Workshop Registration

To register for a workshop, please select the appropriate Price Option under the workshop description, and then click on Add to Cart.

You also can call us at 541-747-3817 or visit us at the Arboretum office between 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday. Or send a check to 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene OR 97405 – be sure to include the name and date of the workshop.

Bird Songs Workshop – SOLD OUT


3 Saturdays: June 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 8am – 12pm

In this 3-part workshop (June 3rd, 10th, and 17th) led by Julia Siporin and Becky Uhler, learn how to identify and better understand local birds by their songs and calls. We’ll help participants recognize our common (and uncommon) avian friends’ vocalizations, and also share many tools for continuing to learn on your own. Each four-hour session in this three-part series will mix classroom time – in which we talk about bird sounds, listen to sample recordings together, and explore other learning tools – with time outdoors listening to the birds we are learning about. Julia co-leads the Arboretum’s monthly bird walks.  Julia and Becky have been exploring the world of bird vocalizations for about seven years, and have been birdwatching for many more. Pre-registration required.  $40 Members, $50 Non-Members.

Stick Drawings Workshop


Saturday, July 22, 1 – 4pm

With Kris Kirkeby, Natural Science Illustrator. No time to sketch? Need to loosen up? Want to explore line work? Discover a fun and easy tool to make quick expressive sketches. Not quite drawing with sticks, but close. We’ll sketch outside, drawing the surrounding landscapes or nature objects. Kris will include some drawing composition tips to help make your sketches snap. What exactly will we be doing? Come and join us to find out! Bring 5-6 clothespins and a bucket to lean your board against.  Kris will supply art materials. Meet at the Visitor Center.  Members $25, Non-members $30. Pre-registration required.

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Art of Nature Photography

Sunday, August 6 AND Sunday, August 13, 1 – 4pm

Join Nature Photographer Dave Stone for a popular 2-day workshop Sunday, August 6 1-4pm AND Sunday, August 13 1-3pm. Learn to express your love and connection to the natural world through photography. The workshop emphasizes composition, with a minimal discussion of the technical aspects of camera operation. Bring your camera (point & shoot up to digital SLR) fully charged battery, empty memory card and a tripod if you have one.
Meet at the Visitor Center.  Don’t forget your parking pass. Members: $25, Non-members: $30. Pre-registration required.

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Weaving with Natural Materials


Saturday, August 12, 10am – 3pm

In this basket weaving workshop for beginners and beyond, local artist Donna Crispin will teach how to weave from locally grown cattail, lily, and iris leaves. You will learn plaiting and twining, and how to make cordage from these plants. This will be a 5 hour workshop with a break for lunch. Workshop meets at the EPUD community room (33733 Seavey Loop Rd, Eugene, OR 97405). $40 members, $45 non-members, PLUS $20 materials fee paid to instructor. All basketry materials included. Bring a lunch, kitchen or basketry shears, and an old bath towel. Pre-registration required.

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