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During a given week of outdoor school, 5th graders from a small school are immersing themselves in the high desert at the same time as 6th graders from a larger school explore tide pools on the coast. Because of the rich diversity of outdoor school programs, there is no single curriculum that can meet the needs of every program and every community in every location. The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Outdoor School program does not provide or mandate a standard curriculum for school districts and outdoor school providers. Rather, we provide support for programs to develop curriculum that centers equity, meets the requirements of Senate Bill 439, and supports students' academic and social-emotional growth. 

Curriculum Examples and Resources

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