A High School “Environmental Science” Class Revisited

High school science teacher Jeremy Magee is featured in a Forestry Source article.  Sandy High’s Magee said of his students, “I wanted them to have a connection with the local environment— the environment that most of them live in—and I think most of them got that.

Feeding the Birds

If you feed them, they will come.  At least, Oregon State University researchers are hoping that’s the case with area hummingbirds. The university has tapped fourth-graders at Timber Ridge School, among students at other mid-valley schools, to hang feeders to help researchers collect data.  This project was funded through an NSF grant to College of Forestry professor Matt Betts, who partnered with ONREP for the broader impacts part of the grant.

Plants on the Move Workshops Full, waiting list registration available

These workshops are now full.  If you are interested, sign up for the waiting list and you will be contacted if a spot opens up!  Protect Oregon's native habitat from invasive weeds in this free, week-long summer workshop.  You will receive curricula for your classroom, and explore how to bring lessons and activities into your classroom.  There are workshops scheduled for Eastern and Western Oregon.

LeeAnn Mikkelson honored with Dean's Award

At the Dean's award ceremony on February 21, 2012, ONREP Program Coordinator LeeAnn Mikkelson was presented with the Dean's Award for Extended and Continuing Education.  LeeAnn works closely with our statewide network of facilitators, oversees our schedule and infrastructure of professional development programs, and coordinates the Stewardship Schools Program.  Congratulations to LeeAnn and thanks for all your hard work!