Our Vision: Every Oregon student attends a week of Outdoor School


UPDATE: The Oregon State Legislature has awarded full funding for Outdoor School for the 2019-2021 biennium! Thank you to the many community advocates around the state who shared their stories and passion for Outdoor School at hearings, town halls, by letter, and by email to make this happen so that ALL Oregon students may have access to a week out Outdoor School! For more information about state funding for Outdoor School, visit our friends at Oregon State University Extension Service. To learn more check out our 2 year report.

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Who We Are

Friends of Outdoor School is the key connection between Outdoor School and the larger community of individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies that support Outdoor School programming.

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Impacts on Kids

For many children, ODS is their very first experience hiking in a forest, getting their feet wet in a stream or exploring sea life along a sandy beach.

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Share Your Story

Outdoor School can change lives, teach life lessons, and create magical  moments. Every story is important — tell us yours.

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