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.

Join us and explore Millicoma Marsh Trail and surrounding area to learn about engaging young children in outdoor learning. Participants will receive Project WILD’s Growing up WILD curriculum guide.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
June 1, 2024
Location: 
Coos Bay, OR

Join us at the Jacksonville Woodlands to experience and explore nature journaling, a flexible, engaging, and adaptable teaching tool that helps students develop both scientific (NGSS) and social-emotional competencies.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
May 24, 2024
Location: 
Jacksonville, OR

This workshop includes a unique tour of Metro's transfer station and exploration of how we can reduce the impact of garbage on people and nature. Participants receive 2 Project Learning Tree guides.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
May 17, 2024
Location: 
Portland, OR

Join us at the Hatfield Marine Science Center to experience and explore nature journaling, a flexible, engaging, and adaptable teaching tool that helps students develop both scientific (NGSS) and social-emotional competencies. Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
May 4, 2024
Location: 
Newport, OR

Learn how to enhance your students' understanding of watersheds and how various factors affect the health and function of a watershed. We’ll use movement activities to introduce and explore watersheds Participants will receive Project WET and learn 3 ready-to-use classroom activities.
Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
April 27, 2024
Location: 
Silverton, OR

Registration for this workshop has closed.
High school educators, are you interested in bringing climate-based student leadership projects and actions into your classrooms? Please join ONREP plus SubjectToClimate and Our Future Student Leadership Network to learn more about how secondary teachers across all subject areas can find lesson plans and other resources and integrate action items into the classroom, in partnership with a student climate leadership network.

Date: 
April 23, 2024
Location: 
Online

Registration for this workshop has closed.
In this workshop, educators of young children will have the opportunity to explore and practice ways to promote positive nature learning experiences for early learners. Participants receive Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide and music CD.

Date: 
April 21, 2024
Location: 
Brookings, OR

Registration for this workshop has closed.
Revised workshop now offering expanded curriculum!
Hear first-hand from natural resource professionals and STEM researchers how their careers relate to your lessons in the sciences, sustainable forestry, and conservation. We also will include a focus on green career pathways of Black professionals in the U.S. All participants will receive at no cost: Project Learning Tree’s Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers curriculum and Project Learning Tree’s The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers

Date: 
April 20, 2024
Location: 
Eugene, OR

Early Childhood providers and educators, join this interactive workshop and explore tools and curriculum to help you get your young students engaged in nature, both inside and outside of the classroom.

This workshop has been cancelled. Plans are to reschedule for this fall.

Date: 
March 14, 2024
Location: 
Silverton, OR

Join us in this workshop to explore ways to integrate arthropods into your teaching across multiple subject areas, and delve deeper into all the ways humans and arthropods are connected.

Registration for this workshop has closed

Date: 
March 14, 2024
Location: 
Boring, OR

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