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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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What is Wilderness to you?

Published March 1st, 2017

Today we started our Wilderness Literature class out at Phoenix Charter School. We played some wilderness games, got to go outdoors and read an article about how nature is good [...]

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Practicing Flotation

Published February 27th, 2017

This week at Casa de Belen we worked on floating paper clips, Goldfish and toothpicks on top of water’s surface tension (Hint: some are harder to float then others!)  We [...]

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