Cascade Education Corps: Students Connecting to Nature, Community, and Self

The motto for Cascade Education Corps is “Connecting to Nature, Community, and Self," and our partnership with Tree for All is an important part of that connection. We are an experiential education program within Tigard-Tualatin School District that aims to provide underserved youth with the knowledge, skills, resources, and confidence to be life-long environmental stewards.

Students in CEC spend three days per week out in the field working on restoration projects sponsored by other Tree for All partners, including Clean Water Services, Friends of Trees, and The Wetlands Conservancy.

We have had many incredible experiences together this school year. Cascade Education Corps is a program driven by its members, so in this photo gallery, I will get out of the way and let each of them share what has been most meaningful to them about the year so far.

-Jason Pankiewicz-Waldram, Program Coordinator/Crew Leader