshop.