Special Events

Fun Forest Programs! - Check out our program schedule

There is a lot to see and do here at the Tillamook Forest Center, including family-friendly activities. Join our interpretive naturalists for a wide variety of enjoyable programs. Upcoming special events are listed below.


National Association for Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) Workshop at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

January, 20 - 23, 2015

Registration Required

The Oregon Department of Forestry/Tillamook Forest Center and City of Hillsboro in partnership with National Association for Interpretation is hosting a Certified Interpretive Guide training January 20-23, 2015 at Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve in Hillsboro, Oregon.

For complete registration and class information visit The National Association for Interpretation Certificaiton and Training Calendar.


Forest Wildfire & Watershed Educator Workshop

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

8 am - 5 pm

The Tillamook State Forest, our backyard coastal rain forest, is home to a rich variety of habitats, ecosystems and wildlife. Explore the role of fire in the forest and the interconnected nature of the Wilson River watershed. Enjoy classroom activities, a peek at the Tillamook Forest Center exhibits and field experiences!

  • All curricula are correlated to Oregonís benchmarks and standards.
  • Substitute reimbursement is available
  • Free PLT and Aquatic WILD curricula included with attendance
  • Offered at no cost to Oregon educators grades 6-8 and informal educators
  • Workshop participants will receive priority field trip registration for the Tillamook Forest Center and discover field trip options.

Visit Forest Wildfire & Watershed Educator Workshop | Oregon Natural Resource Education Program to register.

*This workshop is funded through the generous support of the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust


Tillamook Tales
Second Saturdays Beginning in March 2015

11:30 am

Itís story time at the Tillamook Forest Center!
Join us to explore the forest through stories, songs, and activities Ė geared for young children (ages 3-6) and their caregivers. We will start off with an engaging childrenís story and follow up with a fun activity; sure to entertain the wee ones. Each month we will host a different forest adventure, so come along and let our naturalists tell you a Tillamook Tale! This program is FREE and will be held the second Saturday of each month at the Tillamook Forest Center and includes a snack.


Additional 2015 special events are coming soon!