ONREP Workshop Schedule & Ways to Engage, April 2022



ONREP is recruiting new facilitators!


ONREP facilitators provide virtual and in-person professional development workshops for PreK-12 educators throughout Oregon on a variety of environmental education topics.


We are looking for facilitators from all backgrounds, identities, experience, and geographic regions throughout the state who are passionate about connecting Oregonians with nature, and committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity.


If you would like more information or are ready to join our dynamic cadre of facilitators, we invite you to:


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all open positions are filled.

All are welcome to apply!


ONREP Spring, Summer & Fall Workshops:

Global Change & Outdoor Education Series - Online


This is a 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. This series will provide middle school and high school formal and nonformal educators with an opportunity to explore strategies, tools, and tips that they can draw on when working with students.


We encourage educators to attend as many of the sessions as they would like, each session will focus on a different topic.

This series is brought to you by: OSU Extension Service - Outdoor School Program and Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP)


Audience: Middle School and High School formal and nonformal educators


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

Date: May 4th, 2022

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Format & Length: Online, 1.5 hours

Description: There is more to learn about climate change than we could ever address in our programs/classrooms. How do we decide what to include, and how can we frame our approach? In this short session, we welcome outdoor educator, Karly Foster, to share her experiences developing a place-based climate change curriculum for use in Oregon. Together, we will reflect on and discuss how to set priorities, include multiple perspectives, and engage youth in learning about climate change in Oregon in ways that are meaningful to them.

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

Registration will close a few days prior to the workshop or when full.

Registration & Details: https://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


NEW! Designing Habitats for a Changing Climate – Online

Date: May 10, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Format: Online, 2.5 hours, plus one hour of pre-work

Audience: 4th - 8th grade educators, formal and non formal

Curriculum: Project WILD Climate & Wildlife

Description: 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

This workshop is brought to you by Educate Regenerate and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and Oregon Natural Resources Education Program

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

Registration will close approximately 2 weeks prior to the workshop or when full.

Registration & Details: https://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


NEW! Trauma-Informed Strategies and Tools for Environmental Educators – Online

This same workshop is being offered on two occasions! Please select from ONE of two dates; June 7, 2022 or September 22, 2022

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 7th 3:30pm-6pm OR Thursday, September 22nd, 3:30-6pm

Format: Online, 2.5 hours

Audience: all formal and non-formal educators, open to all grade levels

Description:

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.

Review of the free toolkit is a prerequisite for attending this interactive workshop.

This workshop is brought to you by Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ORNEP).

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

Registration will close approximately 1 week prior to the workshop or when full.

Registration & Details: https://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


NEW! Summer High School Teacher Forestry Tour: Fire - *In-Person

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 21st 9 am-5 pm & Wednesday, June 22nd 9 am- 3 pm, PDT

Format & Length: In-person, 2 consecutive days

Participants should plan to attend both days

Location: Southern Oregon (Rogue River/Gold Hill area)

Audience: High School Natural Resources and Environmental Science Educators.

Curriculum: FireBright (Modules include: Living in the Era of Megafire, Forests in a Wildfire Prone Environment, Exploring Wildfire, Wildland Firefighting, and Protecting your Community from Fire)

Description: Would you like to know more about wildfire ecology, fire resiliency, and natural resource careers?

Tour Southern Oregon fire sites and learn how to incorporate and apply knowledge of fire related to Oregon forests, forest practices and community resources in your classroom. Connections will be made to the FireBright curriculum modules and other resources through hands-on field activities.

  • Lodging and mileage costs will be reimbursed, meals (light breakfast, lunch and snacks) during the professional development will be provided.

  • Participants must be comfortable with uneven terrain, stairs, porta-potties, and light hiking.

  • Due to parking limitations, participants will not be allowed to drive private vehicles to field lab sites and will be transported in vans.

Sponsors include Oregon Department of Forestry, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative, Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and Oregon Natural Resources Education Program.

Closer to the workshop, participants will receive a more comprehensive email that will include accommodations information and preferences, meals, and other information after initial registration.

Registration required.Space is limited to 20 participants. Offered at no cost to formal and nonformal Oregon educators. PDUs available.

