Malheur Field Station Programs

The Malheur Field Station is a not-for-profit education and research center dedicated to the concept of life-long learning.  It offers a variety of field-based educational programs focused on and about the northern Great Basin region.


Engaging a Naturalist is a great way to learn and experience the region!

Customized & Educational

Presentations * Demonstrations * Outings

Hourly * Half-day * All Day

Off-site or On-site Options

Specializing in Birds, Regional Natural History & Field Drawing

Call for more information or to schedule for 2017!

Naturalist-Services-2017 (pdf)


There has been a long affiliation with Elderhostel and Road Scholar programs at the Malheur Field Station.  For over 20 years we have been offering high-value, field-based, six-night educational Road Scholar adventures.  View our 2017 Road Scholar programs at MFS here: 2017 MFS Road Scholar Flyer (pdf)

Choose from one of our six 2017 courses listed below


  • Ornithology in Marsh, Mountain and High Desert (#8503)

May 5-11, 2017

May 16-22, 2017

June 7-13, 2017

September 7-13, 2017

  • Birds, Butterflies and Blooms of Malheur and Great Basin Country (4897)

June 20-26, 2017

  • The Captivating Landscape of SE Oregon: Discovery and Interpretation (#4898)

September 17-23, 2017

Call us at (541) 493-2629 for more information. Please note that registration for these programs is through Elderhostel (1-800-454-5768).


These field-based workshops offer up a compact way to educate yourself about this fascinating area.  We offer a variety of subjects led by passionate instructors with well-grounded expertise.

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Connect with Malheur through these creative and immersive flexible-date workshops. Join an on-going session or suggest a date that works for you (and perhaps your friends)!

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We offer Teacher-workshops and Master Naturalist (Basin & Range Eco-region) programs.

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