K-12 Education at the Environmental Learning Center

The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a place where all ages can learn about the environment through hands-on, interactive activities that are both educational and fun!

We offer K-12 class field trips, day camps and a preschool program - all designed to enrich student learning through outdoor education. Students get to explore, interact with, measure and create within the lush outdoor surroundings of the ELC, which contains both forest and wetland habitats.

For more information about opportunities, contact sarah.bidwell@clackamas.edu.

Children attending ELC programs are expected to follow Oregon's immunization policy. Please visit the Oregon Health Authority for more information.

ELC programs for kids

School Field Trips, K-5 (Fall 2022-Spring 2023)
Nature Striders Preschool Programs (Fall 2022-Spring 2023)
Nature Spy Spring Explorer Kits
Spring Break Camp (March 2023)
Livestream Episodes (Winter 2023)
Virtual Field Trips: Watershed Health


  • ELC K-12 event updates

    Clackamas Community College is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and continues to follow the guidance of the Oregon Health AuthorityClackamas County Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    As restrictions are lifted at the college, we are excited to bring students, teachers, and families back to the ELC for programming and events. School field trips are scheduled to return this spring. Check the website for date announcements, as we will update information as it becomes available.

Interested in donating to the ELC?

Your donation is tax deductible, and your generosity helps us continue to offer all our programming and scholarship opportunities.

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