Lisa Charpilloz-Hanson

Lisa Charpilloz Hanson first signed up for government service in 1996 because she wanted to help people and protect Oregon’s natural resources for future generations. Lisa was born and raised in rural Marion County. She lived and worked on the family farm, learning how to be a good steward of the land. She later graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Resource Economics. Lisa’s state service began at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) as a Commodity Commission program manager. Prior to working for the State of Oregon, Lisa spent seven years

School Year Programs


The Estuary Partnership provides no-cost science programs to schools in the lower Columbia region of Oregon and Washington. Our programs combine classroom and field studies to increase student understanding of local ecology and environmental issues. Since 2000, the Estuary Partnership has provided environmental education programs and hands-on outdoor learning experiences to more than 81,000 students. To request a program for your class or school, complete the PROGRAM REQUEST. We begin accepting on-line program requests on May 15th each year for the following school year. Space is limited and

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Education Program FAQ


What is the purpose of the Estuary Partnership education program? The mission of the Outdoor Environmental Education Program is to build environmental curiosity and knowledge, empower citizens to make a difference in their communities and foster a personal connection to the lower Columbia River. We: Deliver developmentally appropriate classroom and field science programs based on best teaching practices Increase students understanding of biodiversity, the interconnectedness of all living things and the unique role humans play in living systems Provide safe, land and water-based opportunities

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