Fire Safety and Outdoors Field Day Project
Chehalem Valley Watershed Project’s Fire Safety and Outdoors Fields Day Project will specifically address forest and range management education. The goal of this project is to establish an engaging and informative forestry, fire safety, recreation, and stewardship education program for Newberg Public School that can also be replicated by various organizations and schools around the State of Oregon. Due to federal agency and school district budget cuts, environmental education has decreased over the last decade, leading to an increasingly uninformed generation of recreationists and environmental stewards. This project will require approximately $10,000 in labor, materials, supplies, tools, and services over the 2018-2019 school year.
Fifth-Grade Field Day at Newberg High School
Newberg High School students and a variety of outdoor professionals from the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State Parks, Oregon State University - Extension Service, City of Salem, Dundee Fire & Rescue, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue led fifth-grade students through ten outdoor skills stations. Students also received a goodie bag full of education handouts free of charge thanks to support from the Ford Family Foundation.
Project Budget: $10,000
Anticipated Completion: November 1, 2018
This project is currently in the monitoring phase. A post-project report is coming soon.