Youth Environmental Education

Hands-on experience guided by a fun smart curriculum is the best way to learn. We help fund environmental education field trips and school programming GrowLunchGarden2 May 18, 15provided by the excellent organizations who do this work. We also help connect teachers to existing environmental education curriculum and support the development of new regionally specific curriculum that will meet Next Generation Science Standards, the goals of Oregon’s Environmental Literacy Plan, and more.

We have sponsored field trips to:  

Sauvie Island Center

Tryon Creek State Park (Hosted by Friends of Tryon Creek)

We have sponsored/funded school environmental education programming provided by:

Dig In Community

Living Streams assemblies with Will Hornyak

ECO (Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors)

Environmental Curriculum:  

Sauvie Island Center Trip Resources for Educators

Soil Health Curriculum

From Salmonberry to Sagebrush, Grades 9 – 12

If you are interested in school field trips or in-class environmental programming, contact our Education Coordinator Laura Taylor at or 503.238.4775, ext. 112. To apply for assistance, download and fill out this Funding Request Fillable Form, save it and send to Laura Taylor. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and awarded based on availability of funds and compatibility with the District’s mission.


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