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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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Casa @ the Crater

Published April 26th, 2017

This past Sunday we got to take youth from Casa de Belen to a snowshoe hike at Crater Lake National Park!  We had a beautiful day full of snow and amazing adventure!

 

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Crater Lake Winter Wonderland

Published April 12th, 2017

The Spring Crater Lake trips are in full swing! Last week we took Elkton, Riddle and Myrtle Creek Elementary 5th graders!  Most of these students are getting to experience their first time at a national park (including some of the parent chaperones)!  Snowshoeing in over 12 feet of snow has these students excited to learn [...]

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Science Olympiad Competition!

Published April 12th, 2017

Last Saturday we drove up to Corvallis, OR to compete in the state science olympiad competition at OSU!  Douglas High School students had spent months studying, experimenting and building for their competition events!  Today was the day to leave it all out there and we had a great time competing and seeing other students constructions [...]

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Science Olympiad!

Published March 9th, 2017

It is crunch time! We are 1 month away from our state Science Olympiad competition in Corvallis @ OSU!  The students at Douglas High School are doing great with all their building and study events! 

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Tension on the surface?!

Published March 9th, 2017

We had a wonderful lesson last week with Casa! We experimented with water’s surface tension, learned about CO2 and photosynthesis and at the end we created grow bracelets that represent all the elements needed for plants to grow! Can’t wait to see what next week has in store!

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Geocaching Sunshine

Published March 2nd, 2017

Yesterday as we were wrapping up Science Wednesday we got lucky with some amazing sunshine for our last day of geocaching! The Fir Grove students got to learn how to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS’s) while searching for caches containing trinkets and review questions!  We got lots of great photos of their finds and treats!

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