Fun Forest Programs! - Check out our program schedule
There is a lot to see and do here at the Tillamook Forest Center including family-friendly activities. Join our interpretive naturalists for a wide variety of enjoyable programs. Upcoming special events are listed below.
DON'T MISS THE FUN!
Legacy of a Legend: Hugh Hayes Art Display
October 5 - November 30, 2013
Hugh Hayes: a draftsman, an illustrator, and a graphic storyteller worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry for 31 years. In his comical portrayals you can see flames with legs, beavers that grin, and many depictions of how to help “Keep Oregon Green.” With his passing this year, the Tillamook Forest Center is remembering Hugh with a special display dedicated to his work. Come view the art exhibit this fall and be delighted in his talent and humor. Our gift shop will also be featuring numerous Hugh Hayes items, including his highly recognized “Keep Oregon Green” placemats that were found in restaurants across Oregon for many years.
NEW! Tillamook Tales
Second Saturdays: November 9th
It’s story time at the Tillamook Forest Center! Join us to explore the forest through stories, songs, and activities – geared for young children (ages 3-6) and their caregivers. We will start off with an engaging children’s story and follow up with a fun activity; sure to entertain the wee ones. Each month we will host a different forest adventure, so come along and let our naturalists tell you a Tillamook Tale! This program is FREE and will be held the second Saturday of each month at the Tillamook Forest Center (closed December, January and February).
Salmon Release Walk
November 16 & 17, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)
Submerge yourself in the world of salmon. In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. We will be exploring the wild salmon habitat as we walk a short distance to release live small fry into Jones Creek.
Holiday Wreath Making
November 29, 30 & December 1, 2013 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class [$12 wreaths & $3 cone bird feeders]. Registration is required and the deadline is Sunday, November 24th. Please call 866-930-4646, register online or stop by the Center to reserve your place.