Field Trips

The EWEB Education Partnership (EEP) provides a number of field trips available to elementary classes.

Please contact Tana Shepard at shepard_t@4j.lane.edu for more details.

McKenzie Hatchery: An available option to elementary classrooms who raise salmon in the classroom. Generally these field trips are full day trips and take place in late September-early October. Transportation, activities and trained leaders provided at no charge.

Salmon Watch: An available  option to elementary classrooms who raise salmon in the classroom. Generally these field trips are full day trips and take place in November. Transportation, activities and trained leaders provided at no charge.

Salmon Release trips: Available for 4j elementary school classrooms who raise salmon in the classroom. Transportation, activities and trained leaders provided at no charge.

Forest Field trips: Coming soon.

EEP supports water, energy and conservation related field trips with the following education partners. 

Visit Short Mountain Landfill. Call BRING to schedule a tour for your class at 541-746-3023. Where does your trash end up when it “goes away” from your Lane County home, school or business?
Visit Glenwood Central Receiving Station. Call BRING to schedule a tour for your class at 541-746-3023. Discover where your recycling is sorted before it moves to its next use. Watch bulldozers move garbage around until it goes to Short Mountain.
Visit BRING’s Planet Improvement Center. Call BRING to schedule a tour for your class at 541-746-3023. Discover new ways to reuse or repurpose “trash”. BRING salvages useful items and sells them to the public.
Visit Aurora Glass Workshop. Call St. Vincent de Paul’s amazing recycled glass workshop to see how broken window glass is diverted from the landfill and turned into suncatchers, awards, and other products. To schedule a tour for your class call Aurora Glass at 541-681-3260. Be sure to check in early on the week of your tour to be certain that the kilns will be active on the day of your visit.

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Fieldtrip to MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) in Eugene, OR (YouTube): Join Lisa on a 4 minute fieldtrip to see how one community organization is an art gallery, art store, teacher resource center and art studio at once, while reducing waste.
Virtual Fieldtrip to NextStep Recycling. On the NextStep Recycling website, watch their in-house video of their electronics reuse and recycling activities in Eugene,Oregon. Then take a look at the rest of their website to see how they accept electronic donations at their Donations Center and resell working electronics, computers and parts at their Reuse Store.
Virtual Fieldtrip to Pacific Recycling Inc. in Eugene, OR: Gigantic Electromagnets (YouTube) Find out how electromagnets are used to move massive pieces of metal around the recycling yard.