Outdoor adventures for your classs!
Classroom visits and field trips are available for preschool to high school students. All school programs use fun, educational, hands-on activities which encourage investigation and discovery with the natural world and are customized for all grade levels. If you are interested in a program for your school please Contact Us.
Preschool to high school
Can’t get your students out to a field trip site? Bring the field trip to your classroom! Our educators will come to you with a host of activities and lessons that can be done inside your classroom and on school grounds. Lesson topics may include watershed geography & ecology, pond life, bird adaptations, salmon biology and anatomy, insects, and more.
5th and 6th Grades
The Oregon legislature funds Outdoor School programs so that fifth and sixth grade students across the state can engage in outdoor learning. Our naturalist-educators plan a full day of activities that allow learners opportunities to cultivate relationships with nature through engaging, hand-on activities, ecology explorations, and science lessons.
OEA’s Outdoor School Options Include:
- A series of 3-5 day field trips (non-residential) to natural areas in and surrounding the Yamhill County Region.
- Naturalist-educators who can meet you at your Outdoor School Location to provide curriculum and instruction.
Our Outdoor School services include:
- Coordination of on-site logistics, all instruction, educational materials, field supplies, and guided activities.
- Skilled naturalist-educators and volunteers to facilitate engaging lessons and activities.
- Hands-on, nature-centered curriculum that enhances student awareness, curiosity, and critical thinking.
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Salmon Watch - Yamhill Region
5th through high school
Salmon Watch is an experiential, environmental education curriculum for middle and high school students, centered around salmon ecology. The program provides options for classroom curriculum, a field trip to a local stream, and service learning projects.
Skilled naturalist-educators and volunteers facilitate engaging lessons and activities either in the classroom or alongside a salmon bearing stream.
During field trips students participate in four hands-on learning stations where they have the opportunity to wade into streams and catch aquatic macroinvertebrates, test the water quality and assess water health, look and listen for indications of healthy riparian habitat, and learn about the amazing life of wild salmon. Students gain knowledge that allows them to analyze a waterway’s capacity to support life and their connection to the ecological health of our region.
Yamhill County Salmon Watch field trips take place on local waterways during the fall salmon migration between October and early December.