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


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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
Read more here

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video courtesy of Chelsea Sherier


NEWS & EVENTS
2014 Give!Guide is here!
We're thrilled to be included in the Willamette Week Give
!Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Give!Guide makes it simple to give generously during the holidays and make a real difference here in Oregon -- simply go to www.giveguide.org.

Every amount counts! 
Help us reach our goal of $20,000 by Dec. 31st


See the list of incentives (min. $10) & Big Give dates here

Thank you to our G!G business partner:

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SAVE THE DATE!

Friends of ODS, Oregon Walks & Outdoor Project present:
G!G Great Outdoors Partner Party & Raffle
Thurs., Dec. 11th
5:30-8:30 PM
free!
awesome raffle  | all ages

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Need a little more nudging? Here's the Big Give days:

Nov. 13: Portland Trail Blazers ticket package - 4 tickets
Nov. 20: Powell's Book's $500 shopping spree
Nov. 25: Portland Thorns and Timbers ticket package - 4 tickets each
Dec. 2: Bike Gallery bike giveaway
Dec. 11: Salt & Straw ice cream party for 250
Dec. 18: A case of spirits from Rogue Distillery
Dec. 31: 2014 Giving Ends at Midnight!



        ANNOUNCING:

        Outdoor School for All:

        A movement to restore 
        outdoor education for every sixth-grader
        OutdoorSchoolForAll.org

        We’re excited to share that the movement to restore outdoor education throughout Oregon is building incredible momentum!

        Outdoor School has been an Oregon tradition for over 50 years—yet today less than half of our students have the opportunity to participate in this meaningful, rigorous, place-based science education.  

        That’s why we’ve formed the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition, a partnership between Friends of ODS, the Gray Family Foundation, Metropolitan Group and others who are committed to creating a strong, cohesive voice for Oregon outdoor education. 

        We’re focused on securing state funding for a
         full week of Outdoor School for every Oregon sixth grade student.

        Register here
        for updates on the Coalition's progress

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