The 2019-2020 Outdoor School Funding Application period is OPEN!
Our "first consideration" deadline was May 15, 2019, but if your district is interested in obtaining Measure 99 funds in support of your outdoor school event, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The application system will remain open until we have depleted our funds, or until December 31, 2019, whichever comes first!
An Update for Private and Home Schools Attending Outdoor School
OSU is committed to providing an outdoor school experience to Oregon 5th and 6th graders within the funding allocations and requirements of the law. ORS 327.390 limits eligibility for Outdoor School program grants to school districts and education service districts. Many public schools currently allow temporary enrollment for home school and/or private school students in order to access services such as special education, sports programs, and foreign language courses. Please read more to see if your student(s) qualify.
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An outline of the researched benefits of outdoor school and experiential learning programs.
Learn more about the history and impact of Measure 99 as it relates to Outdoor School.
Columbia Pro Purchase Program
The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Program Office is pleased to announce the Outdoor School Columbia Pro Purchase Program!
Columbia Sportswear has a strong history of supporting outdoor school in Oregon. And as District Leaders, Educators, and Outdoor School Providers begin to consider outdoor school equipment and apparel for their students, teachers, and staff, the OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Program Office would like to announce an exciting opportunity for districts and providers to purchase high-quality “tough tested” products at a discounted price. Most products are available at wholesale costs!
Please contact us to find out how outdoor school providers and districts can join Columbia’s Pro Discount Program. We hope districts and providers use this program to develop an inventory of high-quality equipment designed for heavy use that will hold up over time in Oregon’s harsh conditions while ensuring every student has what they need to participate in outdoor school in both safe and comfortable conditions.