Since 1957, Outdoor School programs throughout Oregon have taken hundreds of thousands of diverse middle and high school students into the field to learn, experience, and discover natural science, their community, and themselves. Currently, 45% of Oregon's middle school children have the opportunity to participate in this transformative program, but every Oregon child should have the opportunity to participate. Now is the time to secure this program for our children today, and leave a legacy of Outdoor School for the future. This investment will benefit not just the children, but our entire state by increasing children's access to math and science, improving school retention, and fostering a generation of civic-minded citizens who have a greater appreciation for Oregon's natural treasures.
Read more about the bill here.
Watch our short video that aired on KATU.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, House Bill 2516 did not pass. But right now, we're actively building an even better campaign to demonstrate to state legislature our community's unwavering commitment to Outdoor School. Keep up your letters of support!
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