Birch Creek Arts & Ecology Center


Trillium Farm


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Dakubetede Environmental Education Programs
Nature is our teacher; wilderness is our classroom.

        Dakubetede Environmental Education Programs (DEEP) works for positive change by offering diverse academic and experiential opportunities to earn graduate or undergraduate university credits in science, social studies, humanities, art, and education.  Our programs are designed specifically for educators, activists, artists, field scientists, communitarians, and anyone who seeks to use their avocation and passion to create more love, harmony, beauty, balance, and sustainability on our precious little planet.
Trillium Farm hosts our Dakubetede Wilderness Campus in a beautiful wilderness setting where the sweet intimate canyon of Birch Creek opens into the spectacular Little Applegate River canyon.  The power of the wild landscape and the complexity of the local biodiversity provide a unique and inspiring location for learning.
        Academic programs offered at our Dakubetede Wilderness Campus include 8-week residential 17-credit
Ecostery intensives, internships, and workshops.  Off-campus courses include a natural history exploration of Crater Lake National Park, conferences on college campuses and day hikes within the bioregion.  Our talented faculty have created a variety of challenging courses accredited through various colleges and universities.       
       Dakubetede Environmental Education Programs takes its name in memory of
The Dakubetede People, who were the native inhabitants in the Little Applegate River watershed.  

       Chant Thomas and Susanna Bahaar serve as primary  DEEP Faculty, imbuing the programs with an embedded Sense of Place gained through their long residency at historic Trillium Farm. Several guest instructors also contribute their knowledge and experiences across a range of subjects.

        The Dakubetede Wilderness Campus provides an amazing facility to learn sense of place, nature and spirit in a remote wilderness setting. 

Poetry reading during the Orion Society's "Forgotten Language Tour"

P.O. Box 1330
Jacksonville, OR 97530

(541) 899-6906
Please write "DEEP Inquiry" in subject line of e-mail!

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