Enhancing Our Communities Through Environmental Education
September 28-30, 2016
Suttle Lake Camp United Methodist
Thank you to all who participated and to our generous sponsors. Over 130 diverse individuals came from across the state to learn from each other and hear what is happening with environmental education in Oregon. Below are materials and resources from the 2016 conference.
Photos and information on PDU's coming soon.
2016 Conference Content
Featuring: Community Science • Technology and Environmental Education • School Gardens and Farm to School • Best Practices • Global Climate Change - A Local Look • Staying Current with Existing/Emerging Standards/Legislation • Creating Partnerships - Regional Collaborations Efforts
School Garden and Farm to School Track
Connecting Students to the Natural World and Local Food Systems Through Farm-Based Education
by Megan Kemple, Oregon Farm to School, Audrey Tehan, Seed to Table Program, and Karen Tassinari, Rogue Valley Farm to School
Megan, Audrey, and Karen shared best practices to engage students in farm-based education. They shared a variety of program models and educational activities including farm field trips and other farm-based education activities.
|Presentation||Field trip lesson plan||Teacher toolkit|
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom: tools and resources to implement natural resource, environmental, and agricultural education through existing curriculum
by Austin Miller, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation
Austin shares what is Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom and the tools and resources they provide to educators.
School Gardens as a Model for Natural Systems
by Elizabeth Goward, School Garden Project of Lane County
Elizabeth shares how to use the outdoor classroom for science and environmental literacy and how to align your school garden lessons to state standards.
|Presentation||Framework for K-12||Soil Composition Lesson|
|Worm Lesson||Lesson worksheets||NGSS handouts|
Global Climate Change - A Local Look
Workshop on Climate Change Basics
by Alan R.P. Journet, Ph.D and Kathleen D. Conway, Ph.D, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
Alan and Kathleen shared fundamental climate science principles and grade-specific K-12 Next Generation Science Standards.
"Best of Bend" Panel Presentation: Climate-Friendly Living: Champions of Central Oregon
by Diane Hodiak, 350Deschutes
Inquiry, Exploration and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem
by Rick Reynolds, Engaging Every Student & ShareOregon and Angela L. Sitz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rick and Angela shared the new sagebrush ecosystem educational program created to help students explore ways to protect this ecosystem and the diverse species living there.
|Presentation||Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum|
An Introduction to 4-H Butterfly Wings and Oregon's 4-H Free On-Line Interactive Entomology Resources
by Virginia Bourdeau and Robin Galloway
Virginia and Robin introduce 4-H's Project Butterfly Wings interactive website, common identifying features of butterflies, how to set up a butterfly study site and record and report data on the national website.