It finally snowed!

On Thursday February 6th, 2014 I woke up with hopes that the forecast was accurate and we were finally going to get some precipitation, however, I remained cautiously optimistic due to the lack of water we had seen this winter. As I sat in a meeting that morning, next to a large picture window, I [...]

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Where has the Wind Gone?

What amazing crisp fall days and beautiful leaf colors we’ve been having. But I have been feeling like something has been missing… Where has the wind gone? Searching for the answer to the question lead me to explore a couple different ecosystems. The famous winds of the Columbia Gorge are created by the climate differences [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

A Proud Partner

We’re fortunate enough here at CGEI to have many incredible partners and supporters. TREW (check out their website here¬† has been an unbelievable amount of help to us over the years. Not only do these guys provide monetary resources for us through their commitment to 1% For The Planet but they also volunteer, conduct outreach, [...]


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 [...]


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

One Amazing Volunteer!

Jodi is an amazing SECRETS volunteer who works with us at Colonel Wright Elementary. Learn how you can get involved with SECRETS here! Master Recycler Jodi TePoel Helps Local School Make Money From “Garbage” Anyone who knows Jodi TePoel knows that she is a passionate dumpster diva. A busy mom of three, she volunteers at [...]