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Using Links as Labs: First Green Connects Kids, Classrooms and Golf Courses

2014 E3 Green Apple Award Winners Using Links as Labs: First Green Connects Kids, Classrooms and Golf Courses  As the United States seeks to meet the rising need for graduates with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees, First Green is filling the gap with its innovative program of using golf courses as learning labs. First […]

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Using snowpack data for inquiry, graphing and analysis

Middle School Students Use Historic Snowpack Data to Gain Inquiry, Graphing and Analysis Experience by Joe Cameron Beaverton Middle School teacher   What do you get when you mix researchers, teachers, authentic science opportunities and a group of GREAT people? You get three summers of intense work, reinvigorated teachers, new ideas for the classroom and […]

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NOAA: Bridging art and science to protect salmon habitat

Balancing waterfront development with the needs of salmon is a continuous challenge that requires innovative thinking. To step outside the box, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Pacific Northwest College of Arts formed a unique partnership. Art students challenged NOAA to develop new ways of communicating this complex environmental and societal issue; […]

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Learning is more than a classroom exercise

By Lee Sherman In Brief Whether identifying fish or monitoring water quality, students combine education with service through OSU’s Oregon Natural Resources Education Program.  Through partnerships with local watershed councils and other agencies, students are making a difference. Lifelong stewardship can begin as simply as a school project at a local stream. That’s what happened […]

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The Return of Salmon Watch

Salmon Watch is back by popular demand and coming soon to a stream near you! . by Lizanne Saunders . his Fall ten classes of middle and high school students in the Portland metropolitan area are participating in a revitalized Salmon Watch program sponsored this pilot year by the World Salmon Council, Bureau of Land […]

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