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Kasey’s Corner

Published September 24th, 2019

Kasey Hovik ,   Executive Director

It was a very busy summer for Umpqua Watersheds. We kicked off the summer with our “Concert for AmeriCorps” when Lance Canales and the Flood returned to Roseburg on May 24th. We were able to raise $800 toward 2019-20 AmeriCorps program. A generous $2,500 from one family, a $1,500 grant [...]

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Umpqua Watersheds AmeriCorps in the news!

Published August 2nd, 2019

While winding down their service at Umpqua Watersheds, Maris Wilson and Christine Smith were certainly not winding down their activities. Two big weekends full of activity mark the end of their service. Check out the article in the News Review.

 

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AmeriCorps Update

Published June 18th, 2019

AmeriCorps Voice…..Christine Smith

The fact that this article is my last one is unbelievable. These past two years have been filled with growth, amazing connections and so much fun in the environmental education world. Maris and I are maximizing our last few weeks by teaching at as many camps and outdoor schools as we [...]

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Executive Director

Published June 18th, 2019

Kasey’s Corner … Executive Director

Over the last eight years Umpqua Watersheds has had a very successful AmeriCorps program. We have been very fortunate to have Mike Rooney, Roland Wang (2 years), Katrina Keleher (2 years), Bailey Stein, Christine Smith (2 years) and Maris Wilson.

Our AmeriCorps members have made a significant contribution to our [...]

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Eastwood GPS Scavenger Hunt

Published May 31st, 2019
  • Our final Science Wednesday was a celebration of Spring and the beautiful outdoors! Eastwood has the ideal campus for a GPS scavenger hunt–lots of space to roam and search for goodies. They tested their knowledge from previous lessons by answering review questions and were rewarded with yummy treats. It was the perfect finale to my [...]

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    What animal is THAT?

    Published April 25th, 2019

    Last month, we were lucky enough to receive a grant from the Gray Family Foundation to boost our education programs. We got tons of awesome supplies to make Science Wednesday an even more exciting program, making more hands-on activities and experience possible. Some of the items we got are animal skull replicas–they are a neat [...]

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    The Water Cycle

    Published April 23rd, 2019

    The Water Cycle provides many hands-on learning opportunities about our own watershed. Students interacted in a story about pollution and the Umpqua River and created their own rainclouds in a cup.

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    Weather & Climate

    Published April 23rd, 2019

    These students are no strangers to wild weather events–Roseburg had its own snowstorm just a couple months ago. The day we did these experiments it was foggy then sunny then raining. The students kept this in mind while completing activities on weather and climate. The big finale was a snowstorm in a jar. Pretty cool! [...]

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    Science Wednesday at Eastwood

    Published April 23rd, 2019

    The first week at Eastwood was a hit! Students loved learning about the properties of water and practicing the water chemistry experiments. The properties of cohesion and adhesion really amazed them.

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    Preschool Spring Science at the Library

    Published April 23rd, 2019

    This spring, preschoolers from Douglas County have been learning about science in our new free program at the library! The first week, we learned about spring weather by making a rain cloud in a cup and creating our own rainbows. The following week, we learned about plants in springtime and how they grow. We talked [...]

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