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Rethink Waste on the Radio!
June 17, 2021
We got to chat with Megan from 1077 about all things Rethink Waste. Would you like to have a listen? We covered topics from food waste to recycling to reusable bags. Here’s the one all about construction waste (4 minutes): Want to learn more about how to rethink construction waste? Check these 5 ways to […]Read More
An Ode to Our Intern, Erika Cook
June 15, 2021
Erika worked with our Youth Education team from September 2020 through June 2021. She complemented our team by growing programs and developing lots of content during her time at TEC. We enjoyed truly Erika’s creativity, her dedication to a sustainable future for youth, and whimsical and spunky spirit. In the spirit of spunk and creativity, […]Read More
Learning More About Our Night Sky
June 14, 2021
As the weather gets warmer and the sun sets later, it is becoming increasingly popular to stay out at night and look at the stars. Learning about astronomy can be a very engaging way to include your young learners in learning more about the night sky. This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight is about our beautiful […]Read More
Gardening with Kids at the Environmental Center
June 4, 2021
Spring is officially here, and Summer is right around the corner! One of the best parts of Spring is being able to plant in the garden and watch tiny seeds grow into strong and beautiful plants. Planting in the garden is a simple way to get little ones outside in the sun, and allows them […]Read More
Climate Commuters on the Move
June 3, 2021
This post was written by guest blogger Whitney Bennett, Safe Routes to School Coordinator at Commute Options. The Eco Hero Climate Commuters after school program takes our eco heroes on an educational journey to understand emissions from vehicles and how we can make daily travel choices that have a positive impact on our climate — […]Read More
We’re Hiring: Membership & Corporate Giving
June 1, 2021
Join the team! We’re looking for a team member who can help take our fundraising to the next level. Applications are due July 6, 2021. This is an abbreviated job description; please read the full announcement here. The Membership & Corporate Giving Manager (MCGM) is a key part of our team that raises funds to […]Read More
Electric School Bus Tour was a hit!
May 28, 2021
The Electric Bus Learning Project hit the road earlier this spring to bring Oregon its first electric school bus tour! During this tour, rural, urban, and suburban school districts in Central, Western and Southern Oregon enjoyed Ride ‘n’ Drives. This means that transportation teams were able to ride on and even drive the buses. While […]Read More
Let’s get these bills over the finish line!
May 27, 2021
It’s been a busy session with many important bills passing out of the legislature and heading to the Governor’s desk … but our work is not done yet. This year’s long legislative session runs until June 28th and we have a lot of important bills we want to see passed this year. Here are three […]Read More
Leafy Greens in the Garden
One of the best parts of growing food in your garden is being able to step outside for a quick snack. Whether it’s picking some berries off the bush, grabbing a pea off the vine, or picking some fresh lettuce leaves for a salad. In our Learning Garden here at The Environmental Center, we have […]Read More
First In-Person EarthSmart Field Day Lends Hope for the Future
May 26, 2021
It was a clear, sunny day out at Culver Elementary and there was a feeling of hope in the air. The Youth Education team had their first in-person EarthSmart program in over a year. Due to Culver’s different guidelines and smaller class sizes, outside visitors are allowed on campus. After months of teaching their virtual […]Read More