OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Teaching the Whole Student With Nature Journaling | In-Person Workshop

Monday, November 1, 2021

*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. For updated information please check back here. 

Time: 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. 

Format & Length: 5 hours, in-person*,entirely outdoors

Audience: 3rd-8th grade educators, formal and nonformal (but all grade levels are welcome)

Join us at the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s Rogue River Preserve 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.

Dress for a 1.5-mile walk along a rustic but mostly-level loop trail. Bring a notebook and a pencil, water, bag lunch, and a camping chair (if you have one). Note that the site does not have any trash cans -- be prepared to pack out what you pack in. The site has no running water but does have a portapotty. 

This workshop is co-hosted by: Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management Medford District, North Mountain Park Nature Center

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

Registration closes at 5PM Thursday, October 21st. 

Eagle Point, OR