ECO is hiring!

ECO seeks an experienced, goal-oriented Executive Director to lead the organization into the next level of growth. This is a high profile position for an individual with a passion for environmental education.

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

We’re taking education outside - into our communities and into nature. More and more, we understand how vital it is for experiential, place-based studies to happen younger and over the course of a student’s schooling to build ecological literacy. They come to discover our connectedness and through this knowledge, they recognize that caring for our shared place is the same as caring for ourselves.  


Our Education Model

Our education model is cumulative and grows with students from
K-12th grade. Our multi-tiered, instructional approach starts with hands-on lessons we deliver in the classroom and out in the field, culminating in outdoor service-learning projects to deepen the educational experience and strengthen communities. 

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Welcome Green Schoolhouse!

Lauren with Green Schoolhouse has brought her 10 years of program expertise and her all-day, outdoor summer camps under ECO’s roof. Now, K-6th grade students can enjoy hands-on ecology year round!


Change is afoot…

ECO has grown so fast in the last handful of months! We’re excited to announce we’re actively expanding our geographic reach south to Eugene, west to the central coast, and adding more programming in Portland. We’ve also grown to include all grade levels, K-12, added after school and summer camps.

Read: The Expanding Story of ECO

I see students taking more ownership of their environment after ECO lessons. Students begin thinking of our community, our ecosystem, and our planet differently. They begin asking deeper questions and express a deeper understanding of how humans have a responsibility to care for our environment.
— Kelly Elementary School teacher