Welcome to OELP's Resource Directory. Here you can find resources to support teachers, community educators and the general public.

4-H of Lane County

Resources: 
4-H is dedicated to helping youth become responsible citizens leading healthy and productive lives and discovering critical science-focused innovations.
Grade Level: 
7-8, High School
Region Covered: 
Lane County
Resource Type: 
After School Programs
Topics: 
Agriculture
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

AC Gilbert's Discovery Village

Resources: 
Nature-bases camps, classes groups, etc
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Ocean, Forest, Watersheds, Agriculture, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural, High Desert
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Camps, classes, outdoors, gardening, special event
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Resource Type: 
After School Programs
Topics: 
Ocean, Forest, Watersheds, Agriculture, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural, High Desert
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
"The Importance of Outdoor Play" workshop
Grade Level: 
College
Resource Type: 
Educator Professional Development
Topics: 
Ocean, Forest, Watersheds, Agriculture, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural, High Desert
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Field guides, nature-based books, activities
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Resource Type: 
Education Materials
Topics: 
Ocean, Forest, Watersheds, Agriculture, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural, High Desert
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Equipment for child naturalists
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Resource Type: 
Lending Resources
Topics: 
Ocean, Forest, Watersheds, Agriculture, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural, High Desert
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Aprovecho Center For Research and Education in Sustainability

Resources: 
40 acre permaculture demonstration site with accompanying school programs
Grade Level: 
7-8, High School, College
Region Covered: 
Statewide
Resource Type: 
In School Programs, Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Agriculture, Ecology, Health & Wellness
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Bandon High School

Resources: 
Offer Ecology field trips, watershed and wildlife studies, STEAM
Grade Level: 
3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Resource Type: 
After School Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology, STEM/STEAM
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Bandon Marsh NWR

Resources: 
Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex and serves as the headquarters for south coast. 
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

Baskett Slough, Ankeny & William L. Finley Nat Wildlife Refuge

Resources: 
Several thousand acres of westlands, endangered species, rare will valley habitats, trails, bird lists, excellent viewing opportunities
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Region Covered: 
Polk County, Marion County, Benton County
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems
Lending binoculars
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Region Covered: 
Polk County, Marion County, Benton County
Resource Type: 
Education Materials
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems

Bear Creek Watershed Education Partners

Resources: 
Macro Field Trip
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Watersheds, Climate, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Water Quality field trip
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Watersheds, Climate, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Teacher Workshops
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Ed kits
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School
Resource Type: 
Lending Resources
Topics: 
Watersheds, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
restoration tools/equipment, boots, shovels, gloves, etc.
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Resource Type: 
Lending Resources
Topics: 
Watersheds
OELP Strands: 
3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Virtual Watershed tour
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Resource Type: 
Web Resources
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Climate, Wildlife, Cultural
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Benton County Natural Areas & Parks Department

Resources: 
Develop partnerships with schools and other local natural resource educators, to provide hands on-learning within priority natural areas and parks within Benton County.
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Region Covered: 
Benton County
Resource Type: 
Education Materials, Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Climate, Ecology, Wildlife, Cultural, Health & Wellness, STEM/STEAM
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Benton County OSU Extension 4-H

The OSU Extension Benton County 4-H Environmental Education programs provide hands-on, experiential learning for youth. Our in and out of school programs work to increase environmental science literacy through the educational efforts of trained teachers, volunteers and community partnerships. Annually over 1,500 youth are engaged in opportunities and projects to help them explore and learn about our local ecosystems. We offer professional development and support for teachers/community educators, field-based programs, curriculum and over 30 locally based educational kits that are available to check out from our office. Call 541-713-5000 to reserve.

Resources: 
Consulation for Over 30 environmental education kits and locally relevent educational materials such as the " Ecology Field Cards of the Willamette Valley" .
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School
Region Covered: 
Benton County
Resource Type: 
Education Materials, Lending Resources, Camp/Field Programs, In School Programs, Educator Professional Development
Topics: 
Agriculture, Climate, Ecology, Forest, Health & Wellness, Mountains, Plants, Soil, STEM/STEAM, Watersheds, Wetlands, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 4 - Personal & Civic Responsibility, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Benton Soil & Water Conservation District

Resources: 
Programming and resources for teachers and students
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Region Covered: 
Benton County
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs, Education Materials, Lending Resources, Web Resources
Topics: 
Watersheds, Agriculture, Ecology, Wildlife, Cultural, STEM/STEAM
OELP Strands: 
2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

Bureau of Land Management Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area offers a number of opportunities for educational groups. The 100-acre park hosts some of Oregon’s best tidepools, a 19th century lighthouse, an interpretive center and opportunities for birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and hiking.

