Drew Eastman leading students on an exploration of the Mt. Adams foothills.

Outdoor Education as a Lifestyle

“Don’t ever give up trying to get kids outside!” is what 90 year old Phyllis Clausen uttered as we brought closure to our discussion on May 3rd. These words have stuck with me and in some ways have been haunting me. With a work load that seems to continually increase, avenues for income steadily decreasing, [...]


Two new and creative ways to support us!

Without any extra cost to you we have two new ways for you to help us in delivering our programs to the communities of the Columbia Gorge. The first way helps keep the world just a little bit greener, one pair of shoes at a time: Do you have an old pair of shoes taking [...]


What is SECRETS?

Check out this amazing video and see what students think about the SECRETS program! Westside SECRETS Courtesy of 5th graders at Westside Elementary


Join us for a Field Excursion!

We have a new list of program offerings that we are excited to begin sharing. On Monday Feb. 4th, 2013 from 9am – 4pm we will be hosting two separate Field Excursions. The Power of Water and Fairy Habitat Restoration will provide participants with a fun-filled outdoor educational experience. In the Power of Water participants [...]

Pika Watch!

Did you know that there are Pikas in the Gorge?  The furry little cousin of the rabbit that you typically see at high elevation is a neighbor of ours on talus slopes in the heart of the Gorge.  Extinction rates of American pikas in other localized areas have increased nearly five-fold in the last 10 [...]

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