Become an Eco Explorer. Enjoy nature close to home!

Our Eco Explorers field trips provide unique outings to nearby natural areas focused on iconic species and their native ecosystems. Grades 1-4 classrooms spend most of a day visiting sites such as Willamette Mission State Park and North Santiam State Park to study wildlife, including beavers, ospreys, and acorn woodpeckers - and their habitats.

The students also conduct macroinvertebrate studies, test water quality, and calculate the ages of native broadleaf trees.


Who is eligible:  Grades 1-4 classrooms and homeschool groups

What we provide: All standards-based environmental studies curriculum planning and instruction plus snacks during break times.

Curriculum: Our outdoor school curricula revolves around innovative STEAM practices, which include scientific inquiry, community partnerships and applied learning.

Our approach: We work on a small scale so we can keep the student-to-instructor ratio low and ensure that the learning experience is of the highest quality for the students.

Where: Local parks in the Willamette Valley including Willamette Mission State Park, North Santiam State Park and more.

Cost: $25 /student with a minimum of 30 students per class. Select need-based tuition scholarships are available.

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