Special Events

Fun Forest Programs!

There is a lot to see and do at the Tillamook Forest Center. Join us for family-friendly activities and enjoyable interpretive nature programs on your next visit to the Tillamook Forest Center.

Click here to view our program schedule. More programs coming soon!

Upcoming special events are listed below.


Ravage & Recovery | The Paintings of Bud Johansen

June 2 – September 4, 2017

All Day

Bud Johansen’s paintings are the reflection of a lifetime immersed in the landscape once known as the Tillamook Burn. Having grown up on a dairy farm near Hebo, he hunted and fished among mountain streams and has seen the forest recover from a bleak landscape of ravaged snags to a productive new forest. Though he showed promise as a young artist while attending Nestucca High School, he didn’t take up painting with acrylics until fully retiring at age seventy. Instead, he spent much of his adult life serving in the Korean War, completing a stressful career in off-truck sales, raising four sons, and fighting forest fires. Johansen specializes in landscape and wildlife painting, inspired by his explorations of the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest accompanied by his spouse. Look for his arwork on the black art panels grouped throughout the exhibit hall.


Making Outdoor School an Integral Part of the Learning Progression | Outdoor School Teacher Workshop

June 29, 2017 (Thursday)

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you a fifth or sixth-grade teacher whose students will attend Outdoor School next year? Would you like to strengthen the concepts your students learn at Outdoor School? Here’s a free workshop for you!

Making Outdoor School an Integral Part of the Learning Progression – Learn methods and strategies to enhance and extend students’ Outdoor School experiences. Participants will come away with the content knowledge, skills and materials needed to develop and use natural resources-based lessons that are aligned with Outdoor School curricula, state standards, and statewide environmental literacy programs. The lessons can be used in the field or the classroom, before or after the students attend Outdoor School. Lunch provided. One credit from Southern Oregon University is available at additional cost. To learn more or to regsiter for this free workshop please visit: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops