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Friends of Outdoor School is dedicated to preserving the
Outdoor School experience for every Oregon student.

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A video about Outdoor School:

video courtesy of Chelsea Sherier

Why Outdoor School?

"I saw ODS as my own ticket to personal growth and spiritual wealth, but when I got back I realized that I had gained much more. At the end of the week, I decided to seriously look in to teaching as an option for a college focus. I learned so much about myself after I went to ODS."

—Kilo, ODS Student Leader
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You're invited:
 Tri-county meeting in Portland
Join advocates for information & organizing
 to express support for Outdoor School

Wednesday, May 6

Mazamas Mountaineering Center
527 SE 43rd
Portland, OR 97215

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Our new partner, Sustain:Green MasterCard
Raise ca$h for Friends of ODS and help the environment

We’re excited to partner with Sustain:Green MasterCard®, the new eco-conscious credit card! The card itself is biodegradable and offsets carbon with every purchase.

Sign up and after your first purchase Sustain:Green will eliminate 10,000 lbs. of CO2, roughly equivalent to taking a car off of the road for a year, PLUS make a $5 donation to Friends of ODS!
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A movement to restore
outdoor education for every sixth-grader

We’re excited to share that the legislative project to restore outdoor education throughout Oregon has officially launched!
 Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition (OOEC), a partnership between Friends of ODS, the Gray Family Foundation, Metropolitan Group and many others statewide who are committed to creating a strong, cohesive voice for Oregon outdoor education. 

Right now we're focused on securing state funding for a full week of Outdoor School for every Oregon fifth or sixth grade student.

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for updates on the Coalition's progress
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