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New Opportunities to Get Involved

Published October 7th, 2020 in Education-AmeriCorps

We are excited to announce that we have new opportunities for you and your family to get involved with Umpqua Watersheds! Starting this month, we will be hosting two book clubs and a contest!

Book Clubs

  • For the youngest readers, check out our Little Leaves page to find books and art projects that match the monthly theme.
  • Eco Readers is an opportunity for older elementary and middle school aged youths to read and discuss books with their peers, and then brainstorm a way to do something about the issues they’ve discussed.
  • Turning Over a New Leaf is a book club for older youths (high-school aged) and adults.

October’s theme is “Humans’ Relationships with Animals”, and we’ve come up with a variety of titles for you to choose from that relate to this topic. We have a table set up at the Roseburg Public Library, where you can find additional options and borrow a book! Both groups will meet virtually once a month – this month we’re getting together via Zoom on Saturday the 24th (Eco Readers at 4pm and Turning Over a New Leaf at 5pm).

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Monthly Contest

Each month, we will have a contest or other activity in which you can participate from home; this month we’re holding a Pumpkin Carving/Design Contest! If you have a nature-themed pumpkin design idea, share it with us! Pictures of carved or decorated pumpkins need to be submitted by Thursday, October 29th at 5pm (Pacific Time). Access the rules and information on how to enter by clicking the square below. May the best design win!


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