Welcome to MESD Outdoor School!
At Outdoor School we believe that every individual is equal, valuable and welcome. We work to acknowledge and celebrate our differences, whatever they may be. We strive for positive relationships across difference through listening and mutual respect. Inclusion means everyone and together we will strengthen our skills to work and live with others that are alike and different from ourselves. At Outdoor School we are building a community where everyone is protected and honored for exactly who they are.
Registration for Spring 2024 Outdoor School is open.
Fall registration will open in August 2024.
Outdoor School - No Child Left Inside
Oregon's economy and employment are based on its bountiful natural resources: timber, recreational opportunities, agricultural products, water, wildlife, and minerals. The extent to which Oregon's youngsters learn to understand and wisely use their natural resources today will largely determine their economic security in the future.
Outdoor school teaches children about the natural sciences so they can use that information as adults to become knowledgeable citizens and voters. If a child can understand the natural process, then he or she can understand those factors that affect the natural process. Outdoor School teaches the natural process... how nature works!