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4J EWEB Education Partnership

4J EWEB logoThe 4J/EWEB Education Partnership (4J/EEP) is a grant funded program within Eugene School District 4J. About 30 years ago, this phenomenal partnership was formed to support and supplement science education, particularly in the areas of energy and water.

Nature is medicine, innovation is hope, adaptation is survival and knowledge is power. We are committed to creating spaces that encourage noticing, wondering and questioning that foster an awareness of the interconnectedness of all living things, natural systems and human impacts. ALL students deserve to be seen, heard and offered the opportunity to learn how to be collaborative, critical thinkers and problem solvers gaining knowledge, confidence and voice to take small and large actions toward creating a just, healthy and livable future here on the planet we all share-Earth.

Prior to the pandemic, the program was slightly revisioned with the theme: Our Changing Planet-Preparing for Our Future.

The following educational opportunities are available through the 4J/EEP program:

  • Salmon Raising each fall for Eugene 4J 1st-12th grades
  • Salmon Raising Teacher PD for 4J, Bethel and Springfield teachers each October
  • Wind Energy unit for Eugene 4J 7th grade 
  • Wind Energy support
  • Solar Challenge for Eugene 4J, Bethel and Springfield Middle School Students
  • Solar Challenge PD for teachers each March
  • Earth Day, Every Day classroom activities and visits
  • Field Trip support for energy, water and conservation related trips
  • Coming soon: K-12 Climate Education Resources
  • Coming soon: Aware and Prepared Resources

4J/EEP Staff:

Tana Shepard K-12 Climate. Energy. Conservation. (TOSA)

Tana is in her 21st year teaching and her 7th year her current role. Prior to this position, she taught 4th and 5th grade at Chávez Elementary, as well as started the school garden, the green team and was a STEAM team leader. Her passions lie in educating others about all things to protect our Mother Earth.

Maggie Cline K-12 Specialist Climate. Energy. Conservation and Elementary Science (TOSA)

Maggie has over 30 years elementary teaching experience, with 23 years in the 4J school district. She is passionate about science and environmental education, and enjoys working with and supporting staff and students.

Read about what’s happening in 4J schools:

Eco Experience with Eco Chick (a monthly publication)
4J EWEB Education Partnership Blog