Regional Youth Education

Managed through the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council, our regional education program works with formal and informal educators across the Upper Willamette to provide immersive and hands on learning activities to connect students to local outdoor spaces. The boundaries of this program lie with the Middle Fork, Coast Fork, McKenzie and Long Tom Watersheds. 

Our program offerings are available to youth groups and clubs, K-12 students, undergraduates, and early career professionals. By pairing academic science standards with creative, self-reflective learning experiences, we provide opportunities for students to build a sense of stewardship, connection to community, and understanding of the natural world. Students apply their classroom knowledge during site tours, field lessons, and service learning projects. 

Our education program is made possible by the generous donations of the Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District, and funding from the Gray Family Foundation. Explore below for more information.