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Surface Tension

Published October 18th, 2018

Have you ever tried to float a paper clip? It’s not as easy as it looks! These students were able to master it.

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Be like the water

Published October 18th, 2018

Science Wednesday often includes fun games and moving around! Here we have some fifth graders demonstrating the cohesion and polarity of water.

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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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…not everyone gets to PET A WHALE…

Published September 3rd, 2018

Ken Carloni, Ph.D.

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 As many of you know, I retired from full-time teaching at UCC in June. My plan was to continue to teach the field courses I’ve reported on in the pages of past 100 Valleys newsletters as a part-time instructor. Unfortunately, that plan has been dashed.

For a variety [...]

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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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FIRE IS NOT THE ENEMY PART II:

Published June 7th, 2018

Ken Carloni, PhD.

The 2013 Douglas Complex Fires Revisited

New science reverses conventional wisdom that old growth forests burn more severely than plantations.

Four years ago, I wrote an article for the Summer 2014 100 Valleys entitled “Fire Is Not The Enemy” analyzing the Douglas Complex fire that burned through a BLM/private industry checkerboard northwest [...]

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Field tour

Published March 4th, 2018

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Along with the amazing work being done with younger students by our AmeriCorps, Christine Smith  (see her article in this issue), Umpqua Watersheds continues to support authentic field learning experiences to college students and community members of the 100 Valleys and beyond.  Here are some opportunities to get involved:

If you happen [...]

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New Pathways

Published December 3rd, 2017

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Your Education Committee continues to work hard to create opportunities for student of all ages to learn about their natural world and put that knowledge to work. Here are a couple of highlights:

New Pathways for Natural Resources Students: I’m pleased to announce that just last week Umpqua Community College (UCC) approved [...]

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