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The Corvallis Advocate Article

A Quick Read: The OELP is mentioned in this positive article about Forestry & Natural Resources Extension: OSU Fire Extension Program Manager Talks to the Advocate

Inspiring Girls Expeditions and Environmental Education Conference

Inspring Girls Expeditions; Now Taking Applications! 

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is a tuition-FREE, 12-day wilderness science education program for 16- and 17-year-old high school girls*. All interested students are encouraged to apply, even (especially) if they don't feel like they fit the "typical" image of a scientist or outdoors person. The students we most want to connect with often believe they are not qualified enough for our program, but we know from years of experience that the support of a trusted adult (like a mentor or teacher) can make all the difference in a student finding the confidence to apply. 

The aim of this program is to provide each participant with a unique opportunity to move beyond their comfort zone through field-based science research projects, wilderness exploration, and nature-based art. We do not consider a student's grades in our selection process; we just want to connect with participants ready to explore their own curiosity, creativity, and courage. In the summer of 2021 (COVID permitting), supportive, experienced, and knowledgeable guides and scientists will lead participants in mountaineering in Alaska and Washington, kayaking and packrafting in Alaska, or rock climbing in Colorado. Please note that travel outside the USA is not required to participate in this program.

The deadline to start the application is January 22, 2021, so encourage students you know to APPLY TODAY!

Website: Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Questions? Or, to schedule a presentation about Inspiring Girls Expeditions to your classroom or organization (not your typical presentation, but a virtual trip to beautiful, faraway adventures). Email us at info@girlsonice.org 


Oregon's 2021 Environmental Education Conference

July 30 - August 1

EEAO is excited to announce a call for presenters for our 2021 Environmental Education Conference . We are partnering with Southern Oregon University’s Environmental Education Graduate Program to bring you a hybrid conference with both virtual and in-person sessions. 

Proposals for presentations are now open. 
EEAO is seeking proposals that explore new research, advances in practice, innovative ideas, or relevant case studies; are solution-oriented and include concrete takeaways; and target emerging, intermediate, or experienced professionals.
Click here to learn more about the conference and the call for presenters.
Interested in supporting the conference? Contact us to learn how you can volunteer your time or become a conference sponsor.

New OELP Website

 Welcome to the new Oregon Environmental Literacy Program website. Our goal is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster Environmental Literacy of Kindergarten through 12th grade students by engaging students in activities and experiences that:

  • Increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it
  •  Participate as citizens in the stewardship of the environment
  • Prepare them to engage in actions that ensure a sustainable future
  •  Contribute to establishing healthy lifestyles