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Our Community Partner: Multnomah ESD Outdoor School
Our Community Partner: Multnomah ESD Outdoor School

Site Address:

11611 NE Ainsworth Circle
Portland, OR 97220

Site Contact:

Scott Welch, Foundation Specialist
Phone: 503-257-1774
Email: swelch@mesd.k12.or.us

Faculty Contact:

Celine Fitzmaurice, Associate Director for Community Programs
Phone: 503-725-9529
Email: celine@pdx.edu

Project Description:

The ESD Outdoor School is designed to teach field-based science concepts as they relate to natural resources, provide instruction that promotes critical thinking and collaboration, extend science instruction beyond the classroom and implement a variety of planned activities that provide opportunities for participation in cooperative living experiences, performing arts, recreation, and structured events. PSU students write grant proposals to help obtain sustainable funding for the Outdoor School.

Project Website: http://w3.mesd.k12.or.us/os/mission.htm

Type of Partnership: Community-based Learning Academic Course

Partnership Frequency: On-going, multi-term, multi-year partnership

Student Commitment: 8 students, 4 hours per week

Partnership Began: 9/1/2003

Partnership Ended: On-going