About SOFEE

Our Mission

An education and outreach collaborative centered on wildland fire science as a pathway into ecology, preparedness, and wildfire recovery for vulnerable populations and southern Oregon communities.

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Our Funders & Partners

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Rocky Mountain Research Station, US Forest Service

Medford District Bureau of Land Management 
OSU Extension Outdoor Education

Southern Oregon Educational Service District
ScienceWorks!
Lomakatsi Restoration Project
The Nature Conservancy
The Crest at Willow Witt Ranch
City of Ashland
Southern Oregon University Environmental Education

 

We Need Your Support Today!

Our Projects

Current SOFEE projects include:​

  • Adaptation of existing curriculum to reflect local ecology and history, for both online and classroom learning

  • Development of physical materials and a check-out system for classroom-based instruction

  • Collection and sharing of resources to help individuals and families prepare for and live with the threat of wildland fire

  • Collection and sharing of post-fire recovery and relief resources, including the community stories initiative

  • Teacher training and development

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Our Future

Future SOFEE projects include:

  • Development of digital curriculum and outdoor education curriculum for Southern Oregon 

  • Professional development events for educators to help lead discussions of fire in the classroom 

  • Outdoor education presentations for teachers and students