Mobile Workshops are held on Tuesday, May 5 from 12-5pm

Rachel Werling

Environmental Education


Visit the High Desert Museum and interact with their program creators around exhibit and educational design. The Museum sits on 135 acres of pine forest and has a diversity of educational and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities. From character actors, to living animals, this Smithsonian Affiliate museum engages more than 170,000 visitors of all ages each year.  Join us and find some inspiration for your education programs.

Maximum number of participants: TBD

Workshop fee: TBD

Amy Jo Detweiler

Horticulture and gardening/landscaping


Many of our Central Oregon Communities are

located in the Wildland Urban Interface. In addition, our High Desert environment presents unique challenges to gardening and landscaping. Take a tour of a rooftop garden featuring native plants of the high desert, a water-wise garden, community garden and and fire-resistant landscaping. Meet with OSU Master Gardeners and our OSU Horticulture agent, Amy Jo Detweiler.

Maximum number of participants: TBD

Workshop fee: TBD

Stephen Fitzgerald

Forest Restoration in a Fire Adapted Ecosystem


Tour the Deschutes National Forest

Collaborative Forest Landscape. Meet with members of the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project, learn about local restoration and outreach

projects around Bend, from planning to markets.


We will also visit the Tree Farm, a new WUI development on the border of federal land, and learn about this unique partnership and land planning initiative.



Maximum number of participants: TBD

Workshop fee: TBD

Glenn Ahrens

Water Resources


Come explore the Upper Deschutes River, and learn about the complexities of balancing the needs of threatened wildlife habitat, irrigation for local

farmers, and other conservation needs. End this tour visiting one of our excellent breweries and enjoying our wonderful water in a different format.




Maximum number of participants: TBD

Workshop fee: TBD

Brad Withrow-Robinson

Local Food Systems


Learn about the growing local food and beverage scene in the challenging high desert environment.  Join Clare Sullivan, OSU Small Farms Extension agent to visit a fresh market vegetable grower and a small livestock producer.  Hear how producers and buyers are building relationships.  Final stop at a craft brewery to hear from a barley grower/malter and the brewer who uses their malt. While at the brewery we will sample beer and appetizers made from products raised by our host farmers.  Yum!


Maximum number of participants: TBD

Workshop fee: TBD

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