Create next generation of environmental stewards



FOTC is concerned with developing a strong stewardship ethic in all youth and has developed a series of innovative educational programs which serve over 4,000 school children annually.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The need to create connections between children and nature has been the focus of great discussion and strategizing as our culture becomes more technologically oriented. There has been a renewed push to re-introduce the wonders of the natural world to this young population already used to getting their information two-dimensionally. The Friends are aware of many in our community who do not have access to nature and seek out these underserved communities as potential participants in our programs.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our innovative programs offer students other ways to learn, intellectually engaging them when other methods have failed; build their sense of curiosity; and having them walk away with a stronger commitment to being an environmental steward.

Potential Long Term Impact

We have seen first hand the transformative effects of our programs and know that the students' awareness of their environment and our impact on the land is higher, leading to the potential for this experience to impact other parts of their lives.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Friends of Tryon Creek

Portland, OR, United States

Project Leader

David Cohen

Portland, OR United States

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