To get on our mailing list for newsletters, please send a request through our Contact Page.
OEFA Accomplishments 2014 – Our Year of Demonstration and Pilot Programs
Established OEFA Steering Committee
Provided support to City of Oroville SBF Funds grant for staffing and education program planner/coordinator at the Thermalito Forebay. Education grant successfully funded with $31,000 from the California Department of Boating and Waterways to provide educational programs for county schools.
Initiated a working Strategic Plan Framework to generate Action Priorities and to use for outreach to expand community engagement and for fundraising.
Initiated communication and collaboration among outdoor education providers in three north state counties (Butte, Tehama and Glenn):
Developed a pre- and post- outdoor education assessment survey to collect data on impact of OEFA programs.
Provided outdoor education programs to approximately 1,950 students in 2014-2015 through different program delivery models: Experimented with three different program delivery models in 2014-2105. Focused on underserved south Butte County schools.
Oroville City Elementary School District (OCESD):
Forest Ranch Charter School (FRCS)
Chico Creek Nature Center:
Designed and produced an OEFA brochure that features 20 outdoor education providers and will be distributed to every school in Butte County. Purpose: provide information for direct connections between teachers and providers.
Thirty-one outdoor, place-based, adventure education (ropes courses) Providers are part of the experiential learning OEFA network.
Thirty-one school field trip sites have been identified.
There are now over 160 organizations and individuals on the OEFA mailing list.
Glenn and Tehama Counties are beginning to be represented in the OEFA network.
Nine Steering Committee Meetings held.
Four OEFA Community Workshops conducted.
Four e-newsletters have been produced and sent to the OEFA network.
Presented a panel discussion at CSU Chico “This Way to Sustainability Conference X” in March, 2015.
Through OEFA networking, five people have found jobs in the outdoor education field, information sharing between schools and providers has expanded and the Butte County, and the CREEC website has been improved.