Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

August 24 (Thu) 11:30 AM

Forest Bounty: Eating Local

Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a journey through four seasons in the Tillamook State Forest, and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.

August 24 (Thu) 1:30 PM

Batty about Bats

Bats deserve our respect and appreciation for all of the wonderful things they do. Interpreters will introduce you to the natural history of some of Oregon's bat species and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures.

August 24 (Thu) 2:30 PM

Browsing for Beavers

They’re swimming, they’re gnawing, and they’re absolutely charming! Tillamook State Forest’s beavers are always hard at work, as they have been for eons. Learn about the role of beavers in Oregon history, and how to look for evidence of these busy rodents. Discover how they are uniquely equipped for life on land and in the water.

August 25 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Browsing for Beavers

They’re swimming, they’re gnawing, and they’re absolutely charming! Tillamook State Forest’s beavers are always hard at work, as they have been for eons. Learn about the role of beavers in Oregon history, and how to look for evidence of these busy rodents. Discover how they are uniquely equipped for life on land and in the water.

August 25 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 25 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Batty about Bats

Bats deserve our respect and appreciation for all of the wonderful things they do. Interpreters will introduce you to the natural history of some of Oregon's bat species and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures.

August 26 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Forest Bounty: Eating Local

Long before dinner was just a shopping trip away, many people relied on forest for food. Join us on a journey through four seasons in the Tillamook State Forest, and discover what Native Americans hunted and gathered in these woods.

August 26 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Browsing for Beavers

They’re swimming, they’re gnawing, and they’re absolutely charming! Tillamook State Forest’s beavers are always hard at work, as they have been for eons. Learn about the role of beavers in Oregon history, and how to look for evidence of these busy rodents. Discover how they are uniquely equipped for life on land and in the water.

August 26 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 27 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

August 27 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Batty about Bats

Bats deserve our respect and appreciation for all of the wonderful things they do. Interpreters will introduce you to the natural history of some of Oregon's bat species and debunk the negative myths that surround these fascinating creatures.

August 27 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Browsing for Beavers

They’re swimming, they’re gnawing, and they’re absolutely charming! Tillamook State Forest’s beavers are always hard at work, as they have been for eons. Learn about the role of beavers in Oregon history, and how to look for evidence of these busy rodents. Discover how they are uniquely equipped for life on land and in the water.

August 31 (Thu) 11:30 AM

Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

Enter the nocturnal world of the owl, a stealthy predator built for nighttime attack. Find out who’s hooting and hunting in the Tillamook State Forest and get an up-close view of what makes these wide-eyed, winged beasts so successful at catching dinner. Fly with us through their world and create an owl craft after we land!

August 31 (Thu) 1:30 PM

Incredible Insects

They are often seen as villains, but what if they’re superheroes in disguise? Join us for a short presentation on the benefits that insects provide to humans and the environment, followed by a walk to a nearby meadow where we will collect and examine specimens.

August 31 (Thu) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

September 1 (Fri) 11:30 AM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

September 1 (Fri) 1:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a naturalist to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection then and now.

September 1 (Fri) 2:30 PM

Incredible Insects

They are often seen as villains, but what if they’re superheroes in disguise? Join us for a short presentation on the benefits that insects provide to humans and the environment, followed by a walk to a nearby meadow where we will collect and examine specimens.

September 2 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Owls: Silent Hunters of the Night

Enter the nocturnal world of the owl, a stealthy predator built for nighttime attack. Find out who’s hooting and hunting in the Tillamook State Forest and get an up-close view of what makes these wide-eyed, winged beasts so successful at catching dinner. Fly with us through their world and create an owl craft after we land!

September 2 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

September 2 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a naturalist to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection then and now.

September 3 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Fire Lookouts: Alone in the Strike Zone

Who would want to live alone, miles and miles from their closest neighbor? Join a naturalist to take a journey through history and discover the dangers that fire lookout men and women faced living high above the canopy. Hear the stories of these brave individuals and see the equipment used on the front lines of fire detection then and now.

September 3 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Incredible Insects

They are often seen as villains, but what if they’re superheroes in disguise? Join us for a short presentation on the benefits that insects provide to humans and the environment, followed by a walk to a nearby meadow where we will collect and examine specimens.

September 3 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Trees of the Tillamook Forest Walk

Join us on a leisurely tree walk at the Tillamook Forest Center! We will be taking an easy stroll, seeking some of the diverse tree species that comprise our Coast Range forests. Learn the many benefits of these forest giants and some crafty ways to spot them in the woods. **Path is ADA accessible and easily trekked with strollers or wheelchairs.

September 4 (Mon) 11:30 AM

Incredible Insects

They are often seen as villains, but what if they’re superheroes in disguise? Join us for a short presentation on the benefits that insects provide to humans and the environment, followed by a walk to a nearby meadow where we will collect and examine specimens.

September 4 (Mon) 1:30 PM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are sometimes vegetarians? We often fear our bashful neighbor the bear, but join us at the Tillamook Forest Center to learn how the black bears in the Tillamook State Forest are mostly misunderstood. Come learn fascinating facts about our bear population, feel the pelt of a bear, and find out what to do if you meet one in the woods (or your backyard!).

October 15 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

$15 Registration Required
An amazing variety of fungi thrive in the Tillamook State Forest. Join State Park Ranger, Dane Osis for a program on these wild forest mushrooms. You will view freshly picked fungi, learn to identify edible and poisonous varieties, and discover the important roles that fungi play in forest health. Following the talk, you can take an optional short hike with Dane to search for and identify mushrooms. Feel free to bring in samples of mushrooms for identification.

This workshop is for ages 12 – adult, beginning mushroom hunters and space is limited.
Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, October 11th.
Please call 503-815-6803 to submit payment for registration.

Registration is Open. Please send an email to denise.berkshire@oregon.gov with the names of all people attending.