Previous Workshops

Below is a list of some of the previous professional development events ONREP has offered. Often workshop topics are presented again at a future time.

If you have a specific request for a workshop topic, please do not hesitate to contact us. ONREP can often create tailored workshops to meet the needs of Oregon educators.

This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

Come to this workshop to learn how you can support your students as they gear up to attend outdoor school! We will explore a range of strategies for developing comfort with outdoor learning, naturalist skills, field trip behaviors and mindfulness. We will also share Project WILD and Nature Journaling activities.

Date: 
February 12, 2024
Location: 
Central Point, OR

Join us in this workshop to explore how and why getting kids outside is one of the best ways to engage with STEM activities and support them to build an appreciation for the natural world. Participants will receive Project WILD and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s Tribal History curriculum,

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
February 9, 2024
Location: 
Beaverton, OR

At Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center, "students are scientists" as they monitor the forest, collecting data used in climate science analysis. During this hands-on workshop, we will explore the model, resources, and tools that Yakona employs, and discuss ways that participants can replicate the data collection model at their site. Participants will explore and receive Project Learning Tree and Project WILD guides.
Series over 2 Saturdays; January 27 & February 10, 2024.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
January 27, 2024 to February 10, 2024
Location: 
Newport, OR

This outdoor, evening, workshop will introduce educators to the basics of nocturnal outdoor education, including astronomy, facilitating sensory activities like night hikes, and how to teach about nocturnal animals such as owls and bats.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
January 20, 2024
Location: 
Silverton, OR

Come to this workshop series to learn about the historical context of the Black Oregonian experience in the outdoors - including uncomfortable truths about lived experiences, current realities, and what environmental educators can do to support fostering joy in nature connection.
Series over the course of 3 Wednesdays: January 10, January 17, and January 24, 2024
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
January 10, 2024 to January 24, 2024
Location: 
Online

This in-person conference will focus on the social, economic and ecological aspects of Oregon’s natural resources.
The optional second day is training for Oregon Envirothon 2024.

Registration for the Conference and Envirothon training have closed.

Date: 
December 11, 2023 to December 12, 2023
Location: 
Silverton, OR

This workshop is full. The registration list and waiting list have closed.

Date: 
November 14, 2023 to November 16, 2023
Location: 
Online

Join us to learn about the history, culture, and natural resources of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). Educators will be introduced to SB13 lessons created by CTUIR and will explore how to integrate them in classroom and outdoor learning settings, such as outdoor school. This workshop includes a guided tour of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
October 28, 2023
Location: 
Pendleton, OR

Join this workshop to explore activities, art, math, literature, music, and movement to connect early learners to nature. Whether you regularly use the outdoors as a classroom or are new to taking students outdoors this workshop will provide tools, strategies, and hands-on resources to increase the quantity and quality of using nature as a learning setting.
Participants receive Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide

Date: 
October 18, 2023
Location: 
Eugene, OR

Experience and explore nature journaling, a flexible, engaging, and adaptable teaching tool that helps students develop both scientific (NGSS) and social-emotional competencies.
Whether you’re preparing your students to get the most out of an outdoor school experience, or hoping to develop inquiry in your very own schoolyard, nature journaling can be the multitool in your outdoor education tool kit.

Date: 
September 26, 2023
Location: 
Grants Pass, OR

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Would you like to integrate more hands-on garden education into your fall curriculum? Come explore a variety of resources in environmental literacy and STEM related to harvesting, eating and planting Oregon’s fall crops. We will explore several hands-on activities using Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom lessons and kits.
Educators will receive ready-to-go lessons to engage your students and the choice of a complimentary children's book for your classroom library.

Date: 
August 19, 2023
Location: 
Forest Grove, OR

This event has been cancelled.

Date: 
June 21, 2023 to June 22, 2023
Location: 
Burns, OR

This hands-on and approachable workshop will introduce formal and non-formal outdoor school educators (such as 5th or 6th grade teachers and outdoor school providers) to birds and birding, including how to observe, identify, and learn about birds before, during, and/or after outdoor school.No prior birding experience necessary.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
May 24, 2023
Location: 
Springfield, OR

In this workshop, 5th-6th grade educators will be introduced to lessons and activities that focus on what educators can do before/after outdoor school to prepare their students and extend the learning that happens at outdoor school. Participants will explore and recieve Project Learning Tree’s Explore Your Environment Activity Guide.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
April 28, 2023
Location: 
Clackamas, OR

3rd - 5th grade educators, spend a Saturday with us and celebrate Earth Day as we explore trees as plants. Workshop participants will receive PLT's Explore your Environment: K-8 curriculum and more resources.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
April 22, 2023
Location: 
Crow, OR

Experience and explore lessons from Project Learning Tree's (PLT) Explore Your Environment guide and Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom (Oregon AITC). Take the ready-to-use curriculum and materials back to your students! Intended for formal and nonformal K-5 educators.

Registration for this workshop has been extended and will remain open until 5 PM on Tuesday, April 18th.

Date: 
April 19, 2023
Location: 
Tualatin, OR

Designing habitat for wildlife is a powerful way to engage students in environmental learning and stewardship through an outdoor classroom. This workshop is intended for K-8 classroom teachers and features the National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats Planning Guide.

This workshop is full and registration has closed.

Date: 
April 15, 2023
Location: 
Forest Grove, OR

Engage students in crayfish and water quality investigations while interacting with and learning how to include NGSS into your learning environment. Learn how you can be a part of The River Mile network's Crayfish Study. Participants receive Project WILD’s Aquatic WILD guide
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
April 7, 2023
Location: 
Coos Bay, OR

This workshop will feature instructional tools from the BEETLES Project (beetlesproject.org) that will equip Natural Resource and STEM professionals with the skills and self-efficacy to facilitate equitable and engaging lessons with youth at educational outreach events, including outdoor school.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
April 4, 2023
Location: 
Cove, 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.

This workshop is full and registration and the waitlng list have been closed.

Date: 
March 16, 2023
Location: 
Silverton, OR