Photo Credit: Megan Deane McKenna (Cropped from original)

Meet Our Environmental education (PreK-12) Experts

Rita Bauer


Outdoor School Operations Manager

Contact for Outdoor School questions or support.

Kara Baylog

Forestry and Natural Resources Program Coordinator

Kristopher Elliott


Interim Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement, Interim Director of OSU Extension

Contact me with questions about the Division of Extension and Engagement and OSU Extension Service.

Aaron Groth

Regional Fire Specialist, Coast

Contact me with questions about fire preparedness and response in Coastal Oregon.

Hablo español (I speak Spanish)

Yasmeen Hossain


ONREP Coordinator

Contact for environmental education opportunities, questions, and ideas throughout Oregon.

spricht Deutsch (speaks German)

Benno Lyon


Regional Coordinator

Contact me with questions about Outdoor School in Northern Oregon.

Hablo español (I speak Spanish)

Peter Matzka

Forestry Outreach Coordinator

Lee Ann Mikkelson


Oregon Natural Resources Education Program Director

Contact me if you are looking for a Natural Resources professional development for formal and nonformal educators.

Janet Nagele


4-H Youth Development

Contact me about 4-H School Enrichment and After-school programs.

Allen Taggart


4-H Assistant Professor of Practice

Leads the Washington County 4-H Youth Development program within the Portland Metro area of Oregon. Conducts research on positive youth development, experience quality & design, volunteer management, and "first generation 4-H" participants.

Libby VanWyhe

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Outdoor School Southern Regional Coordinator

Karen Wagner


Education Program Assistant 2, SNAP-Ed

Ask me about healthy food and lifestyles, school gardens, climate education, or healthy communities

Elissa Wells

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4-H Youth Development

Contact me with questions about 4-H programming in Coos County.