Outdoor School Funding from the State of Oregon
Outdoor School funding is available for 5th and 6th-grade students. The hybrid programs offered this year for the “Unearthing Nature’s Connections” Fall in the Field satisfy these funding requirements. Visit the Oregon Extension Website for more information.
Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) Funding
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is dedicated to advancing public understanding of forests, forest management and forest products, and encouraging sound forestry through landowner education.
OFRI recognizes the effectiveness of field studies and wishes to support classroom teachers’ forest education efforts. OFRI may be able to provide transportation funds, on a case-by-case basis, to classes whose opportunities to participate in such forestry-related studies are otherwise limited.
The theme for Fall in the Field 2019, “Unearthing Nature’s Connections,” includes various lessons that will educate students about forest ecology. Some of the topics these lessons will cover include, forest dependence on geology, varied species’ interactions within forest habitat, and the importance of forested riparian areas.
The online application for OFRI funding can be found here. Additional information can be found on the OFRI Website.
Please note that OFRI funds may not be used if the program is already being funded by Outdoor School funding from the state of Oregon.