Connecting with the land is the greatest way to gain an appreciation for this special place we call home. We work to connect our community with the land through our Learning on the Land education series, offering a wide variety of topics and events. We hope you will join us on many outings this year as we explore our precious and unique region.
Space at most tours is limited to ensure a great experience for everyone who attends, so please sign up today! If you receive a message that an event is full, please contact our office and we’ll add you to the wait list.
Learning on the Land: Walla Walla, Washington
Learn about the joys of watercolor and experience a lovely fall morning in a new way in this workshop with artist Joyce Anderson. Spaces limited!
Spend a weekend exploring the history and geology of north-central Oregon with Whitman geology professor emeritus Bob Carson.
Learn about the complex history of the Hanford Nuclear Site along the Columbia River. Department of Energy docents will provide tours on the area’s cultural and technological past, present. and future.
Learn about the impacts of the grey wolf population of the Blue Mountains with Department of Fish & Game wildlife biologist Mark Vekasy.
Learning on the Land: John Day, Oregon
Tour the new John Day Rural Innovation Gateway, a location that integrates community, technology, education and commerce with a focus on rural innovation and rural value creation. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the city’s new commercial greenhouse where you’ll learn about the city’s work on food security and about hydroponic growing systems.