Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to Friday, August 2, 2024

Date: July 31 - August 2nd, 2024 (overnight workshop)

Time: July 31, 1 p.m. - August 2, 11 a.m. 

Format: *In-Person, multiple consecutive days, overnight

Audience: Designed for science and social studies educators & geared towards 4th - 8th grade educators, formal and nonformal, but all educators are welcome

Curriculum and Resources:

  • Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) Explore Your Environment K-8 Activity Guide
  • Ricky’s Atlas Mapping a Land on Fire
  • Center for Geography Education in Oregon (C-Geo) Student Atlas of Oregon

Location: Fish Lake Historic Site, also known as the Fish Lake Remount Depot, McKenzie Bridge, OR. 

DescriptionJoin us for a multi-day workshop at the picturesque Fish Lake Remount Depot located in the heart of the Oregon High Cascades, deep in the Willamette National Forest. This historic site will be our playground to explore the relationship between humans and fire through the centuries till today. Designed for science and social studies educators, the workshop will center on the natural & cultural history of the area: tribal use, early Oregonians, Forest Service mule packers & fire lookouts, and the region’s historic and current fire regime. 

Workshop highlights include:

  • Multi-day immersion in pristine nature site, accommodation options are the on-site ADA accessible bunk house, or you may bring your own tent or RV 
  • Welcome BBQ
  • Forest Service mule packing demonstration
  • Field trips to sites affected by fire
  • Guest speakers from the Willamette National Forest, Friends of Fish Lake Board of Directors, and others
  • Curriculum and activities to share with your students 
  • Work sessions to make the information you gained in the workshop applicable to your students and your locations across Oregon

Cost: We ask that participants contribute a nominal fee of $25 to help us offset the cost of this overnight, multi-day workshop. If you need financial assistance to cover this fee, please contact ONREP.

This workshop is brought to you by: Friends of Fish Lake, USFS Willamette National Forest, Discover Your Forest and Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP)

After initial registration, participants will receive a comprehensive email that will include information about lodging, meals, and how to make your payment. 

Registration required. PDUs available. Substitute reimbursement available on teacher workdays.

This workshop is full. Please register for our waiting list and you will be notiifed if a space becomes avaialble. 

Fish Lake Remount Depot, McKenzie Bridge, OR