Interview with Steelhead

More about CGEI Click on the link above to hear Drew, also known as Steelhead, talk about CGEI and what brings him back every year.

SECRETS Volunteer Interview

Click on the link below to hear Sedge, also known as Paul Moyer, talk about why he volunteers with SECRETS. SECRETS Volunteer Interview “I believe we must help, in whatever ways we are able to offer future generations an experiential understanding of how amazingly wonderful this planet earth is.” – Paul Moyer

Who is Huckleberry?

Who is Huckleberry? Click on the link above to hear Liz talk about her JVC-AmeriCorps experience with CGEI.

Teacher interview about SECRETS

Teacher Interview about SECRETS Click on the link above to hear what Mrs. Burns has to say about The SECRETS Program. “I haven’t ever seen outdoor education look the way it does here.”  – Mrs. Burns

Community Day

Community Day Click on the link above to watch a class of 4th and 5th graders become stewards of their ecosystem by planting trees!

Programs Offered at The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute

Liz, also known as Huckleberry, talks about all of the ways CGEI reaches the youth of The Gorge. Click on the link to watch the video! Programs Offered at The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute

Tree Reading

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 [...]

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SECRETS After Dark Costume Ball

Join us for our first annual SECRETS After Dark Costume Ball on October 25th. The theme for the costumes this year is going to be Mythological Creatures of the Woodland Realm. Costume ideas may include fairys, trolls, sasquatch, bird people, talking trees, and many other mythical creatures (we know, sasquatch isn’t mythical but it’s a [...]

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, [...]

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Enroll a student now for our summer camp in August!

Have your students join us this summer as we offer our Outdoor Wilderness Learners (OWLs) day camp August 11th-15th from 8:30am-12:30pm at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles. Designed for children that have just finished 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade OWLs is sure to be a highlight of the summer for any young camper. Cost is $70 [...]