Image text: FALL 2022 – Fall in the Field – Take a Closer Look, Find Your Nature Nook
Provided by graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University, Fall in the Field provides place-based environmental education through day and multi-day experiences. This year, we are offering educational programs in which students will Take a Closer Look and Find their Nature Nook. These lessons are offered to classes from 3rd grade up to 8th grade, depending on site availability.
Measure 99 is available to 5th and 6th grade classes to experience Environmental Education. Outdoor school funding covers the full costs of outdoor school for Oregon public school students. They also offer support to all types of students and classes. They can support accessibility challenges with all terrain wheelchairs, different learning styles with instructional aides, and transportation issues with busses. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about further funding and accommodation needs.
Day programs will take place at two locations within the vast Southern Oregon wilderness. Southern Oregon ecosystems are known for their rich biodiversity and cultural significance which we explore through our outdoor education program. Our day programs give students the chance to explore the diverse eco-regions during a variety of place-based, student centric, standards-aligned lessons. Locations for day programs include the Hobart Bluff trail located off the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument and Cantrall Buckely County Park located in Jacksonville next to the beautiful Applegate river.
New Location! For grades 3-8, this unique site will offer both day programs and a three-day residential program. Cantrall Buckley Park is located 45 minutes west of Ashland on the indigenous lands of the Takelma, Modoc, Cow Creek Umpqua, Siletz, and Grand Ronde. In our three-day program, students will participate in field lessons, on site investigations, and service learning. Lessons give students access to the Applegate river, diverse woodland forests, and a working sun dial. This program takes full advantage of Cantrall Buckley’s recreational relationship with the community. In addition to environmental education programming, students will be able to contribute to the local community!
Fall in the Field is offering virtual programing for classes that may not have accessibility to come out to our sites this year (2022). In an effort to expand Environmental Education practices throughout Oregon, and beyond, we are utilizing the many resources and tools that previous SOU Masters of Environmental Education have developed for Southern Oregon based virtual lessons. The content is available for free here for any teachers, students, or environmentally curious people to join our community.
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