Interested in incorporating agriculture, natural resources and the environment into your classroom but not quite sure how? Let us help get you started by connecting you with our Washington County Programs Coordinator, Casey Blake. He can help you with a wide assortment of things including:
If you are interested in volunteering as well please reach out! Use the links below to register as a volunteer, or to request a volunteer and/or visit from Casey.
To learn more please to reach out:
email | firstname.lastname@example.org
call | (503)713-5365
We have a collection of over 400 resources including ready-to-use kits, books, posters, curriculum resources and more. Browse our collection and discover resources to engage and excite students. These resource are set aside and meant to be used exclusively by Washington County educators! These are all available through our Washington County location here. All you need to do is put in an order and we will send the resources out to you, all you need to do is pay the return postage, or drop them off directly!
Washington County Master Gardeners Your local Master Gardeners are excited to visit your classroom or garden club. They offer a standards list of programs, found here. Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance, and must include at least 15 participants.
Washington County Extension Service Your local OSU Extension Service can connect you to resources, events, and organizations that will bolster your school’s agricultural and natural resource education programs.
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Find workshops, guest speakers, small grants, and educational events here.
Timbers Community Fund Apply for a grant funding youth STEM education, youth health and wellness, or the environment. How convenient that school gardens address all of these things! Applications are due Sept. 4th. You must have a conversation with a fund representative prior to applying, so start your planning early!
Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District This small grant program, local to Washington County, funds landscape conservation work that benefits the public good. School gardens focusing in pollinators, wildlife habitat, and food production are all eligible. Applications are due the 10th of every month at 2pm.
Journey 2050 How will we sustainably feed over 9 billion people in the year 2050? This computer game explores this question, and is an invaluable opportunity to teach students about sustainable agriculture through decision making and critical thinking. Use free resources to teach the program on your own, or ask our coordinator to lead the introductory session in your classroom. You can also request an educator training on this resource, if you and fellow teachers are looking to learn more!
Purple Plow Purple Plow is a free STEM education platform. Challenges change seasonally and winners are awarded prizes. This program is especially suited to grades 6 and up.