Join Us For Fun, Adventure, & Play Each Friday

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During the school year, we offer up to 16 classes for 5th-8th graders on Fridays (about 8 classes each fall and spring). WREN students learn about Wallowa County natural and cultural history through hands-on and self-discovery activities.

Classes teach skills in exploring, discussing, analyzing, and evaluating our environment. We also provide kids with guided hands-on field research and community service projects. Whenever possible, local nature resource professionals and landowners join us, exposing students to future career opportunities, local knowledge, and real-life research.

Our Goals

  • To increase understanding of local cultural and biological diversity and its systems
  • To expose youth to the local culture and biological diversity within Wallowa County and increase their appreciation of it
  • To increase their awareness of how humans and ecology are connected

We offer a wealth of classes. In the past, we have offered classes in wildlife biology, forestry, early homestead history, geocaching, and more. Contact us if interested in being a guest speaker.

Class Schedule & Fees

Fall 2015 Schedule
Fall 2015 season begins Friday, October 2. Check out the current fall brochure and registration forms.
Fall registration forms due September 25, 2015.
Fall 2015 Brochure

Tuition: $20 per day to participate. Scholarship available, please click here for the scholarship application.

Questions? Contact Amy Busch.

Friday WREN Registration Due

Friday WREN starts October 2 and runs to November 16. To participate in Friday WREN, applications must be turned in by 5pm on September 25.

Friday WREN is a Friday Science Adventure Program for 5-8th graders. Learn more about Friday WREN.

Registration Information

Paper Registration forms and fall 2015 brochure and scholarship forms are available. Tuition is $20 to each student per day. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due with registration and the remaining balance is due Friday, October 2. There is no refund for cancellations after Friday WREN begins on October 2.

Applications will be processed after the application deadline and based on the quality of application. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per session. In order to be considered, we must receive your application by September 25. Completed materials will be promptly reviewed, and you will be notified of your status.

For more information, contact Amy Busch.

Fall 2015 Friday WREN Class Schedule

October 2 Climb the Mountains  Get ready to climb. We will kick off the season hiking into the alpine and exploring the mountains.

October 9 Nature is Your Medium  Explore how to create art outside using tools all around you. Let your creative juices flow and use the outdoors to inspire you.

October 16 Animal Studies   Ever wonder what wildlife biologist do? Come meet a local biologist and participate in their daily work.

October 23 Wilderness Medicine  Want to know what to do if your friend got hurt far away from town? Come learn first aid and decision-making skills.

October 30 Fun With Flora  We are going to learn which plant is which, learn how to press plants, discover how to use wild plants, and much, much more! Come discover your local flora.

November 6 Primitive Weapons
Ever wanted to build a bow and arrow? Then join us as we build our own primitive weapons from natural materials.

November 13 Stories of the Night Sky*  *A special night time WREN, 4-9pm. Did you know the stars create dragons, people, animals and more? Come learn how to identify these and hear ancient stories on how these creatures came to be.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-25-2015 12:00 am
Event End Date 09-25-2015 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-02-2015 12:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 2
Individual Price $20.00
Location Wallowa Resources
We are no longer accepting registration for this event