Partners and Funding
The Oregon Natural Resources Education Program is supported by funding and partnerships provided from other organizations. We gratefully acknowledge the following partners commitment to K-12 education through ONREP. We appreciate the positive and collaborative engagement of our partners to ensure that K-12 educators receive high quality programming that meets best practices in education and is grounded in current science.
Primary Funders and Partnerships
Oregon Forest Resources Institute has been instrumental in supporting ONREP since the mid-1990. They have been the primary funder of ONREP and a collaborating partner on K-12 programming. Their funding makes it possible for educators to attend workshops and receive curriculum free of charge, and to cover substitute reimbursement for educators attending an ONREP workshop. Their materials and resources for educators are included in ONREP workshops and can also be found at LEARNFORESTS.org.
The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program, located in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University has been the institutional home of the ONREP since the mid-1980’s. ONREP works with OSU Extension Faculty located in communities across Oregon in providing programming for educators.
Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a program of the American Forest Foundation. ONREP is the state sponsor of Project PLT in Oregon, and as such is part of a nationwide network. In addition to curriculum and resources, they provide small program grants, and staff professional development.
Project WILD is administered by the Council for Environmental Education (CEE) [formerly Western Regional Environmental Education Council, Inc. (WREEC)] and is co-sponsored with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). ONREP is the state sponsor of Project WILD in Oregon, and as such is part of a nationwide network. In addition to curriculum, they provide small program grants, and staff professional development.
Other support for ONREP programming has been provided by the following:
Bureau of Land Management support for K-12 invasive weed education.
Gray Family Foundation has support ONREP special projects through grants.