High school students know there are many options when considering career plans. ONREF helps high schools in Oregon by providing grants to teachers so they can get the resources they need to successfully teach forestry and natural resources to students in the classroom and the field.
We need your help!
With your help, ONREF can continue to make deserving grants to high school forestry and natural resource teachers and their students. We invite you to be part of the ONREF legacy. Your financial contribution will allow Oregon high school students the opportunity to learn more about work in field of Natural Resources.
If you are interested in making a gift to the Oregon Natural Resources Education Fund, please contact John Moriarty, Program Officer Southern Willamette Valley and South Coast , Oregon Community Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 541-431-7099. 440 E Broadway, Suite 160 Eugene, OR 97401
The Oregon Community Foundation website also hosts an ONREF page.
Since 2001, ONREF has supported Oregon forestry and natural resource programs with over $108,000 in grants.
ONREF has recognized 75 schools/organizations with grants.
Over 5,840 students have been enrolled in programs that have received grants. This is an average of over 300 students per year.
Considering that the equipment used can last many years, we estimate that our grants have impacted approximately 41,000 students at 32 different schools. This video below, produced by students from Philomath High School, shows the value of Oregon’s forests and the importance of sustaining them.