Fall in the Field Capstone
The Environmental Education graduate students design and deliver the Fall in the Field program as their culminating, capstone experience. The program is redesigned annually by each new cohort of students. The Fall in the Field program includes both a residential program at our field station, Deer Creek Center for Field Research and Education, and a non-residential program at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Fall in the Field programs explore the natural history and ecology of the region through hands-on experiences and are aligned to state education standards.
Educators, visit the Fall in the Field educator information page for registration and more program specifics.
Deer Creek Center
This 870 acre site, jointly owned by Southern Oregon University and the Siskiyou Field Institute, is located adjacent to the Illinois River canyon, the Siskiyou Mountains and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area. The property itself includes sections of two creeks, plus the northern slopes of Eight Dollar Mountain. Some of the most distinctive features of DCC are the serpentine soils with a number of endemic plants, and fens with carnivorous cobra lilies
The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument
The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument, where the ancient Siskiyou Mountains meet the volcanic Cascade Range, is a unique area of rich geologic diversity and biodiversity. The Environmental Education Masters program, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), provides educational programs at the monument. The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument hosts the day programs for Fall in the Field.