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.

July 1 (Sat) 11:30 AM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.

July 1 (Sat) 1:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 1 (Sat) 2:30 PM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are mostly 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!).

July 2 (Sun) 11:30 AM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are mostly 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!).

July 2 (Sun) 1:30 PM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.

July 2 (Sun) 2:30 PM

Water Wonders

Bring your sandals and shorts and get wet in the waters of the Tillamook State Forest! Naturalists will provide the equipment to lead you through the world of aquatic insects, to get an up-close look at their cool and crazy adaptations. Learn how their presence or absence is influenced by the quality of their habitat and how other animals depend on these bugs as well.

July 3 (Mon) 11:30 AM

Nature's Yucky!

Did you know that salmon rot while they are still alive? That turkey vultures poop on their feet? Or that honey is actually bee barf? Several wild animals of the Tillamook Forest often have icky and gross behaviors, but for good reasons. Join us for program filled with “eeewwws” and “aahhhs” as we discover that nature can be disgusting, but also beautiful.

July 3 (Mon) 1:30 PM

Bashful Bears

Did you know that black bears are mostly 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.