About Us

Since our early beginnings in the late 1970s, we have been committed to connecting Oregonians to nature. With the motto in mind 'Impact Educators, Impact our Future,' we offer formal and nonformal educators throughout the state professional development and educational resources. We center equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our work and strive towards supporting equitable access to Oregon's natural resources education for all.

Vision

All Oregonians are environmentally literate and share our natural resources equitably.

Mission

ONREP supports formal and non-formal educators with learner-centered, natural resources education. We center equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our work to connect Oregonians with nature.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We acknowledge that historic and current systemic barriers exist in environmental education that prohibit or discourage individuals and groups from participating fully. Oregon Natural Resources Education Program is dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion by:  

  • Cultivating culturally responsive practices and lifting up multiple perspectives and diverse ways of knowing. 
  • Dismantling inequities, oppression, and disparities in our policies, processes, and content.
  • Embracing and appreciating diversity as an asset by inviting, valuing, and respecting the full participation of all in our program.

ONREP recognizes that centering equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is a journey that requires a sustained commitment. We hold ourselves accountable for missteps made along the way and will listen, learn, and reflect as we embed EDI within our organization.

Please contact us with your ideas, thoughts, questions. And please continue to visit this page for new iterations of our EDI commitment and updates on our progress.

EDI Defined

 

 

Short video clip of ONREP’s ongoing growth through
EDI - using a tree as a metaphor.

Meet Our Team

Partners & Funders

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our funders. Through their support, ONREP is able to offer educators in Oregon environmental education curricula, materials, and professional development at no cost. Working with partners enriches our offerings, broadens our reachand is an essential cornerstone of our program. Some of our key partners & funders are:


ONREP relies on monetary and in-kind donations to provide environmental education tools, resources, and training to educators who reach thousands of Oregon’s PreK-12 students every year.  Please consider making a contribution today -  every gift makes a difference - and/or contact us with any ideas on other ways to support ONREP. Thank you!