Garden Party Tickets On Sale Now

Our 3rd annual Garden Party will take place on Sunday, September 8th, 4 to 7 pm, Lewis and Clark Smith Hall. Join us for an evening of food, fun, and fundraising to support ECO as we head into our 15th year!

Burley Bike Trailer Raffle for ECO

For just $5, a deluxe bike trailer and double stroller could be yours! All raffle proceeds go to supporting ECO’s hands-on ecology education programs for students across the state.

ECO is hiring!

ECO seeks a passionate and knowledgeable Educator to deliver hands-on ecology lessons to elementary and secondary students. This position offers the opportunity to work in traditional classroom, after school, and summer camp environments.


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