COVID-19 Response Strategies
The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Program's response to the ongoing COVID-19 threat is detailed in our Response Strategies and associated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). For information about how Friends of Outdoor School, the Gray Family Foundation, and the OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Program are supporting outdoor school during this time, please see our Partner Letter and recordings of webinars we hosted for schools/districts and providers/sites. If you have additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The History of
Outdoor School has a 60-year history in Oregon. Read more.
Our Mission, Vision,
Why and how we're working to make the Oregon Outdoor School experience the best in the nation.
Our Advisory Committee
The Outdoor School Program's Advisory Committee Members help guide the equitable distribution of our funds.
Outdoor School Research, Evaluation, and Assessment
- Highlights of our ongoing research projects, as well as other research relevant to Outdoor School that's taking place in Oregon.
- Evaluation and assessment resources for educators and outdoor school programs to support you in your evaluation of students both pre- and post- outdoor school
- Best practices in program evaluation
2018 Pendleton Information and Listening Session
The Outdoor School Measure 99 Funding Information and Listening Session in Pendleton (August 9, 2018) was a great success. This was an opportunity for Eastern Oregon District Superintendents, Principals, and Fifth- or Sixth-Grade Educators to ask questions, plan for next year, and learn how your district can get involved (or stay involved) in outdoor school. Videos of each segment of the session are provided below and on our YouTube Channel. We realize that the quality of these videos leaves much to be desired and we apologize if you find that they are not helpful. We'll work on getting a more professional set up at our next session!
We're hoping to host more sessions soon. Let us know if you're interested in a session in your area, and please stay tuned!