Events and Education Opportunities





From the Environmental Education Association of Oregon January 3, 2018 Newsletter

  • Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Summit – Two day conference with workshops, speakers, resources and opportunities to connect with other farm to school and school garden stakeholders! Jan 25-26 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR. Registration closes Jan 14. Learn more and register! 
  • 2018 Idaho Environmental Education Conference – Re-Discover your WOW Through the Confluence of People and Place – Lewiston, Idaho, March 2-3  Registration opens Jan 6. Learn More Here! 
  • Book Launch – Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education across the Curriculum – January 17; Portland. Author Sarah Anderson offers insights into how to build a program across the K-8 grades; addressing key elements such as mapping, local history, citizen science, integrated curricula, and more. This book goes beyond theory to give concrete examples and advice in how to make place-based education a real educational option in any school. Visit her website to learn more!
  • ONREP Workships. All workshops are offered at no cost to Oregon educators.
    • Nature Connections for Early Childhood: Jan 27 & Feb 3, 2018; 9:00-3:00; Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, OR. This event is offered in partnership with Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. For details and to register, visit:
    • Forest Ecology (PreK – 5th grade educators and non-formal educators)This one day workshop is offered at 2 locations
    • Sense Your WILD Surroundings (Pre-K -2nd grade educators and non-formal educators): Feb 28, 2018; 8:30 – 4:30; Tillamook Forest Center, Tillamook OR. For further details and to register visit:
    • Teachers as Naturalists: Flying WILD (3rd – 12th grade educators):
      March 2nd, 2018; 8:00 – 3:00; Deschutes National Forest, Bend, Oregon. This event is offered in partnership with Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. For details and to register, visit:
    • Teacher Training: Our Changing Climate (5th to 8th grade educators)The High Desert Museum and the Environmental Center offer this event! Jan 19 & Jan 20, 2018; 9:00 – 4:00 (both days); The High Desert Museum, Bend, OR. For details and to register visit:
  • East MultnomahSWCD Free Workshops. For more information, including spring workshop dates, and to register visit
    • ​Rural Native Plants: Jan 9
    • Native Plants: Jan 10; Jan 11; Jan 13; Feb 25
    • Rain Gardens 101: Feb 3; Feb 11
    • Naturescaping Basics: Feb 10; Feb 24
    • Attracting Pollinators to the Urban Garden: Feb 21
    • Urban Weeds: Feb 28
  • Honoring Our Rivers is accepting student submissions of original writing, art, and photography related to rivers and the environment for publication in its next edition of the student anthology. All students from kindergarten through college are invited to submit, including students outside of Oregon. Learn more at to submit is Earth Day, April 22.
  • NAAEE 2018 Conference in Spokane, Washington! – Research Symposium: October 9–10; Conference: October 10–13. To learn more visit:
  • Lewis & Clark Law School is now offering a Master of Studies in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law (MSL) for non-lawyers. This graduate degree is for those who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in learning about environmental law, but who do not wish to practice law or obtain a law degree. Potential students include federal agency employees, teachers, elected officials, journalists, and people pursuing careers in lobbying or non-profit organizations, as well as business people who want a better understanding of environmental regulations. Click here to learn more about the program.