Environmental Services offers free classroom and field study science education programs for K – college students within the City of Portland. Students learn about watershed health, urban ecology, the causes and effects of water pollution and what they can do to protect rivers and streams.
Clean Rivers Education programs address local water quality, environmental design and habitat issues. The program offers hands-on classroom lessons designed to complement teachers’ curricula.
Classroom programs often serve as a prelude or follow-up to a field trip.
During field experiences, students spend time outdoors observing, interpreting, exploring and connecting to local natural areas. Students apply the skills they learn through watershed investigations and stewardship / community action projects. Clean Rivers Educators work with teachers to develop a unit of study to best meet learning objectives.
For More Information about Clean Rivers Education
Contact Megan Hanson at 503-823-7185.
Classroom and Field Programs
Background Information for Teachers
- Community Watershed Stewardship Program
- Fish in Portland
- Portland Watersheds
- Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program
Maps and Posters
- Ecoroof Poster (PDF)
- Wildlife of Portland Poster (PDF)
- Invasive Plant Poster (PDF)
- Native Plant Poster (PDF)
- Map of Portland Watersheds (PDF)
- Protecting Portland Watersheds Poster (PDF)