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Science Wednesday with Fullerton Elementary

Published November 30th, 2018

This marks week four of working with Fullerton 5th graders at Science Wednesday! Our group of 20 students have been getting hands on and learning about the environment. We have learned about the water cycle and water chemistry, discovered the difference between weather and climate, and discussed the importance of the carbon cycle. We only [...]

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Getting Messy with the BGCUV Garden Club!

Published November 26th, 2018

We have been partnering with the garden club at the Boys and Girls Club to teach lessons that connect the environment to their usual gardening activities. A few weeks ago, students learned about the different components of soil and got to see a soil layer profile. Then they used a mortar and pestle to grind [...]

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…not everyone gets to PET A WHALE…

Published September 3rd, 2018

Ken Carloni, Ph.D.

Baja tour evaluation comment

 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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AmeriCorps Shines

Published September 4th, 2017

Ken Carloni, PhD.

Umpqua Watersheds’ education initiatives have been going strong and continue to touch the lives of hundreds of students a year from K-12 through college. The educational programs, originally developed by our VISTA member Roland Wang and expanded by AmeriCorps member Katrina Keleher, offer after-school “Science Friday” programs, Science Olympiad, and other fun [...]

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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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