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Learning in the Umpqua

Published June 13th, 2022

LEARNING IN THE UMPQUA WATERSHED

By Ryan Kincaid

Thank you to everyone who helped make our second annual Learning in the Umpqua Watershed (training for local educators) a success. Fourteen teachers and homeschooling parents participated in this year’s training, and we had presenters from various communities in Oregon, as well as a couple from California [...]

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Education and Diversity Committees

Published June 13th, 2022

Do you want to be part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or Education Committees? We are currently having a combined meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm PT. 

Are you passionate about getting kids into nature?

Many of you may remember the innovative new program, Kids for Nature, that was [...]

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An AmeriCorps Farewell

Published June 10th, 2022

As we move into summer, the school year ends and my role in local science classrooms draws to a close. It was a great year full of fun activities including water quality labs, animal tracks, owl pellet dissections, art projects, and more. The fun, however, does not end with Spring! This June brings Kids for [...]

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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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