• Study Oregon

    Advancing Science Education By Researching Oregon Resources

  • Touch Nature

    Enabling Real World Science Experiences

  • Explore Science

    Coastal Wetland Outdoor Research Programs

  • Understand Nature

    Understanding the Natural World Through Research Activity

What we do

ORREC forms strategic partnerships to increase student exposure to applied science activities by offering researchers an unrivaled opportunity to study the natural environment. We also deploy technology to support students in gaining valuable science-related experiences.

ORREC’s contribution to science education and the scientific research community is the first its kind our region.

Fort Euchre Learning Village

  • Euchre Creek: Inspired Science Activities

    Euchre Creek is a migration corridor for fish such as the chinook, coho, steelhead and sea-run cutthroat trout.

What Other Say About ORREC

Community leaders recognize us as an essential organization that helps students and teachers reach K-12 STEM requirements through hands-on learning opportunities.

The ORREC “Experience” will assist us greatly in providing tools an techniques that will help our students gather and analyze information, make informed decisions, engage in creative discover, and explore new vehicles for learning.

Senator Jeff KruseOregon State Senate

I strongly support the Oregon Resources Research and Education Center Fort Euchre project. Because all students in Oregon K-12 school districts must meet STEM exit standards, the ORREC experience will assist in providing the necessary tools and techniques to help them meet these standards.

Sue GoldCurry County Commissioner

I am writing to support the Oregon Resources Research and Education Center (ORREC) project. The ORREC project will help K-12 learners and community members of all ages to develop an awareness and understanding of the importance of sustainable management and utilization of local natural resources along the coast of Oregon.

Stacia FletcherExecutive Director, Oregon Coast STEM Hub

The Early Learning experience on the South Coast is enhanced when students at a young age experience firsthand experience with our living environment. ORREC will particularly provide Early Learning educators an opportunity to develop lesson plans they can include in their curriculum around the outdoor experience.

Michael LehmanExecutive Director, Oregon Coast Community Action

ORRECs mission would become a crucial component in work currently underway: the Sudden Oak Death Task Force, co-convened by Senator Merkley and myself, Oregon’s first marine reserve at Redfish Rocks, OSU’s new field station, just to name a few. These projects will be enhanced by ORREC, with the researchers and educators working closely with students on a myriad of natural resource issue related work.

David Brock SmithOregon House of Representatives

ORREC helps students, researchers and the community. Would you like to support ORREC?

Facilitate Research

ORREC supports professional and graduate researchers.

Suggest Research

Got a resource-related problem in need of scientific research?

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All donations are tax-deductible. We appreciate your support.

Volunteer for ORREC

Volunteers add to our success by sharing their skills and talents.

Teach With Us

Our campus is a perfect venue for S.T.E.M. activities. Come join us!

Our Latest News & Blog Posts

Everything that’s going on at ORREC is collected here. Look for insights from professionals on science education, resource research projects and more.