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, visit ELCfieldtrip@clackamas.edu.

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


  • Notice of event cancellations on CCC campuses

    CCC campuses are currently closed to the public through April 28. Based on recommendations and mandates from the state and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, events on campus during this time period are canceled. For more information on our protective efforts, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notifications page.

ELC programs for kids

School Field Trips: Ecosystems, Food Webs, Adaptations (CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30)
School Field Trips: Watershed Health (CANCELED THROUGH APRIL 30)
Nature Striders Pre-School Program
Nature Spy Spring Break Camps (CANCELED)
Nature Spy Summer Camps