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Into the Forest: A Workshop for Teachers to Extend Outdoor School Learning

Are you a fifth- or sixth-grade teacher whose students will attend Outdoor School next year? Would you like to strengthen and enhance your students’ learning related to Oregon forests?    Are you looking for creative ways to teach new state standards using natural resources? In Oregon, nearly 50 percent of our state’s 61 million acres is forestland. Because we depend so profoundly on our forests, being knowledgeable about them is crucial.

Register for Into the Forest: A Workshop for Teachers to Extend Outdoor School Learning, August 12-14, 2015 at The Oregon Garden in Silverton

In this three-day workshop, you will:

  • Practice “hands-on” experiential activities that can be used in the classroom and in the field.
  • Apply field techniques in the forest and hear from content experts
  • See how forest-related content can be infused into the curriculum, especially with regard to science and math
  • Engage in experiential activities used in forest research and science
  • Receive forest education resources, including a new OFRI publication for sixth-graders and an accompanying teacher guide
  • Work with colleagues to create lessons that are aligned with outdoor school curriculum, NGSS and Common Core State Standards
  • Develop strategies and activities that will help you integrate forestry content and science inquiry skills into your practice

This workshop is offered at no charge for current fifth- and sixth-grade educators whose students will attend Outdoor School next year; however, space is limited and early registration is recommended.


Registration includes catered meals and mileage reimbursement. Two credits from PSU are available at additional cost. Lodging at The Oregon Garden Resort is included at no cost for participants traveling 50 miles or more each way, as documented by Google Maps.


Questions? Contact Norie Dimeo-Edger at




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This workshop is sponsored by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and is funded in part by a generous grant from the Gray Family Foundation.