The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Outdoor School team strongly believes in equity for all. We believe that equitable and safe access to nature is critical to outdoor engagement and are working hard at centering equity in our work. As educators, parents, and family members to youth, we know discussing the social justice movement in our nation is a sensitive, personal, and important endeavor.
To support our ongoing learning, we are sharing some resources we hope you find helpful in guiding conversations with young people.
You might also be interested in our Cultural Responsiveness Self-Evaluation Tool, which supports outdoor school programs in becoming more culturally responsive (and is accompanied by a curated list of resources for taking action!).