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Oregon Field Guide

Outdoor School

Outdoor School has been a rite of passage for sixth graders in the Portland metro area since the mid-1960s. Recently, we spent a week at Camp Namanu outside Sandy with a group of students. We interview founder Warren “Gil” Gilfillan, and see film of students, educators and Mr. Gilfilan from the first Outdoor School in 1966.

Producer - Katrina Sarson
Videographer & Editor - Todd Sonflieth
Videographer - Greg Bond
Audio - Randy Layton, Ted Cutler, Rick Hines
Video Courtesy - Education Northwest (formerly NWREL) and Multnomah ESD
Photos Courtesy - LBJ Library photos by Yoichi Okamoto
Special Thanks - Dan Prince, and all the staff, teachers, student leaders and students at Numanu Outdoor School

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Autumn Rivers Photo Essay; Condors and Lead Bullets; Outdoor School

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2407
Most Recent Broadcast: May 12, 2013