Jumping for Joy

2013 Fall Field Trips Slideshow

With all of the sunny weather we’ve had recently and our 2013 fall field trips complete we’re looking forward to moving into a snowy winter. However, we were fortunate enough to capture the sun with the majority of our field trips and had an incredible time expanding the sense of wonder within all of the [...]


Volunteer with SECRETS!

You’ve heard of our SECRETS program, maybe you even went through it! Now we want your help to educate a new class of SECRETS stewards! After 16 years in the Gorge and working with thousands of students we are still just as excited to be starting 17th year! If you want to be involved we [...]


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle your shoes?

It could be argued that recycling may be one of the best ways for us to create positive change in the world. The amount of waste being created by humans is increasing all the time and is increasing more rapidly than even ten to twenty years ago. This increase of human caused waste is due to a [...]


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 [...]


New Online Store and Summer Sale!

Emily’s excited about our new online store and our summer sale! You can get an eCOOLogy shirt and a Don’t Run from Bears book for only $20! Our new online store is up and running you can check it out now. In addition to sweet swag you can feel great knowing you are helping provide [...]


It’s spring!

Although it officially became spring over a month ago the wildflowers have just recently begun displaying their beauty on the hillsides of the Gorge. The bright yellow of the Balsam Root and the deep purple of the Lupine have been capturing the eye of our camera lens lately. They have also captured the mind and [...]


Join us for Frog Fest!

Saturday April 6th 10am Snowden Wetlands. (directions below) Frog Fest is a free event and an opportunity to search for our native amphibious friends, the Pacific treefrog, the Red-Legged frog, and Northwestern salamander.                 Directions: View Larger Map


Field Excursion with CGEI!

On April 15th CGEI will be hosting an all day Field Excursion. The day will be broken down into a morning session as well as an afternoon session with plenty of time for lunch and games. In the morning we will reveal the Power of Water as participants will discover how to measure the flow [...]

In it for The Long Run

On this first day of spring, we are easily moved to be thankful for this time of year, for the long winter to be over.  This is the time of year for hope, outdoor endeavors and recreation, gardening, for blessed warmth. The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute was started in 1997 and we are celebrating our [...]


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