• What is CREST?

    CREST is an environmental education center that engages students in hands-on science, field research, and community stewardship.  CREST offers outreach and on-site programs for West Linn-Wilsonville school district students K-12 and provides resources to teachers and the community.  As the centerpiece of science education in the district, CREST leads students in active research and rigorous inquiry.  The CREST facility opened in January 2002 and was dedicated by Dr. Jane Goodall.

    CREST staff with Jane Goodall

    CREST staff with Dr. Jane Goodall during her 2008 visit to our school district. From left: Bob Carlson, Amy Schauer, Dr. Jane Goodall, Beth Merrill, and Americorps Volunteer 2007-2008 Marcelle Gonzalez.

    You can learn more about Dr. Jane and her Roots & Shoots program by following these links:

    Jane Goodall Institute 

    Roots and Shoots