Nonprofits
Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors

Mission

To inspire underserved elementary school students to connect to the natural world through hands-on ecology enrichment programs, including multiple nature lessons, activities in students’ classrooms, service-learning projects and nature-exploration field trips.

Bottom Line for Portland

Over the past 11 years, ECO programs have gotten over 15,500 students and 500 teachers outdoors to learn about nature. Last year alone, ECO delivered 330 lessons and 47 field trips to 2,500 students in 80 classrooms within the Portland metro area; 99 percent of students want ECO back the next year.

“It’s important to study ecology so that we can help take care of the world. Because even though we’re children, we can still change the world.” —Marysville fourth-/fifth-grader

Business Partners

Brew Dr. Kombucha will match the first $5,000 in donations to ECO. Donors of $25 or more will also receive a coupon for one free kombucha. Moberi will match the first $2,500 in donations to ECO. Donors of $50 or more will receive two free bowl coupons.

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