Resources

 City of Eugene (Splash Grant)

Kathy Eva, Stormwater Information Specialist – Kathy.A.Eva@ci.eugene.or.us

The City of Eugene has prepared two distinct stormwater curricula tied to state benchmarks with emphasis on Willamette Valley waterways. Handouts, activities and posters enrich learning both in and out of the classroom.
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Hour of Code
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
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Oregon Ag in the Classroom
This is a nice organization that helps teachers with providing guest speakers as well as tools and books that can be checked out.  You can check out their lending library to see what is available and what you can borrow for your classroom around agriculture.
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Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Jenny Laxton, Education Program Manager -education@mountpisgaharboretum.org

One of our missions is to reconnect the community with the native ecosystems through education and immersion. MPA hosts a number of programs annually, offering many opportunities for visitors to learn more about the Arboretum.
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 The Oregon Coast Education Program
 Cait Goodwin – Cait.goodwin@oregonstate.edu

Joy Tally – Joy.tally@state.or.us

 At the core of the Oregon Coast Education Program (OCEP) is the concept of using best practices in teaching and outdoor education to support the use of exemplary coastal and marine curricula.  With funding from NOAA’s BWET prom, OCEP has created three online Coastal Education Modules and provided multiple professional development opportunities for Oregon educators.
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Oregon State University Extension Service
StreamWebs is a dynamic networking platform that links students with locally based hands-on  watershed stewardship projects and provides a multimedia showcase for their project and data reports. StreamWebs offers teachers and community partners resources to support setting students on the path to lifelong watershed stewardship. By providing students and teachers open-source, web-based tools for watershed data management, analysis, and networking, StreamWebs supports classrooms in their pursuit of STEM
Salmon Resources –

Tana Shepard, TOSA Energy-Conservation – shepard_t@4j.lane.edu

If you are interested in raising salmon at the elementary level, this is a great resource.  You will be provided with salmon eggs, a tank, and all the necessary tools to raise salmon in your classroom!  You will go on a fall field trip and talk about the salmon life cycle as well as to release your smolt in late fall.  Check out this link for more information.
 
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University of Oregon –

Brandy Todd, SPICE program director – btodd@uoregon.edu

 If you are interested in partnering with the University and students studying science, this is a great resource.  They offer a great Open House in the fall as well as a Science Fair in early spring.  Check out this link for more information.
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University of Oregon Geology Club – 

Dave Blackwell (Faculty Club Advisor) – blackwel@uoregon.edu

Carol Conron (Community Outreach Officer) – oconron@uoregon.edu

The Geology Club has an education outreach program available to the local schools and other organizations.  Volunteers are available to aid and/or lead presentations in a variety of geology and environmental topics.  Mineral and rock sample collections are available for loan.  If you are interested in arranging volunteers, contact the people below.  
BRING Recycling
Education is the key to waste prevention. BRING provides presentations, tours, and educational resources on reuse, recycling, and waste reduction to schools and community groups throughout Lane County. We use cutting edge science to explore the world of materials management, waste reduction, and resource conservation. Lessons incorporate Common Core Standards and Oregon State Standards for social studies and science. 
Pick from a variety of options for classroom visits and tours of waste management facilities including the Glenwood Transfer station, Short Mountain landfill, and BRING’s Planet Improvement Center. Book now for January through June. Contactemilys@bringrecycling.org or 541-746-3023 x315.
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Museum of Natural and Cultural History
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History enhances knowledge of Earth’s environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future. 

Explore thousands of years of human history and millions of years of natural history, all under one roof. We invite you to visit us in person or experience the highlights of our collections through the web galleries. They also have a Fossil Family day in October where families can enjoy crafts, snacks, hands-on-activities with University of Oregon scientists.  

Minerals Education Coalition
Information and Educating about the importance of minerals and mining. This site has a number of great resources to use in teaching about rocks and minerals.
Learn Forests
Using our forests as a context for teaching can enrich student learning and extend it beyond the classroom walls.
National Audubon Association

Rachael Friese – Audubon Adventures Coordinator – Lane County

audadventures@gmail.com

Through the generous donations of Lane County Audubon members, our Adopt-a-Classroom Program offers free Audubon Adventures kits for classrooms!  We have many sponsors eager to help and hope that you will participate in the program.
 
Teacher Professional Development Opportunities

The  Maury  Project

Exploring the physical foundations of oceanography

The Maury Project is a teacher professional development program based on studies of the physi¬≠cal foundations of oceanography. It is directed towards improving teacher effectiveness in generating interest and understanding in science, technology, and mathematics among precollege students. The project is named after Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), considered by many as the father of oceanography.  This is a 2 week, all expense paid training in Annapolis, Maryland.
Click here to visit their website!