Oregon Teaching Resources

Take advantage of Oregon organizations offering field trips, classroom visits, and general garden support. Is your favorite resource missing from this list? Tell us about it!

Field Trips

The following organizations offer food systems field trips that support Oregon academic standards. We would like our recommended list to include sites throughout Oregon, so please let us know about any field trip sites you would like to see added to this list.

Portland Metro Area

Zenger Farm  This is a working farm striving to educate the surrounding community about models for sustainable food systems, community development, environmental stewardship, and food equity. Field trips are offered year round, and can usually accommodate up to 90 participants. Costs vary according to need, and financial assistance is available.

Sauvie Island Center    Farm-based elementary school field trips are offered in Spring and Fall. Content varies seasonally, but can include a compost/soil investigation, plant parts investigation, food web, seed to harvest, and/or a pollinator investigation. Each trip costs $150, and can accommodate up to 35 students. Scholarship funds are available.

Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve     Jackson Bottom offers field trip and classroom programs that connect natural resources with academic standards. Fees are associated with most programs. Topics include pollinators, birds, wetlands, and much more!

B-Street Farm     This teaching and working farm is happy to partner with schools in cooking and farm tour field trips. There is no established field trip program, however staff are ready and willing to collaborate with interested teachers.

Eden Acres    Eden Acres educators offer field trips and traveling programs that focus on skills such as fire making and medicinal plants, and partner with Foodways at Nana Cardoon to provide cooking field trips centered on ancient grains. They are also willing to custom design a program to meet educator needs.

Help us find field trips for the regions below!

Willamette Valley

Corvallis Environmental Center    The center is home to SAGE, a 1-acre education and production garden. Over 3 tons of organic produce are donated to the community annually! This site offers spring and fall field trips that focus on pollinators, plants, and food webs. Fees are associated with this program, contact SAGE for more details!

North Coast

South Coast

Cascades

Umpqua Valley

Rogue Valley

Columbia Plateau

High Desert

The Blue and Wallowa Mountain Region

Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network (OFSSGN) Farm Field Trip Toolkit    This resource includes everything you need to know when planning your own farm field trip.

Guest Speakers

Master Gardeners     Master Gardeners throughout Oregon can be a resource to your classrooms. Contact your local organization to request a guest speaker.

Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve    Located in the Portland Metro Area, preserve staff are happy to bring one of their traveling programs to local schools. Fees are associated with these programs.

Eden Acres    Eden Acres educators offer field trips and traveling programs that focus on skills such as fire making and medicinal plants, and partner with Foodways at Nana Cardoon to provide cooking experiences centered on ancient grains. They are also willing to custom design a program to meet educator needs.