Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO)


ECO inspires students to care for nature and their local communities through hands-on science education and climate action.

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For 18 years, ECO has delivered lessons in classrooms and outdoors to support teachers in meeting classroom learning goals and academic benchmarks with curricula designed to reach all learning styles and empower stewardship through community engagement. 

The importance of ECO’s mission has grown with the need for ecological and climate literacy to counteract climate anxiety, develop critical thinking skills, and connect human action and environmental health. Students discover our interconnectedness and recognize that caring for our shared place is the same as caring for each other.


Program surveys reveal more than 90% of our students believe themselves capable of positively benefitting the environment.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are central to our organizational structure and culture through our mission, leadership, policies, and programs. All employees and volunteers, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, are valued and respected. We commit to tending to culturally specific partnerships to integrate diverse perspectives into our education model and meet the needs of the communities we serve.


The first 50 people to donate $100 or more will receive a $25 Moberi gift card.


The first four people to donate $250 or more will receive a special gift from our friends at Patagonia.


Ten people will be chosen at random to receive a case of Brew Dr. Kombucha.


We are grateful to our Give!Guide business partners Brew Dr. KombuchaMoberiBlackbird Benefits, and Sasquatch HR for their ongoing support and work to be positive forces within our community. 


Brew Dr. Kombucha will match donations to ECO through Give!Guide up to $15,000!

$48,185 raised of $50,000 goal
137 donations
96% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2005

Tax ID: 203710367

Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks.

They're a small-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co., Washington Co. and beyond.

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