ECO inspires elementary school students to connect to our natural world by providing hands-on ecology enrichment programs. 

Our programs take place during the school day in K-5 classrooms throughout the Portland Metro area. We engage students indoors, in the schoolyard, in surrounding communities and nearby nature. Our students experience the interconnectedness of the living world and learn early to care for our place in it. 
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Our work - our passion - is propelled by donations. Give!Guide has great incentives! Give today and help bring more hands-on ecology lessons to elementary school students in the Portland Metro area!


We are the Most with the Least! We may be small, but we're mighty! We're honored to be honored with a Light a Fire award from Portland Monthly. We couldn't do it without our amazing supporters!   

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A huge thanks to all those who donated this #GivingTuesday! What a whirl of a day! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for helping us get more kids out there connecting with nature. 

ECO worked with our school in developing and coordinating lessons that focused on students meeting science standards established by the state of Oregon. Our students were engaged, on task, learning and enjoying themselves... The classroom learning became a real life understanding of science and how to make personal applications of what they learned. This is a great program!”
— Joel Stuart, Executive Director of Elementary Programs for North Clackamas School District