The museum offers a variety of public workshops throughout the year. For more information about workshop programming, contact the museum at (541) 346-3024.

Forests Past, Forests Present - A Workshop for K-12 Teachers

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This one-day program will explore the cultural history of Willamette Valley forests, increase awareness of current forest management practices, and provide tools to support the development of environmental literacy in the classroom. Teachers will be introduced to the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan and receive free resources for teaching about Oregon's forests.

The first half of the workshop takes place at the museum; the second half takes place at Bauman Tree Farm just outside of Eugene. Optional transportation to and from the tree farm in 12-passenger van is provided.

Presented by: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Forests Today & Forever, and the Environmental Leadership Program.

Who should attend? K-12 and pre-service teachers.

Schedule for the Day:

  • 9:00a.m. - Start at Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • 11:00 a.m. - Drive to Bauman Tree Farm, picnic lunch
  • 12:15 p.m. - Tour of Bauman Tree Farm
  • 3:00 p.m. - End of workshop (depart for museum for those riding in the 12-passenger van)
  • 3:45 p.m. - Arrive back at Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Registration and Cost: The workshop is FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Registration Form (download)

Please send registration form to:

Education Department
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1224 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1224

mnhtours@uoregon.edu
Fax: 541-346-5334

Questions? Contact Robyn Anderson, Education Coordinator, mnhtours@uoregon.edu, 541-346-1694

 

Guidelines for Excellence in Environmental Education Workshop

Monday, September 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the newest publication in the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education series: Non-formal Environmental Education Programs - Guidelines for Excellence. These Guidelines offer a set of recommendations for developing and administering high quality non-formal environmental education programs.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. To identify the key characteristics of high quality environmental education programs
  2. To discuss the relationship between program design and program evaluation
  3. To describe how other documents in the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education series can be used to develop quality programs

Each participant will receive a copy of each of the following (a $50 value):

  • Non-formal Environmental Education Programs - Guidelines for Excellence
  • Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
  • Excellence in Environmental Education - Guidelines for Learning (Pre K-12)
  • Guidelines for the Preparation and Professional Development of Environmental Educators

Who should attend? Environmental educators, administrators, or program developers who are concerned about the quality of non-formal environmental education programs.

Registration and Payment:

The cost is $40 and includes workshop materials, lunch, and books. Please make checks payable to MNCH. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Registration Form (download)

Please send registration form and payment to:

Education Department
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1224 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1224

Questions? Contact Robyn Anderson, Education Coordinator, at robyna@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-1694.