Forestry Immersion

This summer program for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from Eugene & Springfield District High Schools immerses students in the world of forestry through field trips, hands-on activities, and inquiry-based learning methods. Students learn about forestry and forest careers from professionals in various fields while having a fun, summer camp-like experience in the outdoors. Students also earn 0.5 elective credits from their school districts with consistent attendance and participation.

Applicants should enjoy the outdoors, have an interest in learning about forestry, a curiosity about forest careers, and understand that this is a school-endorsed educational opportunity for elective credit. To receive credit, students must attend and participate every day.


About the Program

Location: Many activities take place at Bauman Tree Farm, a private working forest located just South of Eugene near Lorane. This beautiful forest, with shelters, picnic tables, portable toilets, and a handwashing stations, serves as the program’s primary educational site. There are also visits to other forests, mills, and seedling nurseries, ecologically-restored areas or other sites/ institutions involved in forestry and land management.

The program is capped at 20 students.

Dates & Hours: June 17-21; 8am-3:30pm M-F

Transportation: Students are transported from central locations in Eugene and Springfield, which are yet to be determined.

Cost: The program is free to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Eugene 4J School District students enrolled in CTE programs and to all rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Springfield School District students. Lunch and snacks are provided.

The application window is open now until May 30th. Participation is confirmed on June 1st.