CONNECT YOUR STUDENTS TO THE FOREST

From field trips to classroom programs and more, Discover Your Forest is committed to engaging your students with their public lands.

School Programs

We serve thousands of students through field trips on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland.  Whether you want your students to explore geology at Newberry National Volcanic Monument or learn snow science at Mt Bachelor, we have programs that meet grade standards while making learning fun!

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Teacher Resources

We have gathered together the best in conservation education resources for your classroom.  Check out these links to activities, trainings and field trip financial assistance from our partners across the state and across the nation. We are committed to supporting all Central Oregon teachers and their classrooms and helping you take your lessons to the next level. 

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Upcoming Events and Programs

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11 AM Big Obsidian Flow Ranger Program @ Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
11 AM Big Obsidian Flow Ranger Program @ Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Thurs-Sun, 11AM and 2PM

Experience a guided hike with a U.S. Forest Service Ranger on Newberry Caldera’s Big Obsidian Flow! The Big Obsidian Flow is the most recent volcanic event at Newberry Caldera and Oregon’s youngest lava flow. Hikes generally last 45 minutes and cover approx. ½ mile.

Due to the uneven surfaces and sharp volcanic glass, no closed toed shoes or dogs are allowed on the guided hike. Visitors are encouraged to bring water with them and use the restroom before the hike begins.

11:00 AM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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Join us at Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn about the wonder that is Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Our amazing Volunteer Interpretive Rangers share information on how the Newberry Volcano was formed, the history of the Monument, Geology highlights, and fascinating details about the cultural history of this area.  We hope you will join us on a journey through time and lava flow!

1:00 PM Lava Lands Visitor Center Interpretive Patio Talks @ Lava Lands Visitor Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Join us at Lava Lands Visitor Center to learn about the wonder that is Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Our amazing Volunteer Interpretive Rangers share information on how the Newberry Volcano was formed, the history of the Monument, Geology highlights, and fascinating details about the cultural history of this area.  We hope you will join us on a journey through time and lava flow!

All Events
5,000
Students on field trips to Newberry
160
Students Participating in Citizen Science
2,200
Participants in Project Snow
28,000
Student hours spent learning on our National Forest

Thank you for teaching us about parts of flowers and the forest. I learned a lot about pollinators like bees, ants, and flies.

Noah, 2nd Grader

Thank you for letting us go on this awesome field trip. My favorite part was looking at the 3 sisters. It was awesome that you guys taught me about how owls can hear a weasel 9 feet under ground

Matthew, 2nd Grader

Thank you for leading us through the Mt. Bachelor forest. My favorite part was when we saw the mountains up close.

Abril, 4th Grader

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