Outdoor School Information

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Outdoor School Information and Resources

This an exciting time for Oregon and for Oregon’s 5th/6th grade students as we launch a new era of Outdoor School. The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service is looking forward to assuming leadership for building a statewide program that builds on a legacy that began in 1966.


 Outdoor School Advisory Committee and Work Groups 

    1. Letter from the OSU Extension Service Director
    2. Advisory Committee Position Description
    3. Work Group Position Description

We recognize that some people may find participation in the ODS Advisory Committee or the Work Groups difficult due to financial limitations for travel and/or time.  If so, please complete this Friends of Outdoor School form to request support.  Kim Silva at Friends of Outdoor School will coordinate with you to make this leadership opportunity accessible for you. While every effort will be made to find funds to support the request for support, it is not guaranteed.  ODS Fund Request Form 

 Participate! Ask questions, give feedback, complete surveys, provide  review

    Submit Your Questions and Comments!

     Survey: Impacts of Outdoor Schools on Building Environmental Literacy




 Information: Documents and Meeting Notes

     Compilation of Submitted Questions and Comments






 OSU Extension Outdoor School Updates

    January 2017  Communication Update #1

     February 2017  Communication Update #2





 Resources for Outdoor Camps and Programs

    Map of Camps in Oregon