Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO)


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

Bottom Line for Portland

Your donation is critical at this time to help ECO get Climate Action curriculum into Portland metro schools and across the state.


Portland has deeply invested in environmental education to build a community of students connected to the natural world. ECO has educated 32,000 elementary students to care for nature through its school based programs.


With your support, ECO can expand its programming to include Climate Action curriculum for middle and high school students, featuring biodiversity conservation, consumption and waste, renewable energy, and climate justice to achieve actionable change.



A Grant High School student taking AP Environmental Science - “It's the ONLY class where climate change has been discussed.” 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Equitable access to education is at the center of everything we do at ECO. With help from generous supporters and partners, ECO is able to offer its programs and curriculum for free or low cost to participating schools in Portland and across the state.


ECO is committed to building relationships across differences to share power and resources resulting in fair access to STEAM education curriculum and local natural areas where we can gather in community and advance our work.


Donations of $25 and above receive a coupon for a FREE Acai Bowl from Moberi!

Donations of $50 and above receive and a free pass to the Columbia Employee Store in January!

Business Partner(s)

ECO’s business partner is Portland’s own Brew Dr. Kombucha. Brew Dr. works to be a positive force within our community. Supporting environmentally-driven nonprofits through 1% for the Planet donations, we offer "Local Love," a paid volunteer day program for our employees, and we donate 1% of our Uplift revenue to organizations focused on racial justice. 

All donations to ECO through the Give!Guide will be matched by Brew Dr. up to $15,000!!

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Year Founded: 2005

Tax ID: 203710367

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

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