Field Trips

Forest Experiences for Youth

During the 1996 school year, the Oregon Department of Forestry began to build a set of lesson plans for field trips to the Tillamook State Forest. Our educators used a hands-on, student-centered approach and emphasized high-quality experiences. Pre-site, on-site and post-site activities are included to make the experience more comprehensive.


Our education programs are very popular with more than 6,000 youth participating each year. Educational offerings providing students of all ages and teachers with high-quality learning experiences that tie directly to state curriculum and benchmark standards.

Tillamook State Forest Education Opportunities

  • Field Trips & Classes

    Education Program Registration

    Registration for the 2016 - 2017 school year will open on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Our calendar fills fast, so register early! Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Click on the Field Trips & Classes link above to review program information and to register.

    **Please note** The Oregon Department of Forestry protects approximately 16 million acres of private and public forest lands. During a severe wildfire season, processing of education program requests may be delayed due to reduced staffing.