Courses

Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of set up, grip, posture and alignment.


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For golfers with some experience who would like to take their game to the next level. 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.


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If you're just getting started with birdwatching, look no further! In this class you'll learn what sort of equipment might be helpful, safe and ethical bird feeding, some common backyard birds to look for, and other useful tips and resources.


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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).


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This course introduces students to the processes by which landscapes evolve in a field based setting. Learn how to observe the landscape using methods from field sciences such as geology and ecology, and then apply ideas from these sciences to interpret how landscapes change. The course will take place primarily outdoors, including hiking to field sites and camping for an extended period of time. Daily field trips with up to six miles of hiking on rough terrain with up to 1000' elevation gain.This course begins June 21 and ends July 21, 2022, in Bend. Last day to drop with refund is Jun 24, 2022. Class meets June 21 remote via Zoom, and in-person on the Bend campus July 11-12, followed by a nine day field trip leaving July 13 and returning July 21. A portion of the total course fee will cover transportation, food and camping for the entire trip.


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The forests of the Northwest have adapted to periodic fires over thousands of years. We have seen more frequent, larger, and hotter wildfires in recent years. How did this happen, and what can we do about it?


Tuesday, July 19, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Gain an understanding about which shot to use in various situations during a round.


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Mushroom foraging is a popular pursuit in the Northwest. Learn where to search for edible mushrooms and how to identify common wild mushrooms and poisonous species. Discover more facts about fungi in your backyard! Please note this class has some crossover material with the general foraging class.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Did you ever want to be able to identify the animals, plants and fungi around you? You don't need a biology degree! Learn how anyone can explore nature in more depth using books, the internet, and everyday observations.


August 27-28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The dry side of Oregon offers incredible opportunities to learn about the animals, plants, and other beings that have adapted to living there. Learn how geology, hydrology, and climate come together to create a unique set of challenges and resources for living beings on the east side of the Cascade range.


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