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Celebrating Over 30 Years of Teaching Classes

Peter Chausse,  Instructor of Continuing Education Courses

Looking for More Classes?

Try Peter's co-teacher Jake Gordon. He offers a few of Peter's former Salem classes and will have some new classes in the fall. Check out Oregon Field Classfor more information.​​

About Peter

Peter Chausse is a part time instructor with The Heritage Institute/Antioch University, where he conducts over 50 different courses for School teachers throughout the year that focus on local art, architecture, Natural science and history. A former elementary and middle school teacher, Peter has a degree in Forestry, and worked for the U.S. Forest Service before entering the teaching profession.


"Peter Chausse’s classes have made my understanding of Portland and Oregon history, as well as nature, much deeper and something I roll into my lessons effortlessly. I am very appreciative of his 30 years of experience at our disposal. I intend to take more of his classes for fun because I learn so much!" 

​"Peter Chausse's classes are interesting and educational. He made it fun to learn".

"Peter Chausse is amazing! My students and I benefit from his knowledge and insights!"

Upcoming Classes with Peter Chausse​​​​​

Sat., June 10, Exploring Tigard & Tualatin

Sat., June 17, East Portland...Naturally

Tues., June 20 Exploring SW Portland & Dunthorpe

​Weds., June 21, Foothills of Mt. Hood

Thurs.-Fri., June 22-23, Studying Portland's Trees

​Sun., June 24, Wildwood Trail & Pittock Mansion

​Mon., June 26, Hidden Clackamas County & Happy Valley

Weds.-Fri., June 28-30, Exploring Portland's Parks

​Sun., July 2, Portland's Bridges Via Bicycle

Fri., July 7, Central Columbia River Gorge & Hood River

​Sat., July 8, Columbia River Greenspace