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Increasing Science in Schools

 

Budget cuts hit Oregon state schools hard. Wallowa County schools have decreased their course offerings and and reduced the school week to four days. We fill this gap by offering outdoor, science-focused learning opportunities. We help schools fulfill their learning needs and state requirements.

Oregon Schools, Science, & Outdoor Learning

In 2009, Oregon became the third state with an environmental literacy plan when Governor Ted Kulongoski signed the No Child Left Inside Act (HB 2544). It ensures that youth receive outdoor learning experiences and identifies five strands of environmental literacy:

  1. Understand the physical and biological world and our interdependent relationship with it
  2. Understand and apply systems thinking concepts and tool
  3. Sense of place, region, national, and global community
  4. Investigate, plan, and create a sustainable future
  5. Understand and achieve personal and civic responsibility

Our School Programs

Our programs incorporate these five strands and help schools meet these requirements. Since 2005, we have worked closely with schools to provide outdoor learning and science experiences. We believe outdoor learning is critical to kids’ success in schools. We offer:

Additionally, we coordinate special visits to classrooms and field trips. Please contact us to see how we can work with you!

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