Hiring: Environmental Education Instructor

The Oregon Garden Natural Resources Education Program is seeking an experienced Environmental Educator to assist teaching conservation education lessons for spring and fall field trips. Candidates must have experience teaching upper elementary students (4th through 6th grade) and have expertise in subjects such as forests, botany, wetlands and wildlife. The goal of the natural resources program is to inspire in students a curiosity about nature and to build a personal connection to the forests that grow in Oregon. We stress a positive, fun-filled, inquiry-based curriculum through hands-on activities and learning games. For more information on this program please visit http://www.oregongarden.org/programs/education/ or http://learnforests.org/resource_article/rediscovery-forest-education-program.

See the full job description here.

 

PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO:

OFRI Attn: Rikki Heath PO Box 463 Silverton, OR 97381

Or respond to heath@ofri.org

1. The cover letter should include your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in teaching and why you are seeking this position.

2. A background check will be done upon hiring.

Visitor Center Gift Shop Sale!

Enjoy 30% off everything at our Visitor Center Gift Shop!vc-sale

The sale goes until January 15th and excludes wine and Cafe items. Not to be combined with other discounts. Our Visitor Center is open Fridays-Sundays 10am to 4pm.

Fall Jr. Gardener’s Club

Join The Oregon Garden and Jr. Gardener’s Club as we celebrate all things fall!fall-jgc

This fun event will be held on October 8 from 10am – 2pm.

Activities include:
*Pumpkin Seed Craft
*Pumpkin Bowling
*Pear Sampling from Northwest Pear Bureau
*Talk About Trees providing hands-on activities about tree health

Additional activities and information will be available soon!

This event is free with Garden admission and free for Members! No pre-registration required.

Yoga in the Garden

Weekly Yoga at the Oregon Garden Resort

Join us every Friday and Sunday at 9am – 10:15am for yoga! Classes will be held in the Wedding Garden (located outside of the Oregon Garden Resort) when weather permits, otherwise we will move our practice indoors.

Meet in the lobby of the Oregon Garden Resort at 9am to sign-in.yoga

Admission

  • Free for Resort guests
  • $5 for Garden Members
  • $8 for all other attendees
  • $5 mat rental

Yoga in the Garden

Weekly Yoga at the Oregon Garden Resort

Join us every Friday and Sunday at 9am – 10:15am for yoga! Classes will be held in the Wedding Garden (located outside of the Oregon Garden Resort) when weather permits, otherwise we will move our practice indoors.

Meet in the lobby of the Oregon Garden Resort at 9am to sign-in.

Admission

  • Free for Resort guests
  • $5 for Garden Members
  • $8 for all other attendees
  • $5 mat rental

Sunsets in the Gardenyoga

presented by Columbia Bank

Yoga will begin before each Sunsets in the Garden event and will be free with Garden admission.

  • August 3rd- 6pm
  • August 10th- 6pm
  • August 17th- 6pm
  • August 24th- 5:30pm
  • August 31st- 5:30pm
  • September 7th- 5:30pm

Classes will be held on the Garden Green, next to the Grand Hall. Check-in at the Visitor Center upon arrival.

Understanding Herbs Walking Tour

Join us for a guided walking tour this Saturday, July 30th at 10am. DSC_1007

Herbs: Understanding Them- an easy walking tour that will identify and define the uses of many interesting herbs that are easily grown in the Willamette Valley.

Please meet at the Visitor Center for this approximately 75 minute walking tour. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

Catch Pokemon in the Garden!

The Garden is crawling with Pokemon! We invite you to join us for a fun day of playing Pokémon Go in the Garden! With over two dozens PokéStops and two onsite gyms, the Garden is a great place to sharpen your skills as a Pokémon trainer.

Pokemon 2On July 30th join us for a special day at the Garden, dedicated to catching Pokemon and gaining experience as a trainer. From 10am – 3pm enjoy the following:

  • Take our tram tour and catch Pokémon while viewing over 20 of our amazing gardens.
  • Keep an eye out for special lures- we will be dropping them on five PokéStops every half hour.
  • Food and beverage booths will be set up throughout the Garden with alcoholic and nonalcholic beverages available.

Art in the Garden: Opening Reception

IMG_0656_webArt in the Garden, presented by Capitol Subaru, features stunning art installations in The Oregon Garden throughout the summer months. In 2016, we will feature pieces from ten artists, with four of those pieces being built specifically for The Oregon Garden. All pieces are available for sale.

Opening reception: The featured artists will give talks about their installations and inspiration, while guests enjoy live music and wine tasting. Guests will enter through the Visitor Center between 6:30pm and 8pm.

Admission: Tickets include artist talks, live music, light appetizers and a glass of wine or beer.

$25- General Admission
$10- Garden Members

Save $5 by purchasing your tickets in advance!
http://www.oregongarden.org/events/art-in-the-garden/

Our featured artists include Tyler FuQua, Jacob Sorenson, Jill Torberson, David Hillesland. Exhibiting artists include: Denise Sirchie, Scott Kuszik, Mark Brody, Lowell Duell, Richard Hays, Mark Collins.

Hours

May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Admission

Adults $8
Seniors (60+) $6
Students (12-17) $5
Children (5-11) $2
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $5

Contact & Directions

phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
email info@oregongarden.org
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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