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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

The History of
Outdoor School

Outdoor School has a 60-year history in Oregon. Read more.

We’ve completed
our first Biennium!

Review our progress as reported in our 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Annual Reports.


Our Mission, Vision,
and Values

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



Please don't hesitate to contact us at or 541-737-4391 if you have any questions about the Outdoor School Program!