The Wisdom Project

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The Wisdom Project is a youth leadership initiative for Native and low-income youth in the greater Portland area. Wisdom of the Elders is developing a summer field science camp focused on environmental and climate change issues, with career pathway planning in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Integrating best practices of k-12 curricula from EPA, NASA, NOAA and Portland’s Climate Action Plan, aligning to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), and introducing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) into the lessons to promote student social and physical well-being, strengthening resilience and cultural identity by highlighting Native Americans as America’s “First Scientists”.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation                        National Endowment for the Arts

Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District         City of Portland Community Watershed Stewardship Program

Gray Family Foundation         City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability