Did you know there are moose in the Wallowa Country? At last count there were sixty! (source)

Welcome Founding Member Mountaineers!

Our First Member Drive Was A Great Success!

Our membership campaign was launched mid-July with the goal of raising $25,000 by September 30, 2017. This was an opportunity to not only make a contribution to support Wallowology’s program and events, but also to become a founding member. Potential members could choose a mountain peak to climb with a corresponding value.

“I think people enjoyed scoping out the heights of each of the mountain peaks and then making their pick,” said Joan Gilbert, Director of Arts & Exhibits. “We will have a list of Founding Member Mountaineers and a graphic of the peak they each climbed added to our Donor Wall. It will be a fun addition!”

Wallowology surpassed the goal of $25,000 in 10 weeks and raised $27,312! 

“We made steady progress and then with about three weeks left, our Board of Trustees announced that they would match all additional membership contributions up to $5,000,” said Judy Goodman, Educational Programs Coordinator, “That kicked the promotion into high gear, and our Wallowology supporters sure came through for us!” The opportunity to become a Founding Member Mountaineer continues to the end of the year and we welcome all interested to join this expedition we call Wallowology! 

Looking Back At October

Last month in October our homeschool program got off to a great start! Here are some photos from October outings.

Dr. James McIver talks about thatching ants near a
huge colony along the Wallowa river
The students are studying the large mound with the help of
Kathy Bowman and Dr. Ellen Bishop
Learning the basics of nature journaling, courtesy of Judy Goodman!
Kids checking out the rainbow trout at the fish hatchery

Executive Director Search

We are actively searching for an Executive Director! 

Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center in Joseph, Oregon seeks candidates for Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as Wallowology's chief executive officer and reports directly to the Eastern Oregon Legacy Lands Fund (EOLLF) Board of Trustees. S/he is responsible for 1) Overseeing programs, administration, and fundraising; 2) Coordinating budget and financial reporting activities; and 3) Implementing the strategic plan, as approved by the Board of Trustees.

- Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree + five years nonprofit mgmt & fundraising experience
- Compensation: ± $50,000 DOE
- Application Deadline: 30 November 2017
- Hiring Date: Jan-Feb 2018

Send resumé & cover letter to or mail to Box 666, Joseph, Oregon 97846
Questions?  541-263-1663


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