Conservation Education

For decades, conservation educators have played a pivotal role in effecting community change within The Intertwine. Ultimately, our Conservation Education Initiative aims to spur a cultural shift toward an ethic of stewardship; more time spent outdoors by all residents, enjoying the manifold psychological, physical and spiritual benefits of nature; and behaviors that exhibit a strong commitment to sustainable and nature-supporting practices. Learn more about Conservation Education. 

September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance, as part of a contract with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, has led an effort to develop a plan to more successfully and sustainably fund the metro-area Outdoor School Program. Outdoor School, part of the Multnomah Education School District, often is in funding jeopardy. EMSWCD is a supporter. The final report was approved by the EMSWCD board this month. The Intertwine Alliance's David Cohen will be at the EMSWCD meeting in October to answer questions if they arise.

September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance Conservation Education Leadership Council will reconvene in early October to review the change model it's been working on and to develop a clearer vision of the council's role and next steps. 

September 2014 -- The Environmental Education Association of Oregon received a $100,000, 2-year grant to fund a Regional Environmental Education Coordinator who will have a direct connection with The Intertwine Alliance's Conservation Education Initiative. Discussions in the fall will better flesh out the details of how this might work.