$34,260 raised from 259 donors
Goal: $35,000 from donors
Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO)


ECO inspires K-12 students to connect to our natural world by providing hands-on ecology enrichment programs. Through community service learning projects, outdoor exploration and experiential study, ECO empowers kids to become environmental stewards, advocates and leaders.

Bottom Line for Portland

Since 2005, ECO has reached 21,060 elementary school students, many from diverse and low-income households, and more than 700 teachers.  Last year, ECO brought 396 lessons to 2,880 students in 96 classrooms. ECO is now rapidly expanding to serve 50% more students including middle and high school students.

“ECO is highly valuable. Students take ownership of their environment after ECO and think of our community and planet differently. They ask deeper questions, express a deeper understanding of our responsibility to care for our environment, and they’re having so much fun, they don’t realize just how much they’re learning!”

—Kelly Elementary School teacher

Business Partner

Brew Dr. Kombucha will match $7,500 in donations, Moberi will match $3,000, OnPoint Community Credit Union will match $2,000, Donors $100+ receive 4-pack of Brew Dr., Donors under 35 receive free Kombucha.