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Macroinvertebrates Sampling Kit

12.21.12

This Macroinvertebrates Sampling kit provides everything you need to lead an exciting, hands-on stream bug investigation with your students.

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Animal Signs and Observations Kit

02.20.13

The Animal Signs and Observations kit contains a variety of exciting animal artifacts such as pelts and skulls.

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Water Quality Sampling Kit

02.20.13

The Water Quality Sampling kit contains basic equipment to test physical and chemical properties of your local waterway.

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What is a Watershed?

02.21.13

During this lesson students learn about watersheds and how land use affects their watershed by using an EnviroScape model and student created map.

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Schoolyard Stormwater Map Activity

02.21.13

In this outdoor activity students map their schoolyard and calculate the area of permeable and impermeable surfaces. Students also determine the annual average volume of rainfall on school grounds.

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Explore Birds Kit

02.22.13

The Explore Birds kit provides materials to support and enrich a unit on birds.

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Animal Tracks Kit

03.26.13

The Animal Tracks kit has materials for students to learn about track patterns and gaits, make their own tracks, and develop skills to identify tracks in the wild.

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Terrestrial Insect Collection Kit

12.04.14

Category: BugsCollecting and studying insects is a great way to get outside and explore your schoolyard or local natural area because insects live anywhere there are trees, shrubs, or grass. Insect collection can be a meaningful way to engage students in an inquiry project and there are endless ways to extend your collection activity into writing, art, adaptation studies, and ecology. This kit provides everything you need to go on an exciting, hands-on, insect collecting adventure with your students.CHECK OUT: Kits may be checked out for two weeks and are available at our downtown Portland

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Ecosystems Interactions PowerPoint

12.16.14

Illustrate human impacts on the complex lower Columbia River ecosystem using this high school level PowerPoint.

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Food Web Class

01.21.15

The Food Web class provides materials to support and enrich a unit on food webs. The lesson introduced the idea of trophic levels (producers, primary consumers, etc.). Students then can explore a variety of real life food chains, putting them in order and recording their connections to create a map of the complex food web in their ecosystem.

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