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Environmental Education

Details: 2021 Grant Timeline and Links Online Application: applications are now closed 2021 Environmental Education Grant Program Overview The Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education program seeks to support programs that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increases outdoor experiences for youth. The impact of COVID-19 has had wide …

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Oregon Coast Education Program

Details: The Oregon Coast Education Program builds confidence in teachers to use environmental education as a way to build confidence in students. The program gives teachers access to a variety of education modules that they can incorporate into their daily lessons.

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Launching, Managing, and Sustaining an Outdoor School

Details: Launching, Managing, and Sustaining an Outdoor School Program. In partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation, the Gray Family Foundation helped produce an 80-page booklet that provides excellent information on creating strong outdoor school programs.

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Oregon Natural Resources Education Program

Details: Since the mid-1980s the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program(ONREP) has focused on helping teachers to engage students in hands-on, interactive, and investigative strategies that are relevant, meaningful, place-based and meet state standards for student achievement.

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Springfield Education Foundation: Miller Integrated Nature

Details: Support from the Gray Family Foundation—via the Springfield Education Foundation, which provides innovative learning grants throughout the district—has sustained MINE from its launch. The funding goes toward transportation, outdoor gear, and the expenses of producing the magazine.

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Siskiyou Field Institute

Details: With funding from the Gray Family Foundation, the Siskiyou Field Institute completely updated its outdoor school curriculum in 2018 to align with Next Generation Science Standards, common core and the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan.At the same time, the new curriculum fully utilizes the wild features of SFI’s 850-acre property, located near Selma.

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Southern Oregon Field Trip

Details: That’s where SOREEL, Southern Oregon Regional Environmental Education Leaders comes in. SOREEL runs the August Institute, a summer teacher professional development project funded by a Gray Family Foundation grant. The institute is designed to get, and keep teachers up to speed on environmental education and available resources like experts in

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Research on the Effects of Outdoor School

Details: The Effects of a Residential Science Education Program on Student Success Indicators. This research, conducted out of Portland State University, is based on data from the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) Outdoor School program. The analysis accomplished thus far reinforces assumptions about how this program can translate into success

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Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan (OELP)

Details: Crafting the plan in the aftermath of the recession—when many environmental education programs were simply struggling to survive— was a significant accomplishment. As the Plan took shape in 2010, Gray Family Foundation staff and trustees were at the table and provided essential funding to …

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Invites Proposals for the 2020 Environmental Education Program

Details: It is a priority for the Gray FF Environmental Education Program to support efforts that ensure environmental education programming reflects the perspectives, traditions, and knowledge of all communities across Oregon. We are pleased to invite environmental education providers, culturally-specific organizations, schools, and other institutions to

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GUIDELINE FOR INCORPORATING HEALTH INTO OUTDOOR …

Details: This Health and Outdoor Education Guideline is designed to assist outdoor education providers in incorporating human health considerations into their progra mming. It is intended for use in any outdoor education program currently or potentially engaging K -12 populations facing health inequities and lack of access to outdoor recreation.

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Empirical Evidence Supporting Benefits of Outdoor School

Details: students from environmental education programs scoring unsatisfactory decreased by 8.1 points between 1999-2000 and 2001-2002, while in the state overall, there was a 3.7- point decrease.

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Institute for Applied Ecology, Marys River Watershed

Details: “The kids just light up when they get to work alongside these high-schoolers,” says Stacy Moore, Ecological Education Program Director for the Institute for Applied Ecology. At the end of the 2019 school year, the elementary students exchanged postcards with students in Guanajuato, including bird drawings and personal stories.

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Oregon Residential Camps

Details: Background. Baseline data for these maps was sourced from a 2015 survey of 126 camp facilities conducted by the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition and Friends of Outdoor School, with the goal of helping Oregon State University Extension Services plan for a statewide outdoor school grant program.

