Learn about the stars, planets, sun and moon under clear night skies at Camp Hancock.
Practice locating star clusters and galaxies with a telescope, then take your new skills to one of the largest and most popular astronomy events in the country: Oregon Star Party.
Backpack into the Cascades to explore geologic forces and alpine ecosystems.
Spend a week backpacking and exploring the exquisite and isolated Steens Mountain in Southeastern Oregon. You will be one of the rare few who ever has!
Join an all-girl crew for a trek through the stunning alpine scenery of central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness area to study volcanic geology and alpine ecology.
Travel along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and explore glacially carved lakes and moraines.
Backpack into the Wallowa Mountains as we practice modern orienteering, learn to use minimum-impact camping techniques, and explore the cultural and natural history of the area.
Travel to the Oregon coast and use your senses to explore the landscape.
Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found near Camp Hancock.
Spend a week learning basic wilderness survival skills.
Join us for an unforgettable weekend at Camp Hancock and learn about the geologic history and wildlife of the John Day Fossil Beds.
Gain the skills and judgment needed to lead a group safely through outdoor activities.
Learn how Lewis & Clark used canoeing, fire-building, navigation and scientific observation on their epic journey.
Immerse yourself in marine science by exploring life found at every level of the ocean — from deep-sea vents to rocky tide pools.
A visit to northern Washington’s San Juan Island provides an up-close look at seals and porpoises, calm water for canoeing, coastal hiking trails, and a chance to see orca whales.
Compare and contrast estuaries, sandy dunes and rocky tide pools as we learn about the plants and animals in the diverse habitats of the Oregon coast.
Learn about life in Oregon millions of years ago with an up-close look at the plant and animal fossils found in the different units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Learn about lizards, snakes, frogs, toads and salamanders—all of which can be found at OMSI’s Camp Hancock.
Spend a two-week island getaway researching and monitoring the ecosystems of San Juan Island with OMSI naturalists.
Spend a week exploring San Juan Island’s variety of animal habitats and biodiversity.
Join us as we travel and camp around the Newberry Caldera and Crater Lake National Park for an up-close look at how volcanoes shape our landscape.
Develop intermediate survival skills such as plant identification, fire-making, orienteering, animal tracking and shelter building.