Mission & Vision
The mission of the Siskiyou Field Institute is to increase the understanding of, and connection to the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion through education, scientific research, and public engagement.
Welcome to the Siskiyou Field Institute SFI, where people come to learn about and explore the amazing Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion, a land of steep mountains, wild rivers and unusual diversity of species and habitats. SFI is a conduit for scientists and naturalists to share their passion and knowledge with the public each year through Adult Education field courses and SFI Youth Education Programs.
Appealing to kids in our community, curious teens, developing professionals or lifelong learners, there’s something for everyone at the Siskiyou Field Institute. We are proud to offer high quality programming for all ages. SFI provides a wide variety of courses on topics from climate science to mushrooms. All field courses count towards SFI Naturalist Certification.
Siskiyou Field Institute also facilitates researchers and other academic groups during the field season. Our convenient location allows all students and scholars immediate access to the world-famous serpentinite and old-growth forests of the Klamath-Siskiyous.
How SFI Differs: Emphasis on Immersive Education
Teachers, we design our youth programs specifically to align with Next Generation Science Standards created by a partnership of the National Research Council and national educational associations. Our Outdoor School programs can be customized to introduce your middle school classes to nature and science. Parents, we offer summer camps and expeditions that ensure your kids continue to learn while having fun. They’re geared to help nurture self-confidence, independence and scientific curiosity in kids from kindergarden to high school.Our adult education courses combine the best of natural science classroom connections with field experiences. They range from single-day to multiple-day workshops. SFI instructors give you the benefit of their bioregional expertise; many are top researchers in their fields.