K-12 Education at the Environmental Learning Center

The John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a place where all ages can learn about the environment through hands-on, interactive activities that are both educational and fun!

We offer K-12 class field trips, day camps and a pre-school program - all designed to enrich student learning through outdoor education. Students get to explore, interact with, measure and create within the lush outdoor surroundings of the ELC, which contains both forest and wetland habitat.

For more information about opportunities, contact ELCfieldtrip@clackamas.edu.

Children attending ELC programs are expected to follow Oregon's immunization policy. Please visit the Oregon Health Authority for more information.

ELC programs for kids

Livestream Episodes: Fall in the Watershed
Nature Spy Birthday Parties
Nature Spy Winter Explorer Kits
Nature Striders Pre-School Program
School Field Trips: Ecosystems, Food Webs, Adaptations (Reschedule Pending)
School Field Trips: Watershed Health (Reschedule Pending)
Virtual Field Trips: Watershed Health


  • Notice of ELC K-12 events cancelations on CCC campuses

    Based on recommendations and mandates from the state and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all our in-person K-12 programs are canceled. We will reschedule these events when it's deemed safe to do so. For details on the Return to Campus Guide and on-campus activities, visit the Return to Campus page.