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2 Position Openings for AmeriCorps Service

Published May 12th, 2022

Member Duties for Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator for Umpqua Watersheds: Teach existing curricula and education programs in partnering schools and organizations. Refine and update curricula, educational materials, and teaching tools in forest stewardship, environmental science, and natural resources Coordinate and produce Living Downstream Radio show for Umpqua Watersheds’ KQUA radio station. Outreach to new schools [...]

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AMERICORPS UPDATE

Published March 8th, 2022

It’s been almost four months since I joined the United Communities AmeriCorps and Umpqua Watersheds teams as an Environmental Education and Outreach Leader. In this time, I’ve had the delight of being introduced to all sorts of fun and important indoor and outdoor activities, such as helping to host 99.7 KQUA [...]

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Teaching Teachers and Connecting Kids with the Environment

Published March 8th, 2022

Last year, we held our first training event for local educators, which we called “Learning in the Umpqua Watershed: Engaging K-12 Students through Nature Connections & STEAM Activities.” This is now an annual event, and this year it will take place over three days (April 13th – 15th), allowing us to focus our attention on [...]

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Umpqua Valley Audubon seeks AmeriCorps applicants

Published January 4th, 2022

Do you want to spend your days “connecting people with nature to inspire protection of our natural world” while serving as our Outreach Coordinator with Umpqua Valley Audubon Society (UVAS) in Roseburg, Oregon? UVAS is expanding our conservation outreach and education programs using local and migratory bird species as a focus. You will [...]

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Education Update Dec 2021

Published December 8th, 2021

Lots of Learning in 2021

Director of Education & Outreach ~ Ryan Kincaid


2021 saw lots of change and growth in terms of Umpqua Watersheds’ educational programs! With COVID still going strong, we created new opportunities for youths and adults to learn about local environmental issues. Here are a few highlights from the [...]

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Introducing our NEW Environmental Education and Outreach Leader!

Published December 8th, 2021

Hello, Umpqua Watersheds community! My name is Viviana Young and I am the new Environmental Education and Outreach Leader for Umpqua Watersheds via the United Communities AmeriCorps program. So far I have gotten to know several colleagues, all of whom have been wonderful, helpful, and welcoming. I will soon be running the “Living Downstream” podcast [...]

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Update from the Education Committee

Published September 9th, 2021

Wrapping Up & Continuing On…..

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind as I completed my AmeriCorps term of service and stepped into my new role as the Director of Education and Outreach! I have enjoyed being a part of Umpqua Watersheds for the past year and am so grateful to be able [...]

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From the Executive Director

Published September 9th, 2021

Kasey’s Korner…..Kasey Hovik

 

We live in strange and challenging times. We continue to struggle through the worst pandemic in 100 years while forest fires, floods, devastating storms destroy property, and lives are lost. The ugly divisiveness that is a part of local and national politics wears us down. Our natural world and wildlife face [...]

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Archie Creek Fire Recovery Project position opening

Published September 9th, 2021

Archie Creek Post-Fire Recovery Project

Umpqua Watersheds is a lead partner in a collaborative project with Phoenix Charter School and Umpqua Community College to promote shared stewardship of public lands impacted by the Archie Creek Fire, providing service-learning opportunities for local students and community volunteers by increasing outreach, education, and engagement related to riparian habitat [...]

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Episode 22: AmeriCorps!

Published July 31st, 2021
In this episode, you'll hear from members currently serving with United Communities AmeriCorps, as well as UCA's Program Director and Umpqua Watersheds' Executive Director, with a guest appearance by Umpqua Watershed's next AmeriCorps member, who will be...

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