School Year 2017-2018

We have facilitators located around the state preparing for another year of bringing the forest to the classroom.  Teachers, make sure you schedule your Classroom Tree Programs, Paper Making Programs, Outdoor Programs and Forest Career Programs as soon as possible.

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TAT Classroom Programs aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and Oregon State Standards

Talk About Trees Primary Classroom Programs and Intermediate Classroom Programs have been updates.  All our programs are now aligned with NGSS and Oregon State Science and Social Studies Standards.

Primary Connections to Standards

Intermediate Connections to Standards

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School Year 2016-2017

tree-lady-pictures-004Welcom20150420_163132_resizede Back to School Oregon Teachers and Students! Talk About Trees, Oregon is excited to begin our 25th school year teaching our kids about Oregon’s Amazing Trees. Schedule your Classroom Programs soon!

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Summer Classroom Programs


As the school year is winding down, we are scheduling a limited number of Classroom Programs for the summer.  Facilitators are available to visit summer school classes, day camps, overnight camps and other summer programs.  We are also available to participate in summer festivals, providing hands on activities for children.

Summer time is also the time that TAT teaching materials and curriculum are revised.  This summer, the Primary Classroom Programs will be updated.  Stay tuned for new materials that will be available on the website by September, 2016.

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Happy New Year!

2015 brought many exciting changes for Talk About Trees, Oregon.

In March, a new Forest Careers Classroom Program was introduced and it has been very well received by teachers.  We also had several facilitators retire, or move on to new endeavors.  We will miss Linda Brodeur, Laurie Hayden Melissa Jackman and Sandy Reid.  Collectively, they represented more than 50 years teaching the TAT Classroom Program!  We have replaced these veteran educators with wonderful, diverse, energetic teachers.  We welcome Heidi Heidig in Southern Oregon, Tammie Milkes, Jenn Scott, Lisa Wilcke in the Portland Metro area and Anna Morgan in Eastern Oregon.

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School Year 2015 – 2016


School starts in Oregon today!  Welcome back teachers and students!  Talk About Trees facilitators are ready to begin to schedule Classroom Programs.  Indoors and Outdoor, Rain and Shine….we are ready to begin our 24th school year in the state of Oregon.

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Talk About Trees in looking for Three New Facilitators!


Three Positions Available:

1. NW, SE and SW Portland Public and Private Schools 

2. East Multnomah County School (Centennial, David Douglas, Park Rose, Reynolds School Districts) and area Private Schools

3. Yamhill County Public and Private Schools 

Click on the link below for more information:


2015 Job Announcement

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Summer Programs

Talk About Trees is happy to offer summer programs in 2015.  If you have a summer camp or community event and would like to have TAT participate, please send us an email:  [email protected]20150420_163132_resized

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Oregon Women in Timber’s 23rd Annual Auction Event

Oregon Women in Timber invites you to the 76th Annual Oregon Logging Conference and Oregon Women in Timber’s 23rdAnnual Auction Event to benefit the award winning forest education program, Talk About Trees!    The Auction will be part of the Meet & Greet festivities at the Eugene Hilton Hotel & Conference Center on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  The doors will open at 4:00 PM, where the fun begins.  Enjoy hosted beer & wine while viewing the amazing silent and live items offered at the evening’s event. Tickets include a hearty buffet and a relaxed atmosphere to start the bidding for forestry education!

Over 2.3 million students and adults have participated in a Talk About Trees classroom program since 1991!  Talk About Trees is a statewide forestry education program focused on increasing the student’s knowledge and awareness of forestry and related issues.  This on-site, hands-on science unit is offered to pre-school through eighth grade students free of charge and is presented by Talk About Trees facilitators.

Oregon Women in Timber is a volunteer organization.  Your support makes a difference!  A contract with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute offers the primary financial support for the Talk About Trees program, but just as critical is the support from our annual auction, grants and the many generous donations from individuals and businesses just like you.  This assistance and confidence enables Talk About Trees to continue educating Oregonians, young and old, about the valuable resources in our renewable forests.

Please take a moment to consider how you can help keep this program in our schools.   Get the donation and ticket form by clicking here. Your attendance at our auction, a direct cash donation or donation of an auction item will help us to continue our success and reach even more students this school year.  Special donations such as trips, jewelry, guns or artwork always are big hits.

Oregon Women in Timber & the Oregon Logging Conference continue to work together to raise funds for the OLC Scholarship Fund and Talk About Trees by selling a 2014 commemorative lapel pin for $100.  The sale of each pin gives you an opportunity to support future generations and also a chance to win a $1000 VISA Gift Card!  The winner does not have to be present to win.    Remember – all donations and purchases are tax deductible.  Oregon Women in Timber is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

To assure acknowledgement in our auction booklet we must receive your donation and or reservation by February 1, 2014.

Thank you for your continued support for forestry education!

Diann Washburn, Auction Chair

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School Year 2013-2014

We are busy preparing for our twenty-second school year teaching in Oregon classrooms.  Teachers, make sure you book your programs early.   Late summer and fall are both great times to start a tree unit.  If you aren’t studying trees until later in the school year, you can still book a program now.  Check out our new website:  Go to “For Teachers/Students”, then “Request” to schedule a program.

You can also find all our activities on our site, plus links to other sites of interests.

Have a great first week of school!

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