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Casa Science

Published February 21st, 2017

Last week we got a chance to learn about the Earth’s atmospheric layers through a sweet activity with lots of colors and liquids!  Check it out!  Thanks Casa de Belen [...]

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Science Wednesday Water Cycle!

Published February 21st, 2017

Our Fir Grove 5th graders loved their Science Wednesday class last Wednesday!  This included a review of the water cycle with a shaving cream food color activity!   We learned [...]

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What does a scientist look like?!

Published January 30th, 2017

Last Wednesday we started the Science Wednesday program over at Fir Grove Elementary; as we learn about water chemistry, cycle and forest ecology! Here are some photos of our first [...]

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Forest Thursdays – Dreaming of Spring

Published January 17th, 2017

This past Thursday we made spin-wheel floral creations, while learning the parts of the flower!  The youth at the Boys & Girls Club loved the activity!

 

 

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Science Wednesday Success!

Published December 16th, 2016

This Fall Science Wednesday at Eastwood Elementary went spectacularly!  We enjoyed tons of science activities while, learning about water chemistry, weather and geocaching!  The students loved the lessons involving hands-on [...]

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Climate stewards!

Published April 14th, 2016

The Science Friday students have been working hard on their Climate Stewards project! Check out our blog!

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What does a scientist look like?

Published October 29th, 2015

Students are subjected to stereotypes every day. When I ask my students to draw what they think a scientist looks like, I usually see drawings that represent conventional fallacies: scientists are [...]

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Exploring Crater Lake National Park

Published October 15th, 2015

Umpqua Watersheds, Inc. organized two field trips to bring 160 4th and 5th grade students from McGovern Elementary to Crater Lake this fall. The students were able to experience the natural wonders of [...]

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UCC Field Botany Tour

Published June 25th, 2015

This past Sunday the UW staff returned from a 6-day journey through Northern California and Southern Oregon with Dr. Ken Carloni’s UCC Field Botany class. The tour consisted of identifying, keying, [...]

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McGovern Outdoor School

Published June 11th, 2015

On June 2nd Umpqua Watersheds traveled to Camp Myrtlewood to teach six presentations about watershed science to McGovern’s ninety 6th graders. The students learned about water chemistry and the water cycle. [...]

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