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Measure 99: The Gray Family Foundation Celebrates the

Details: The Gray Family Foundation, a consistent champion of environmental and outdoor education throughout Oregon, celebrates the passage of Measure 99. Working in collaboration with countless organizations, businesses, and individuals passionate about establishing Outdoor School as a universal experience for all Oregon students, the Gray Family Foundation was a primary supporter of the ballot

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Statewide Outdoor School funded for Oregon’s 5th-6th

Details: The Gray Family Foundation, a consistent champion of the value of environmental and outdoor education throughout Oregon, celebrates the passage of another milestone in ensuring Oregon students have access to hands-on outdoor education. On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Oregon Legislature formally approved the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) 2017-2019 biennial budget, which …

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Environmental Education Archives

Details: Environmental Education. Confluence. Environmental Education | Statewide. Workshops empower teachers with Indigenous perspectives. See full story. North Fork John Day Watershed Council. Environmental Education | Grant County. Worms, bats and …

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Hood River Middle School

Details: Geography Education | Hood River County Great things are happening at Hood River Middle School, where a program called Food and Conservation Science (FACS) is thriving in a LEED Platinum, net-zero building complete with a native plant garden, 1,000-foot glasshouse, ponds and trails.

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Launching, Managing and Sustaining an Outdoor School …

Details: Regional Education Coordinator, The Freshwater Trust Margaret Eng, Outdoor School Supervisor/Consultant, Multnomah ESD Outdoor School Rex Ettlin, Education Program Coordinator, Oregon Zoo Brian Goodwin, Director of Grants and Special Programs, North Wasco County School District Jack Gray, Gray Family Fund representative Jennifer Grube, ODS Program

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Teacher Professional Development Archives

Details: The Oregon Coast Education Program builds confidence in teachers to use environmental education as a way to build confidence in students. The program gives teachers access to a variety of education modules that they can incorporate into their daily lessons. See full story

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Geography Education Archives

Details: Springfield Education Foundation: Miller Integrated Nature Experience Geography Education | Lane County A one-of-a-kind high school program grows young journalists, naturalists and leaders.

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Straub Environmental Center

Details: For more than a decade, the Straub Environmental Center (SEC) has been a leader in environmental education in the Mid-Willamette Valley. It provides teachers with resources for environmental literacy, holds family nature nights, and leads outdoor retreats and summer day camps, among other programs.

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Powell Butte Community Charter School

Details: Environmental Education | Crook County When their elementary school was set to close in 2010, the rural community of Powell Butte came together to create something extraordinary—a public charter school rooted in place-based education, with the goal of connecting K-8 students with their community and the natural world around them.

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BYLAWS OF GRAY FAMILY FOUNDATION NAME

Details: {00251387.DOC; 8}-2- Mr. Gray may also designate an individual or committee (such as the Gray Family Foundation Council) to serve as his successor with respect to the power to appoint directors, for a limited

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Friends of Outdoor School

Details: “We wanted to approach science instruction through an artistic lens,” says Dan Prince, who coordinates the Multnomah Education Service District Outdoor School. “We thought the best way to do it would be to immerse ourselves in one of our sites and really experiment with ideas.”

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Economic Impacts Outdoor Education

Details: For jobs in education 36 weeks is the standard for a fulltime job, or one FTE, and for all employees the program provides employment for 16 weeks. Adding up all the positions gives 20+30+5+6+5+.75+4 = 70.75 jobs for 16 weeks out of a 36 week work year for those working in education. Multiplying 70.75

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Gladstone Outdoor School

Details: “It’s special that we’ve been able to hang on to a five-day program,” Robinette says. ” It’s a launch point for our middle schoolers to get them on the right track early in their secondary education.” Campers take full advantage of nature for every subject. An art teacher leads …

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Invites Proposals for the 2019 Environmental Education Program

Details: 2019 RFP Environmental Education Program Page 3 of 8 Planning Grants It is a priority for the Gray FF Environmental Education Program that the field of environmental education will increasingly reflect the diverse populations of Oregon. We are pleased to invite environmental education …

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The Gray Family Foundation Environmental Education Program

Details: Gray FF, through our Environmental Education Program, awards grants to projects that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increase outdoor experiences for youth. Project funding can support student field experiences for 3. rd. through 8. th. grade students and/or educator professional development.

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Gray Family Foundation

Details: 2021 RFP Environmental Education Program Page 8 of 8 . GRAY FAM I LY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . GRAY FOUNDATION . Author: Rana DeBey Created Date: 9/3/2020 11:21:03 AM

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Friends of Tryon Creek

Details: Sheoships, Education Director at Friends of Tryon Creek and a Cayuse/Walla Walla citizen, set out to change that perspective by sharing the landscape’s Indigenous story, which begins thousands of years prior—and still continues today.

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