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Our Mission

What We Stand For

Our mission is to inspire students to care for nature and their local communities through innovative, hands-on science education and climate action. Our approach is inclusive and multidisciplinary, ensuring that every student has a chance to learn and grow as they connect with nature through our quality experiential science education programs. 

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Free Lessons

Climate Action Curriculum

Our Vision

EMPOWERING the Conservationists of Tomorrow

Our programs promote critical thinking and guide students to connect academic content to real world challenges. We teach both science and stewardship to foster personal connections between children and nature and help build future earth advocates and change makers.

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A Word

From Our Teachers

“The ECO Wetland Food Web Unit completely engaged my students. It was incredibly easy to teach. Students loved each of the science, math, writing, and art lessons. Additionally, the lessons fit well with our overall curriculum plan. This is definitely a winner!”

– Kari Downery, Chehalem Elementary

JEDI Policy

ECO commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive & equitable society. ECO is committed to building equity into its organizational structure and culture through its mission, leadership, policies and programs. 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.

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Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: PO Box 90293 Portland, Oregon 97290

Telephone: (503) 272-1774

Email: [email protected]