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.

Would you like a little bit of practice using trauma-informed strategies and tools to support your students?
In early 2022, ONREP published the Trauma-Informed Toolkit - A Resource for Educators . It is a resource document on trauma and trauma resilience including practical strategies and tools for educators, and an example of applying a trauma-informed lens to a fire ecology lesson plan.
In this workshop educators will have the opportunity to discuss, practice, and apply some of the strategies and tools mentioned in the toolkit.

This workshop is full and registration has closed.

Date: 
September 22, 2022
Location: 
Online

Would you like a hands-on introduction to salmon & trout for your students? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Eggs to Fry (FETF) program brings salmon and trout eggs into learning experiences - to be raised in an aquarium and then released into the wild. Educators get an introduction to ODFW’s FETF program and receive Project WILD’s Aquatic WILD curriculum.

Date: 
September 17, 2022
Location: 
Eugene,OR

As part of the Malheur Fall Professional Development Day, we will explore SB13 and how activities from the new Explore Your Environment Project Learning Tree K-8 Guide can complement Tribal History, Shared History lessons and our Indigenous neighbors' perspectives.

Date: 
September 1, 2022
Location: 
Ontario, OR

This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled..

This workshop is intended for formal 3rd - 8th grade educators of Salem-Keizer Schools.

This in-person* workshop has a primary focus on water and water quality education. Activities we will explore are from Project WILD’s Aquatic WILD, Keizer's Adopt a Stream, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Date: 
August 23, 2022
Location: 
Keizer, OR

Come to this engaging workshop to learn from the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) about their history, first foods, effects of climate change, seasonal rounds and more.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
August 16, 2022
Location: 
Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton, OR

Early Learner Series, August 2022
Each of the two online workshops in this series is a standalone workshop and educators are encouraged to register for one or for both.

Registration for this PLT workshop has closed.

Date: 
August 11, 2022 to August 12, 2022
Location: 
Online

Early Learner Series, August 2022
Each of the two online workshops in this series is a standalone workshop and educators are encouraged to register for one or for both.
Have you noticed how innately curious young children are about the natural world around them? Are you interested in getting your early learners outside and in nature more often? Join us for an interactive workshop about how to connect young children to the natural world.
Participants of Workshop 1 will receive Project WILD’s Growing Up WILD guide

Registration has closed for Early Learner/Growing Up WILD..

Date: 
August 2, 2022 to August 4, 2022
Location: 
Online

Spend a few days this coming summer with Oregon Natural Resources Education Program, Willamette National Forest, and Friends of Fish Lake for this first ever geology, hydrology, and history immersion workshop.
This workshop is full and registration has closed.

Date: 
August 2, 2022 to August 4, 2022
Location: 
Fish Lake Remount Depot, McKenzie Bridge, OR

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
June 21, 2022 to June 22, 2022
Location: 
Rogue River/Gold Hill area, Southern OR

This workshop on June 7th has been cancelled. It is being offered on September 22, 2022 and we invite you to register.

Date: 
June 7, 2022
Location: 
Online

In this workshop, we will explore a collection of climate change lesson plans and discuss how climate justice can be incorporated into our work as educators.
Participants will receive a copy of the Project Wild Climate & Wildlife collection of activities.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
June 1, 2022
Location: 
Online

This workshop will prepare educators to engage their students in two activities related to climate change, habitat and wildlife. Participants will be invited to research and identify a climate-related issue affecting a local habitat then explore potential avenues for student design projects. Participants will have the opportunity to leave this workshop prepared to implement this activity with students. Participants will receive a copy of Project WILD Climate & Wildlife.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
May 10, 2022
Location: 
Online

This is part of series focusing on how to frame global change topics (such as climate change, extreme weather patterns, natural disasters, etc.) with students in an outdoor education context.
We encourage educators to attend as many of the sessions as they would like, each session will focus on a different topic.

Session 3 - Developing climate change lessons and curriculum: Where do we start?

Registration for Session 3 has closed.

Date: 
May 4, 2022
Location: 
Online

Want to teach climate change ecology with confidence and compassion? Join us for an interactive workshop that explores the potential of the new “Project Wild: Climate and Wildlife” guide. During the workshop, we will explore the social-emotional ramifications of climate change education and share recommendations to help young people cope with environmental change. Then, we will highlight selected activities from the new guide and suggest modifications to the lessons which will help Oregon students cultivate personal agency and social trust. Finally, we will generate a resource list of agencies, land managers and other prospective partners who can support your students in service learning and participatory community science activities.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
April 12, 2022
Location: 
Online

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.

This workshop is full and registration has closed.

Date: 
April 8, 2022
Location: 
Philomath, OR

In this interactive workshop, participants will discover how to use the SB13 (Tribal History/Shared History) Critical Orientations framework to infuse Indigenous cultures and perspectives into Project Learning Tree (PLT) activities. Using waste management and sustainability practices as the context, participants will learn how to adapt a PLT lesson to be culturally responsive, relevant, and affirming. Participants will receive Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide. The workshop features a guest speaker from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Date: 
April 6, 2022 to April 20, 2022
Location: 
Online

When we frame charged topics like climate change, extreme weather patterns, natural disasters, etc. with an asset-based mindset, learners can bring their whole selves to the experience and tackle deeply nuanced topics with agency and autonomy. This short session will introduce the idea of facilitating from a whole self perspective, using a reimagined model for thinking about meeting learners' needs in order to successfully engage in big conversations.

Date: 
March 29, 2022
Location: 
Online

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.

Date: 
March 28, 2022
Location: 
Eagle Point, OR

Make science a breeze with an outdoor-oriented environmental curriculum. The Project Learning Tree K-8 newly revised Explore Your Environment guide works for rural to urban teaching environments, and is for multiple grades. Join us as we check out Explore Your Environment (participants will receive a copy of it at no cost) and share ways that lessons can be adapted for different grades. Participants will be invited to implement a lesson between sessions.
Audience: 3rd-5th grade educators, formal and nonformal; K-2 educators welcome as we will be discussing how the lessons can be adapted for multiple grades

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
March 9, 2022 to March 15, 2022
Location: 
Online

This session will introduce educators to the NOAA-supported Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN). The CLEAN collection is an online database of 800+ educator and scientist-reviewed, free, digital resources that include NGSS aligned lesson plans, visualizations, videos, and short demonstrations/experiments. It uses three main program components to provide resources for teachers on climate and energy (1) the CLEAN Collection, (2) Network, and (3) training and support.

Registration for this workshop has closed.

Date: 
March 7, 2022
Location: 
Online