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Planning for Outdoor School

Displayed on this page is a list of informational, standalone documents along with sufficient context and a link to their respective webpages.

If you are a district representative and would like to apply for funds, please visit our Application and Reporting page.

Outdoor School for All! 2019 Evaluation Highlights

Outdoor School for All! Diverse Programming and Outcomes in Oregon is a collaborative evaluation project which began in 2014 with support from the Gray Family Foundation. Stakeholders across the state came together to build understanding and knowledge about current outdoor school programming and its intended outcomes.

We built a common measurement system based on legislative requirements, a wide variety of data sources, existing literature/knowledge base and substantial input from stakeholders.

Data gathered from the 2019 evaluation shows how much outdoor school makes a positive impact on students' mental health and academic performance.

Outdoor School Funding and Application Overview for Teachers

Throughout Oregon’s outdoor schools, high school students often serve as cabin leaders and assistant field instructors.
While engaged in outdoor leadership at outdoor school, High School Leaders also serve as a vital component to the 5th and 6th grade students’ outdoor school programs.

There are multiple avenues for high school involvement in outdoor schools across Oregon. Outdoor schools are place-based and rooted in their respective communities. Therefore, Oregon outdoor school programs have the agency to recruit, train, and involve high school leaders in whatever ways work for their programs.

The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Program is seeking ways to actively support, at a statewide level, the recruitment, training, and evaluation of High School Leaders for 5th and 6th grade outdoor school programs, while also providing a transformative learning opportunity for participating high school students.

High School Leaders in Oregon Outdoor Schools

Throughout Oregon’s outdoor schools, high school students often serve as cabin leaders and assistant field instructors.
While engaged in outdoor leadership at outdoor school, High School Leaders also serve as a vital component to the 5th and 6th grade students’ outdoor school programs.

There are multiple avenues for high school involvement in outdoor schools across Oregon. Outdoor schools are place-based and rooted in their respective communities. Therefore, Oregon outdoor school programs have the agency to recruit, train, and involve high school leaders in whatever ways work for their programs.

The OSU Extension Service Outdoor School Program is seeking ways to actively support, at a statewide level, the recruitment, training, and evaluation of High School Leaders for 5th and 6th grade outdoor school programs, while also providing a transformative learning opportunity for participating high school students.

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