Throughout the year, classes are invited to participate in teacher-led activities. From April through mid-June, school groups can choose one of our standards-based ranger-led programs, offered for K-12 grade students. There is no entrance fee or a charge for any of the Yaquina Head educational programs, but reservations are mandatory.

Resources: 
From April through mid-June, school groups can choose one of our standards-based, ranger-led outdoor educational programs that focus on Oregon's marine ecosystems while exploring the rocky intertidal. Check out our website for more details!
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School
Region Covered: 
Statewide
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Ecology, Ocean, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 4 - Personal & Civic Responsibility, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Explore the Yaquina Head Lighthouse with a keeper-led lighthouse program. This program offers students an understanding of their local cultural heritage and the importance of preserving historical lighthouses. Check out our website for more details!
Grade Level: 
3-4
Region Covered: 
Statewide
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Cultural, Historical, Ocean
OELP Strands: 
3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 4 - Personal & Civic Responsibility

Chintimini Wildlife Rehabilitation

Resources: 
http://www.chintiminiwildlife.org/
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Resource Type: 
After School Programs, In School Programs
Topics: 
Ecology, Wildlife
OELP Strands: 
2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

City of Albany

Resources: 
City of Albany Public Works offers free EcoRangers Water Education programs, many with hands-on activities, and water, wastewater and wetland facility tours
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Region Covered: 
Linn County
Resource Type: 
In School Programs, Web Resources
Topics: 
Watersheds, Ecology, Wildlife, STEM/STEAM
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a diverse group of neighbors, property owners, businesses, environmental groups, recreation advocates, and government agencies who work to restore and enhance the 60 miles of waterways known as the Columbia Slough, located in Portland, Gresham, and Fairview. Our mission is to protect and enhance the Columbia Slough and its watershed through community engagement, education, and restoration. We are well known for our large community festivals such as Explorando el Columbia Slough, Regatta, and Aquifer Adventure, which bring in 500+ people each, and our Education program, which delivers free, place based science education programs to over 6000 student contacts each year. CSWC has been a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization since 2003.

Resources: 
Slough School K-College Education Program
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Region Covered: 
Multnomah County
Resource Type: 
After School Programs, Education Materials, Camp/Field Programs, In School Programs
Topics: 
Watersheds, Ecology, Wildlife, STEM/STEAM
Restoration
Stewardship
Riparian Zones
Groundwater
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 4 - Personal & Civic Responsibility

Coos Watershed Association

Resources: 
Master Watershed Stewards Youth Program
Grade Level: 
High School
Region Covered: 
South Coast
Resource Type: 
After School Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
Master Watershed Stewards Youth Program
Grade Level: 
High School
Region Covered: 
South Coast
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future
OYCC Summer Riparian Stewards Crew
Grade Level: 
High School
Region Covered: 
South Coast
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment
Master Watershed Stewards Cirriculum Booklet
Grade Level: 
7-8, High School
Region Covered: 
South Coast
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment
Service Learning for Educators
Grade Level: 
High School
Region Covered: 
South Coast
Resource Type: 
Educator Professional Development
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds
OELP Strands: 
1 - Systems, 2 - Physical Living and Human Systems, 3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment, 5 - Investigate, Plan, Create a Sustainable Future

Corvallis Environmental Center - Avery House Nature Center

Resources: 
After-school and summer programming for PreK-6 teachers and children
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4
Topics: 
Forest, Watersheds, Ecology, Wildlife, Cultural, Literacy/Writing
OELP Strands: 
3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

Corvallis Environmental Center - SAGE Garden

Resources: 
field trips, after-school programs, in-class programs, summer camp
Grade Level: 
PreK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Resource Type: 
Camp/Field Programs
Topics: 
Agriculture, Health & Wellness
OELP Strands: 
3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

Corvallis Environmental Center- Farm to School

Resources: 
Field trips, resources, in-school programs,
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Topics: 
Agriculture, Climate, Ecology, Health & Wellness, STEM/STEAM
OELP Strands: 
3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment

Corvallis Parks & Recreation

Corvallis Public Works Dept.

Resources: 
We are constantly updating our educational outreach efforts. Please check out our website for further information.
Grade Level: 
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, High School, College
Topics: 
Watersheds, Ecology
OELP Strands: 
3 - Interconnectedness of People & Environment