Please join the National Wildlife Federation as we discuss the broad appeal of Oregon’s visionary Outdoor School for All ballot initiative.
The conversation will focus on efforts to equip today’s children with knowledge and concern for wildlife and wild places amidst the current political uncertainty, and how programs like Outdoor School and the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA are working to affect positive change at both the local and national levels.
The evening will conclude with rooftop cocktails and hors d’oeuvres overlooking Portland’s scenic Pearl District.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
6:00 p.m. | Conversation
6:45 p.m. | Rooftop Cocktails Doors open at 5:40 p.m.
WHERE: Ecotrust 721 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, OR
RSVP: Please RSVP to Patton Fiske at 703-438-6041 or FiskeP@nwf.org by Monday, June 5th
MEET OUR SPEAKERS:
Nancy Bales, Moderator
As Executive Director of the Gray Family Foundation, a supporting organization of The Oregon Community Foundation, Nancy Bales works to advocate for partnerships and public policy change that supports environmental literacy and connections to our natural and built environments: collaborating with others and spearheading efforts for positive change.
Trained as a biologist, Rex Burkholder worked as a science teacher and in the Northwestern forests before founding Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance and Coalition for a Livable Future. Most recently, he founded the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition with the goal of securing outdoor education for every Oregon student through Oregon’s Outdoor School.
As Senior Director for K-12 Education, Kim Martinez oversees the National Wildlife Federation’s award-winning Eco-Schools USA education program, which currently serves over 11,000 schools and provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainability principles throughout their schools and curriculum. Previously, Martinez worked in the California state education system implementing environmental education initiatives for 14 years.