Learning Resources

At the Straub Environmental Center, our mission is to connect people with nature in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

SEC’s main campus is The Outdoors where we promote a pathway to learning that begins with…
  An experience in nature…
     …that reveals meaningful information,…
          …inviting continued learning…
               …which inspires new experiences—…
                    …all enabling informed action.

Committed to excellence in environmental education, we invite people to “Know Their Place”: SEC applies this outdoor-focus throughout our region, but we specialize in helping people discover and explore the natural features of our local ecosystems. (For a fuller expression of our educational philosophy, click here.)

   


SEC is known for the quality and effectiveness of its youth programs. A sampling of our curricula may be found in the lesson plans below.

Lesson 1: The Story of Seeds

Lesson 2: Treecology

Lesson 3: Under Earth

Lesson 4: Wangari Maathai

Lesson 5: Pika’s Place