PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE

Since its first band of Medford sixth graders in 1957, Outdoor School’s mission has been simple: get our next generation of leaders off the couch and out into Oregon’s great outdoors.

Oregon is a stunning tapestry of natural wonder and natural riches. Our challenge as Oregonians is making sure it stays that way. How do we inspire and equip the next generation to be the leaders we need?

THE ANSWER IS OUTSIDE

Outdoor School is a proven answer. Kids come alive – curious and engaged – when they get outdoors. Outdoor School is a smart, time-tested, hands-on science-based week of solid, effective education. Breathing fresh air, surrounded by wonder, collaborating with other kids builds confidence and self-sufficiency as kids learn to value and make responsible choices about our incredible natural resources. 

Simply put, Outdoor School is a time-tested experience that changes kids’ lives and makes them better prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

IT’S TIME TO ENSURE OUTDOOR SCHOOL IS THERE FOR ALL KIDS

Because of tight school budgets, currently only about half of Oregon’s students get to experience Outdoor School. And even then, sometimes only for a day or two rather than the full week experience that research shows is most effective.

That’s not good for Oregon. Or our kids. With your help, we can change this. The benefits of Outdoor School are clear: strengthening today’s economy, creating tomorrow’s leaders, and preserving for all time the natural resources and natural legacy that make us who we are – Oregonians.

Read the ballot measure

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