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We’re hiring!

                  Position Announcement and Description Position Title: Bilingual Education Director Time Commitment: 30 hours/week, typically weekdays Approximate Start Date: mid-May or early June Organization: Gorge Ecology Outdoors (GEO) Organization’s Mission: GEO is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to nurturing ALL children’s sense of belonging, wonder, and connection within [...]

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We’ve updated our name!

Let it be said, let it be known, we’ve updated our name to GEO and we’re ready to be shown! A topic that has come up a number of times during my eight years as an employee of Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute has been our name. I never really gave it much thought. After all, [...]

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Fun during Water Week at Gorge Explorers

Another fun summer with Gorge Explorers!

This July, 3rd graders from The Dalles participated in our Gorge Explorers program, based out of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Check out this video for some highlights and hear from our awesome teachers! Gorge Explorers Summer 2019  

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Please watch this video highlighting some of our work.

We’re so excited to share this video with you! This is a quick look at some of the work that we’re doing. We hope you enjoy and will share this video with others. Either click the link or click our logo to watch the video on YouTube. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HGyjZ9TMWA  

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Meet a rock

on Getting Close

  I have this memory: I was very young, sitting in the backseat of my mom’s car, her driving. Looking out through the windows like I’d just noticed their transparency, I saw for the first time, I mean really saw, the mountains surrounding us, making up the Rogue Valley in which we lived. Curious and [...]

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How to Adapt

a brief user’s guide on getting through life, as gleaned from plant adaptations invented by students in our SECRETS program.   1) Everything that comes out of your mouth can be a seed—or a thorn.                                         [...]

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on Wonder

In grad school, I learned to be really good at answering questions. You had to be—English departments, in striving for quantifiable excellence that might mirror their scientific sister departments, have come to prioritize things like thesis statements, highly specialized arguments, and the propping up of one’s reasoning on legs made of unquestionable steel.     [...]

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I’m “Lichen” What I’m Seein’

I took advantage of a day off of school this winter to attempt a hike at Tabletop Mountain, which runs along a stretch of the PCT near Stevenson, WA.  This is a gorgeous hike that includes rapid changes in ecosystem type, which affords much to see along the way. Unfortunately, there was no summit for [...]

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Check out this fun video from our Gorge Explorers program!

Our Gorge Explorers summer program has come to a close and we’ve taken a moment in our latest newsletter to reflect on the whirlwind of programming that occurred over the past few months. Check out the video that one of the high school students in our Gorge Explorers program created that highlights some of the [...]

Steelhead Jones

Have you met Steelhead Jones?

Follow Steelhead Jones, the brave adventurer and ecologist, as he explores the Mt. Hood National Forest and discovers organisms living in the forest ecosystem. This is the first installment of a series that is sure to be entertaining, and potentially even educational.   Steelhead Jones #1 – Ecosystems