Oregon Outdoor School Partnership
Most of our curriculum is produced by The Next Staple Publishing and falls under the copyright of J. A. Thomas, unless otherwise stated. If you are a parent, homeschooling, or teaching in a public, private, or charter school then you are probably allowed to save, print, and distribute these documents after registering with the partnership (as stated on the copyright policy page). Registration is free and you'll be given the option of staying up-to-date as new resources become available.
Our partnership encourages a holistic approach to education. This means we strive to help outdoor school staff and students find identity, meaning and purpose in life through connections with their community, the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. We believe an outdoor school program should encourage and equip students to develop a reverence for life, and a passionate lifelong love of learning.
Curriculum used by the Outdoor School Partnership emphasizes hands on learning in realistic situations outside the traditional classroom. An average lesson starts with a 10 minute "lecture"/formal learning component, followed by 40 minutes for exploration, and a 10 minute closing discussion. Of course, because we hold the copyright to our own curriculum we are happy to adapt any lesson to fit the specific needs of your group.