Environmental Leadership for Youth (ELY)

Summer 2020 ELY Program Goes On-line!!

Opening Doors to Environmental Careers with Oregon State University.


This summer the ELY program will be completely on-line via Zoom!! We will focus on watershed basics, environmental careers, the many different environmental degree programs offered at OSU, and how to get help with financial aid and other supports for becoming a student at OSU.

We’ll have guest speakers, short films, and fun activities!!

Join our free ELY on-line program Aug. 25 – 27, each day 10:00-11:30 am.  Click HERE to register for ELY 2020 on Zoom.  We hope you will attend the entire program, but feel free to join any time. The whole family is welcome!!

  • August 25, 10:00-11:30 – Intro to watershed ecology and meet professionals in environmental jobs in Oregon
  • August 26, 10:00-11:30 – Programs at OSU 1
  • August 27, 10:00-11:30 – Programs at OSU 2, and financial aid and other tools for accessing college

Just one registration for all 3 sessions. Register HERE

Environmental Leadership for Youth (ELY) Residential Camp

The ELY Program aims to introduce youth to environmental sciences through hands-on, experiential  learning on the OSU campus and at various field sites in Western Oregon.  Youth learn about watershed health while gaining a college-like experience, working with and learning from OSU professors, graduate students, and professionals from partnering environmental and natural resource organizations.  Field trips are both educational and adventurous, and may include rafting the Willamette, river snorkeling, hiking on Marys Peak, hiking to Cascadia Caves, and touring the Hatfield Marine Science Center and Yaquina River estuary.  Learning outcomes address multiple STEM topics and Next Generation Science Standards.

The ELY Program is designed to serve underrepresented youth in 8th-12th grades in Oregon and there is no cost to participants.   Youth stay in dorms on campus with authorized group leaders and the ELY Program Coordinator. The summer camp is organized by faculty from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU and Oregon Sea Grant.

See details of the Camp from 2018

Watch this great video about ELY filmed in 2018-2019 summer camps!

Questions about ELY? Email the Coordinator

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