We provide educational and outdoor programs for families and students of all ages.

We are a nonprofit organization offering educational programs for students and families that increase science literacy, promote a sustainable approach to daily life, create an understanding of the natural world, and inspire ecological stewardship. We provide enriching and awe-inspiring experiences that foster an understanding and appreciation of nature.


 
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What we do

We offer educational experience in nature for families and students of all ages. We use a “heart and head” method of education that fosters emotional connections to nature first and then intellectual-academic connections. 

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Serving our community

Our programs take people out to signature natural areas that include forests, alpine meadows, prairies and riversides.

In 2017, 31,639 community members participated in our programs, special events and outreach activities. 1,989 youth and family members were directly served through our natural science field outings.

This year, we offered nearly 50 programs and events for our regional community.


 

Upcoming events

Join us March 10, 2018 for the annual Mid-Willamette Valley Green Awards celebrating sustainable businesses and organizations in the mid-Valley.

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Consider donating

As a non-profit organization, we depend critically on community support to maintain our roster of environmental education services.

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