QUESTION: field trip resources

question / pregunta: 

I am an elementary school educator in Portland Or and I am looking for unique field trips for my students. I am looking specifically for opportunities to experience grassroots organizations, ideas and movements. I found a small zine publisher (IPRC) that has a wonderful field trip program and am looking to expand on that experience. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

field trip ideas

The Tin House is a local magazine (although they do have a New York office) with national distribution. It is a literary and cultural magazine. A field trip would possibly entail a tour of the office and insight into journalism, writing and publishing. They are located in NW Portland, near the NW Library.

SCRAP (School and Community Reuse Action Project) is focused on reusing materials that are donated from schools, offices and individuals. They provide workshops and activities for all ages, as well as have a fieldtrip program. They are located at 2915 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

This a rather vague idea, but visiting a community garden might be interesting, possibly coupled with a trip to a local nursery. You might want to start here: They could probably connect you with a nearby gardening community.

Field trip resources in the Portland (OR) area

You might look at the Web site for the:

McKenzie River Gathering Foundation
2705 E. Burnside, Suite 210
Portland, OR 97214-1768

They fund grassroots community-based organizations in the Portland area.

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