Presentations and discovery hikes
The presentations are also available at outdoor school if you need an extra teacher. You can use one of YEEP’s topics or a hand-tailored lesson of your choice. You can choose from a variety of presentations and Discovery Hike field trips that help your class meet Next Generation Science Standards.
Presentations are one hour and given to one classroom at a time.
- All about owls
- Awesome Ospreys
- Big cats
- Black bears
- Gray Whales
- How does your garden grow?
- Slugs and worms
You can also request a presentation about water.
Field trips are approximately an hour and a half.
Orchard Heights Park: Look for neighborhood birds in this West Salem Park.
Minto-Brown Island Park: Observe ospreys and beavers in their native habitat.
Willamette Mission State Park: Learn about Salem’s first settlement while observing wildlife such as blue heron and bald eagles.
Neighborhood Parks: Find hidden gems as you explore your neighborhood park.
How to register
Registrations for the 2016-17 school year opened on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Requests for presentations and field trips are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Currently, there are limited presentation time and dates available. If you are interested in booking a presentation for the 2016-17 school year, contact the Youth Environmental Education Program Instructor.
After your request has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation email will include a list of supplies that your class will need the day of the presentation or field trip.
If your class is going on a field trip, you are responsible for arranging and paying for transportation for your class.
You can apply for the following grants to help fund your field trip. You must include the program’s name – Youth Environmental Education Program – as well as the presentation or field trip’s name in your grant application:
Pay a fee
You will receive an invoice for your presentation or field trip. Fees are listed below:
- Presentations: $25 per class
- Field trips: $4 per student for Title 1 schools, and $6 per student for all other schools
The Youth Environmental Education Program is funded in part by a grant from the Salem Foundation Donna E. Aldrich Trust.
Email the Youth Environmental Education Program Instructor to sign up for our email list and learn about upcoming opportunities for class presentations and field trips.