Through the Peer Mentor Program, twelve high school students from the Corvallis and Philomath areas attend a three-day workshop in the summer to learn about environmental education and how to teach lessons to 3rd grade students. The high school students teach lessons in both English and Spanish. Students first learn the environmental lessons themselves and then are able to practice teaching and receive peer feedback. The third day of the workshop is a canoe trip on the Willamette River.

These peer mentors then go on to assist in classroom lessons and teach environmental lessons on the Bald Hill Farm field trips as part of the Classrooms Across Borders program.

This program is supported by the Institute for Applied Ecology and sponsored by Meyer Memorial Trust.

For a review of the 2019 workshop, check out this blog post. 

Students attend the three-day workshop at Bald Hill Farm.
Students learn about insects as part of the peer mentor workshop.