Applications Accepted through December 31, 2019
Join the Outdoor School Advisory Committee
The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School program Advisory Committee needs three new members (to start in April 2020), and we hope you'll help us find them! Per ORS 327.390, the Advisory Committee meets quarterly (twice in person and twice virtually) to review, discuss, and recommend to the Extension Service Director the standards for, and the distribution of money for outdoor school programs. Advisory Committee members serve for three years.
To ensure our program adequately and equitably serves all Oregonians, we are prioritizing applications from Oregonians who live in southern and eastern Oregon and/or those who are members of the Hispanic or Latin(x), American Indian, Black or African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, or other racial/cultural communities, the LGBTQ+ communities, and/or the disabled, the blind/visually-impaired, or Deaf/hearing impaired communities.
Also note, the Outdoor School program does not want Advisory Committee Membership to be a financial burden to those who serve on the committee, so stipends and travel reimbursements are available for those who qualify to participate but need support to make participation possible.
If you are interested in applying, or know someone whom you think would be interested and qualified, please apply using the button to the right, or pass this page on before December 31, 2019.
The History of Outdoor School
Outdoor School has a 60-year history in Oregon. Read more.
How Did Year One Go?
Review a copy of the 2017-2018 Outdoor School Annual Report.
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
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!