"I saw ODS as my own ticket to personal growth and spiritual wealth, but when I got back I realized that I had gained much more. At the end of the week, I decided to seriously look in to teaching as an option for a college focus. I learned so much about myself after I went to ODS."
We’re excited to share that the movement to restore outdoor education throughout Oregon is building incredible momentum! Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition (OOEC), a partnership between Friends of ODS, the Gray Family Foundation, Metro!
That’s why we’ve formed thpolitan Group and many others statewide who are committed to creating a strong, cohesive voice for Oregon outdoor education.
Right now we're focused onsecuring state funding for a full week of Outdoor School for every Oregon sixth grade student.
OOEC, with the generous support of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, is holding six regional discussions through January 2015 to hear what Oregonians think about Outdoor School and how it can better serve the needs of their communities. These regional gatherings are an opportunity to help shape education in Oregon by telling us what you think Outdoor School should look like moving forward.
Public Engagement Gatherings across the state: Medford:Sat, Jan 10, 1-3 pm, Jackson County Community Justice Newport:Sat, Jan 17, 1-3 pm, City of Newport Library Portland:Wed, Jan 21, 6-8 pm, Metro Council Chamber & Annex (Anyone from the state can teleconference into the Portland gathering) Eugene:Sat, Jan 24, 1-3 pm, U of O, HEDCO Ed. Bldg., Rm. 176
Submit your amateur and professional photos through February 1, 2015.
Youth 18 or under may submit free!
This year we're excited to welcome Outdoor Project as our new organizing partner! Their passion for promoting environmental education and using inspiring photography to get people outside is the perfect fit.
Mark your calendar to vote for the 2014 Photo of the Year at our Awards Gala!
When: February 21, 2015
Where: Base Camp Brewing Company
Tickets: $25, available online soon
Afterparty: Iconic Lounge, 6:30pm-close
As always, Photo of the Year donates all proceeds to Friends of Outdoor School.
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