Tadpole Tales, our program for children aged 3-5 with their parents, click here.
Students in grades
K-college who attend schools or are part of communities
within the Columbia Slough Watershed
are the principal recipients of Slough School programming.
A variety of academic programs are offered, including
classroom activities, field studies,
watershed and community action projects,
projects at sites along the Slough.
A watershed is an area of land which drains to the
same body of water, such as a river, lake or slough.
The Columbia Slough is a 60-mile long remnant of lakes,
wetlands and slow-moving channels in the southern floodplain
of the Columbia
The Columbia Slough Watershed includes schools
and communities in the St. John’s area, North
Portland, and parts of Northeast Portland, Parkrose,
North Gresham and Fairview. It is bordered by Smith and Bybee
Lakes on the west and Fairview Lake
and the headwaters of Fairview Creek on the east. Slough
School activities take place at field sites and classrooms
around the watershed.
Slough School is based out of the Council offices
at the Whitaker Ponds Natural Area,
at 7040 NE 47th Ave. in Portland, Oregon.
Teacher Workshops! To be announced for 2011-12 school year.
are interested in creating a plan of study with
the Slough School, contact:
Sheilagh Diez, Slough School Education Director
Phone: (503) 281-1132