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An innovative interdisciplinary program, the Spring Creek Project brings together the practical wisdom of environmental science, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative power of the written word to nurture a better understanding of our connections to the natural world. With the help of private contributions, the project will continue to sponsor activities that inspire inquiry into the place of humans in the natural world.

Here are just a few examples of activities you can help support:

Conversations at Shotpouch Creek brings campus and community people together at Spring Creek's Coast Range retreat center for discussions about ideas that shape policies.

Public Events that attract exciting writers and speakers to forums on such topics as "Nature and the Sacred," "Biology and Literature," and most recently, "Cataclysms and Renewal," in which poet Gary Snyder and ecologist Jerry Franklin spoke to a Portland audience of two thousand about the meaning of the Mt. St. Helens eruption.

Writers-in-Residence Programs, such as the Long Term Ecological Reflections Program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Designed to continue for two hundred years, this program sponsors writers and other artists to work alongside scientists to create an ongoing record of the human response to forests as they and the forests change over time. 

Workshops and Courses that are open to OSU students and community members. In "Philosophy of Nature," students study and write for a week as they camp beside a Cascade mountain lake. 


How to Give:

For more information, or to make a gift of cash, securities, or property, please contact:
             Benjamin Korn, Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts

You can also make a gift online today using the Foundation's secure gift site. (Note: the "other" designation will already be filled out for you.) To contribute over the phone, call the OSU Foundation at 800-354-7281.


For more information about other areas at OSU to support, please visit the Foundation's Naming Opportunities page.

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