Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO)

 Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO)

Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) provides place-based education for K-12 schools in Portland Metro and Lane and Douglas counties. The organization’s mission is to inspire students to care for nature and their local communities through hands-on science education. During its programs, ECO educators deliver a series of four to six experiential lessons to individual classrooms.  Lessons occur during the school day and are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. ECO science lessons focus on Northwest ecology while also integrating literacy, math and art. Programs generally include outdoor exploration and service learning, so students can apply classroom content to real-world habitat restoration.

 

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