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Outdoor School in the News

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Planting the Seeds of Change

Outdoor School (ODS) is a place where summer camp and school collide. It provides a hands-on learning environment and offers opportunities in ways that schools often do not. One of the goals of ODS is to help students understand that they have a voice, both in the classroom and outside of it. Read more here.

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OSU Extension preps school district for outdoor school

On Monday, Sept. 30 at the Lakeview OSU Extension Office, Southern Regional Coordinator Amy Hoffman and OSU Extension Assistant to the Program Leader, Rita Bauer, visited Lakeview for a public meeting to educate local teachers, administrators, parents and students about outdoor school possibilities. Read more here.


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Outdoor School, state parks team for 'Get Out There Together'

Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon State Parks are partnering to offer a new program called Get Out There Together, which encourages statewide Outdoor School participants to explore their Oregon state parks. The program offers three free one-day parking permits to state parks to students who participated in statewide Outdoor School during the 2018-19 school year. Read more here.

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Sixth-Graders Take Classrooms Outdoors

Baker School District sixth-graders headed for the Anthony Lakes area of the Elkhorn Mountains last week for this year’s Outdoor School experience. Read more here.

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Watershed education coordinator seeks to connect kids with environment

The South Santiam Watershed Council’s new education coordinator has a lot of ideas to keep local students busy. Mike Vernon, 34, has succeeded Angela Clegg, who went to work in the city planning office last year. Vernon has finished his first Outdoor School for Sweet Home sixth-graders and an Outdoor School for Lebanon. He’s also been busy getting to know the nine members of the Youth Watershed Council. Read more here.

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Temporary outdoor mess hall at Camp Lutherwood

Camp Lutherwood rises from ashes of fire to continue camps

After an electrical fire demolished the lodge at Camp Lutherwood in Cheshire last month, camp staff and volunteers were devastated at the loss. They surveyed the charred remains of the camp’s only indoor gathering space and kitchen and faced the daunting fact that there was no shared space for kids as the camp approached its busiest year of outdoor schools and summer programs in decades. Read more here.


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