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Fungi-filled Forest Thursday

Published October 18th, 2018

The students at the Boys and Girls Club re-purposed some egg cartons to create these cuties!

 

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The Properties of Water

Published October 18th, 2018

Week 1 of Science Wednesday was all about the water! We witnessed the properties of cohesion and adhesion through this fun experiment.

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What does a scientist look like?

Published October 18th, 2018

It was a busy summer and the fall has been just as jam packed with fun and science. Fifth graders at Fir Grove Elementary pondered this question and drew their best renditions of a scientist.

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Twin Lakes Youth Wilderness Campout

Published July 30th, 2018

July 27 – July 29, 2018

A summer weekend filled with fun, educational activities in the outdoors. Space is limited!

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Camp Kellogg

Published May 31st, 2017

Last week at Camp Kellogg we got the chance to teach Hucrest 5th graders about Water Chemistry!  We did hands-on activities learning about the properties of water and their uses in nature!  The students had a blast getting their hands a little wet at their first ever Science Camp-Out!

Thanks Hucrest for a great turn-out [...]

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Thanks Tri-City Elementary!

Published May 26th, 2017

Last week was our last Crater Lake Field Trips for the season and we had wonderful classes!  This could be the last time the students get to see Crater Lake with all its glorious snow and they definitely had time to appreciate its immense beauty on this crisp and sunny day!  We want to thank [...]

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Wilderness Sweets!

Published May 11th, 2017

Yesterday, was our last Wilderness Literature class at Phoenix Charter School!  The students presented their art projects for their class anthology; ranging from essays, to picture slideshows to drawings of native plants and wildlife found along the hikes!  Here are some of the celebratory treats we brought in for the classes final celebration!  We had [...]

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Sun, Seeds and Starts!

Published May 11th, 2017

Today at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Fir Grove Elementary’s Leadership group got to come help out with the planting of a salsa garden!  We started by spreading fresh dirt on the beds and then got to plant all of our ingredients; peppers, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos & more!  The students had a wonderful time planting [...]

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SEEDS Field Trip

Published May 11th, 2017

Last Saturday we got a chance to teach local high-school age and younger students about the Natural Resources program at UCC.  They got exposure to agency jobs, had conversations with local professionals and got to attend hikes with a botanist and learn about their region! We got to take a couple of students from Casa [...]

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Finally Flowers!

Published May 3rd, 2017

This week at Casa de Belen we planted our seeds from our Garden in a Glove activity and went on a Nature walk.  We collected flowers, pedals, stems, leaves and more to include in our next week’s lesson! We will be drying and pressing the flowers to create nature bookmarks!  We had a wonderful time [...]

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