Make sure you are aware if your class qualifies for Outdoor School funding from the state of Oregon! Measure 99 funding will cover student accommodations (wheel chair rentals, aides, etc). Every student belongs in the outdoors!
Visit the Oregon Extension Website for more information.
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 5-8, this unique three-day residential program site takes place at Cantrall Buckley park located 45 minutes west of Ashland on the indigenous lands of the Takelma, Modoc, Cow Creek Umpqua, Siletz, and Grand Ronde. In this three-day program, students will participate in field lessons, on site investigations, service learning with 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.