Fall in the Field programs offer a diverse selection of educational opportunities fit for students from grades 3-8 to explore the natural wonders of Southern Oregon.
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 ancestral homelands of the Shasta, Takelma, Latgawa, Modoc, Cow Creek Umpqua peoples. 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!
The monument has been a close community partner with the SOU graduate program for many years and we plan to continue offering Environmental Education here in Fall 2022. Hobart Bluff is a unique trail along the Pacific Crest Trail that offers students an overlook of the Southern Cascade mountain range, the Southern Oregon interior valleys, hints of the Great Basin, and even a look toward the Klamath-Siskiyou mountain range. Hobart Bluff offers the potential to learn about species endemic to the monument, adaptations to seasonal changes, geological formations, and community engagements that have helped to preserve the unique biodiversity that thrives here. We will be offering day programs here!
In the past two years, members of our graduate program at SOU have faced new challenges in the field of teaching Environmental Education through a global pandemic. This obstacle did not stop them from creating content about many of the outdoor lessons that Southern Oregon has to offer. In an effort to utilize these tools to expand outreach in our community, we are offering this free asynchronous content to ALL teachers, students, and people with access to internet! These resources are focused on Southern Oregon ecosystems but can adapted to many different classrooms. Bring our online lessons into your classroom if you want to teach about symbiosis, adaptations, coastal ecosystems, life cycles and more. We offer asynchronous material for grades K-12! We hope that this goes to show that Environmental Education can be done anywhere in the world.
SOU Environmental Education Graduate Program
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520