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School Programs

School Programs

Salem Environmental Education supports environmental education through after school classes, supporting special events and field trips and providing professional development for teachers for outdoor school experiences.

Elementary Education: Support and instruction tailored to elementary school needs.

  • Standards-based
  • Authentic, meaningful, hands on experiences

Programs (not limited to):

  • eSTEM (environmental STEM)
  • Birds – Project Feederwatch
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Pollinators
  • Bats
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Life Cycles
  • Invasive Species
  • Composting
  • Naturescaping
  • Watersheds
  • Outdoor school pre-teaching classes (funded by outdoor school funds)
  • Outdoor school post-projects (funded by outdoor school funds)

Fee: $25.00 per hour plus materials and mileage (if it is outdoor school related it is funded)

Contact: SEE Outreach Educator: Laurie Aguirre at aguirrelaurie2outreacheducator@gmail.com

Environmental STEM (eSTEM)

Why are beavers important and what is it like to be a beaver? Become a beaver and discover how they build dams and how that impacts water flow. “Beavers” will chew materials and then design and build their own beaver dam using a variety of materials and then test the water that filters through the dam.

Why are pollinators important and what are the various characteristics of their role in the ecosystem. Students will design pollination structure to fit a variety of “flower” stuctures

Outdoor School

SEE supports outdoor school by consulting with the Salem-Keizer School District’s outdoor school program, conducting outdoor school activities, and providing professional development for teachers and providers who conduct outdoor school. SEE also serves on the state Outdoor School Advisory Committee and provides input that helps to direct the state outdoor school efforts.

Salmon Watch

SEE supports the Salem Watch program conducted by Marion SWCD.

Down by the Riverside

An annual event at Forest Ridge Elementary School where SEE supports the environmental education activities of the day spent outdoors outdoors. This year’s activity was focused on invasive plants.There are many invasive plant species that have dramatic impacts on our environment. Students learn to identify common invasive plants and about their effect on the ecology of an area.

School Field Trips

SEE supports school field trips and outdoor school experiences.
SEE supports a number of high school field trips.

High School Outdoors

SEE leads outdoor experiences for high school students.