Oregon State University Extension Service

Hopkins Homeschool & Forest Field Day

Hopkins Demonstration Forest

16750 South Brockway Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
United States

Thu, May 16, 2019 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Event Cost
Free - Contact Jean Bremer to register

An Opportunity for Homeschool Groups

The Hopkins Demonstration Forest in partnership with Oregon State University, Clackamas County Extension Service is hosting a FREE day in the woods for homeschool groups, support networks, and youth organizations. Most activities are targeted for grades 2-12, but all grade levels (single or blended) are welcome.

The self-guided day will include a variety of grade-appropriate activities and educational stations spread across the 140-acre forest. Some stations will have staffed educator lead activities while others will be participant-led. All supplies will be provided at each station or to participants to checkout for the day.

Group check-in and equipment handout begins at 8:30am and closes at 11:30am with forest programs concluding at 1:30pm. Final checkout/equipment return no later than 2:00pm.

For more information contact Peter Matzka. (http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/matzka-peter)

We have had an overwhelming response to this program. Registration is closed on this event. Please contact Jean Bremer (mailto:jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu)to be added to a list for future homeschool events such as this.

Hopkins Forest Field Day Experiences and Stations

  • Wildlife track & pelt identification
  • Water quality measurements & aquatic invertebrates identification
  • Plant identification
  • Geocaching & orienteering
  • Forest management & recreation in Oregon
  • Outdoor nutrition and fitness
  • Investigate a tree’s age, growth, & its parts
  • Art, craft, & journaling stations
  • And MORE!

What to Bring

  • Dress for the weather & plan for 3-4 hours in the outdoors
  • Footwear to walk on forest trails (some steep) & gravel roads
  • Bring a backpack with food, water, sunscreen, etc.
  • Strollers are not recommended
Contact name
Jean Bremer

Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/events/hopkins-homeschool-forest-field-day