Courses
Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques needed to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of setup, grip, posture and alignment. Increase your comfort with the game to better enjoy yourself on the course.


April 22, 2019 to May 6, 2019, RIVERS
April 23, 2019 to May 7, 2019, RIVERS
May 6-8, 2019, RIVERS
May 13-27, 2019, RIVERS
September 9-11, 2019, RIVERS
This class will focus on the most beneficial fundamentals of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does. Learn new ways to correct instead of compensate on the course.


April 11-25, 2019, RIVERS
April 16-30, 2019, RIVERS
April 22-24, 2019, RIVERS
May 10-24, 2019, RIVERS
May 14-28, 2019, RIVERS
May 20-22, 2019, RIVERS
Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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If you are new to fly fishing, or if you need a refresher, spend some time on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast with lots of time to practice on grass.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Experience the superb birding opportunities that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, OR offer in the spring. Known for concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and raptors, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds and songbirds. In mid-May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included.


May 13-20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn about the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley with expert guide Damian Fagan. Explore trails around Fort Rock and Crack-in-the-Ground as you learn about these unique volcanic features and the history of the region. Hiking trails range up to 4 miles in length and require climbing up and over uneven terrain.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
To enjoy fly fishing you only need a few supplies and a good guide who can show you how to read a river and identify where the fish are biting. Bring your basic skills and you'll learn about native game species and secrets of the Crooked River as well as fly selection, catch and release techniques and river preservation and ethics.


Saturday, June 8, 2019
Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, the class will move to the Crooked River where you can use your new casting skills. You'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
If you are a golfer looking to lower your score by improving your short game, this class is for you. Develop your putting, chipping and pitching.


April 22, 2019 to May 6, 2019, RIVERS
May 14-28, 2019, RIVERS
August 5-19, 2019, RIVERS
Explore the fantastic landscape of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with former NPS Ranger Damian Fagan. Learn about the unique natural and cultural features of the regions while hiking through canyons, over slickrock, and under stone arches. Explore the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan culture that occupied this region and learn about the desert environment.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Planning a successful hike, backpacking trip or other outdoor adventure takes some skill, strategy and a touch of luck. Learn what it takes to get off the beaten path and explore the backcountry. This series includes 5 interactive class sessions: Get in Shape, Get your Gear, Get a Plan, Get Confident and Get There. The series concludes with a field session to practice the knowledge and skills gained.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join naturalist Damian Fagan and explore the natural and cultural history of three Central Oregon State Parks: La Pine, Smith Rock and Lake Billy Chinook. Experience beautiful spring wildflowers and wildlife along these trails. Hikes range from 7-9 miles in length with moderate elevation gain.


This course contains no sessions at this time.