Thursday, March 3, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., PST

Location: 3/2 Location changed from Camp Latgawa, Eagle Point, OR to Southern Oregon Research Extension Center, Central Point, OR

Format & Length: * In-person, 6 hours, mostly outdoors

Audience: Outdoor School Providers and formal and non-formal educators who work with 5th and 6th grade students attending outdoor school.

Description: 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.

This outdoor, in-person workshop will take place at Camp Latgawa (35 miles east of Medford)  Environmental conditions, such as weather  or changes in Covid restrictions could require rescheduling; registered participants will receive updates if we need to change the date.

This workshop is co-hosted by: OSU Extension Service - Outdoor School Program, Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education, Rogue Environmental Ed, and Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and  Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP).

Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available on teacher workdays.

Registration closed at 9 AM on Friday, February 25th. 

Food: Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please email Amy Hoffman ( prior to the close of workshop registration at 9 a.m. on Friday, February 25th.

Stipends Available: A $100 stipend is available for Oregon educators who work/volunteer for a Measure 99-funded outdoor school program and who are not being compensated by another source for the time they attend the workshop. For more details and the full eligibility criteria, please see the OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Stipends, Substitute Reimbursements, and PDUs page.

Overnight accommodations may be available. Please contact: Amy Hoffman at or Kristi Backe at  to learn more.


*Oregon Natural Resources Education Program’s (ONREP’s) primary goal is the health and wellbeing of all facilitators, participants, and guests.  All in-person ONREP professional development events will comply with federal, state, Oregon State University, county, and local regulations as well as the policies of the facility where the workshop is being held. More detailed information will be shared in the workshop confirmation which is sent to registrants prior to the workshop. 

Due to the nature of COVID-19 regulations, in-person workshops are subject to change

Central Point, OR