The Diack Ecology Education Program provides a system of grants, workshops and

resources that are distributed to teachers and students in Oregon to encourage them to involve youth in field-based science inquiry and ecology studies. Field-based science inquiry provides the perfect opportunity to get students out of the classroom and into the natural world. 

The Diack Ecology Education Program understands the challenges of continuing field-based student research during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to support your efforts as you adapt to online teaching by offering grants for equipment that students can use from home. We will be adding links with suggestions from teachers on how to continue to get students outside to do ecology research. If you have suggestions to add, please contact me at

Thanks - Mike Weddle, Diack Grant Manager.

Here is one example of a Diack grant for equipment for online research done at the student's home.

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