Registration Link: https://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/firebright-teacher-tour-registration


Land of Fire & Ice: The Elements that Shaped the Oregon Cascades - *In-Person

Dates: August 2 through August 4, 2022 (overnight workshop)

Format: *In-Person, multiple consecutive days. Participants should plan to attend all 3 days.

Location: Fish Lake Historic Site, also known as the Fish Lake Remount Depot, located in the heart of the Oregon High Cascades in the Willamette National Forest.

Audience: Middle School 6th-8th grade educators, formal and nonformal

Curriculum: Project Learning Tree’s (PLT) Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide

Description: 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. Learn about the cultural history of Fish Lake: tribal use, early Oregonians, Forest Service mule packers & fire watch and the natural history of the area with a focus on the unique geology and hydrology of the Old Cascades and the current High Cascades.

Then we will look to the future and work with you individually on making the information you gained in the workshop applicable to your students and your locations across Oregon.

Schedule:

  • Show up early on August 2nd to set up your bunkhouse space, tent, or RV and orient yourself to the facilities.

  • August 2nd Friends of Fish Lake will offer guided walks, mule packing demonstrations, and host a BBQ while we all get to know one another.

  • On August 3rd we’ll dive into the geology/hydrology of the old and new Cascades and take an interactive hike with a Forest Service geologist and hydrologist.

Cost: $25.OO

  • 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, and Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP)

Closer to the workshop, participants will receive a more comprehensive email that will include accommodations information and preferences, meals, and payment information after initial registration.

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

Registration will close approximately 2-4 weeks prior to the workshop or when full.

Registration & Details: https://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops


COVID-19 Information for in-person Workshops

*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 the most current/updated event information, visit

https://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/professional-development/workshops


Other Opportunities:


Green 2.0 and REI Co-op: Increasing Diversity in Environmental and Outdoors Careers

Register at https://mailchi.mp/b593c08b81f3/increasing-diversity-in-environmental-and-outdoors-careers

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET

Since 2020, the United States population under the age of 18 has become majority of people of color. However, our hiring trends do not reflect this reality.

Young people of color have been historically excluded from career opportunities in many fields and have largely been shut out of opportunities in the environmental and outdoors sector. This sector is only as impactful as the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents reflected in its workforce. The environmental movement is more effective when the voices of those most impacted by environmental pollution and degradation lead the conversation.

Join Green 2.0 and REI Co-op for a discussion on the numerous ways that the environmental and outdoors sector can create initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion in their organizations and engage young people of color in the movement.


Summer Agriculture Institute 2022

East Session: July 17-22 in La Grande - or -

West Session: June 19-24 in Corvallis

Summer Agriculture Institute is a week-long professional development with two session options, see dates above. All participants receive 3 graduate level credits and have the opportunity to tour farms, network with agricultural professionals and colleagues and connect concepts to classroom curriculum. Cost to attend is $600 per participant (lodging, transportation and food provided).

Scholarships available, inquire by email to sai.west@oregonstate.edu ! You can find a copy of the application linked here for your reference.

This is a collaborative professional development from Oregon State University and Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation.


DIVE4Ag (Distant, Immersive, Virtual Education for Agriculture Literacy)

DIVE4Ag offers a series of FREE virtual professional development sessions for middle and high school teachers and informal educators.

To Register for upcoming sessions: https://dive4ag.oregonstate.edu/educators-professional-development

The DIVE4Ag project brings Pacific Northwest middle and high school youth opportunities to explore topics in agriculture through virtual reality and other online activities. Together, Oregon State University’s Precollege Programs, SMILE Program, and OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program lead the effort with community partners to implement an innovative Agriculture Distance Education Toolkit to be fully launched next year.

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Unless otherwise noted, all ONREP professional development (PD) events and materials are offered at no cost to Oregon formal and nonformal educators.

Individual registration required for all events.

Sub reimbursement is available on teacher workdays when needed.

PDUs (Professional Development Units) are offered for all PD.

Email: ONREP@oregonstate.edu, or call: (541)737-2128.

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