Evaporation painting 4 (GEx)

Gorge Explorers 2016: a photo essay

As the penultimate week of my first time through Gorge Explorers comes to an end, there is much to reflect on. GEx is such a multivalent camp experience, with layers of mentoring that are many and diverse: high school students mentor 3rd graders; teachers from local elementary schools mentor everyone in the room; CGEI staff [...]

Looking Ahead to the New Year

  “It just may be that the most radical act we can commit is to stay home. What does that mean to finally commit to a place, to a people, to a community.”         ~  Terry Tempest Williams   For the past 16 years, the Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute has committed its resources to serving [...]

White Salmon Rafting

Beat the Heat!

With air temperatures in the upper 90′s and the swimming holes occupied we’ve been reflecting on our summer programs. The Gorge Explorers program came to an end of it’s fourth summer a couple weeks ago. We finished with a fun day involving the community and a mini carnival at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. We [...]

The Gorge Explorers Program Erupts into Geology Week!

The first week has just come and past; boy was it exciting. Even though I’ve worked with kids before, I’ve never been put in the position of teacher. I’ve quickly ascertained that this is not the easiest hat to wear, but it is a hat that I quite enjoy. The beginning of the week was [...]