Fish are cool…
Or at least, they really like cold water! Elementary-age children across Oregon discover this when their classrooms participate in a program through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Project that helps bring rainbow trout eggs into the classroom. “Trout International,” a concurrent program developed by research fish biologist Rebecca Flitcroft, connects a few of these classrooms with classrooms in Northern Ireland who are hatching their own native trout, the dollaghan trout. This opportunity teaches children that people all over the world are facing many of the same challenges in maintaining local populations of native trout. Watch classrooms participating in Trout International release the baby trout they have hatched during a special event sponsored by PNW Research Station (Courtesy of Chapman Hill Elementary). Watch video
Forests Inside Out
Summer outdoor education camp for inner city youth sponsored by
the Pacific Northwest Research
Station and the World Forestry Center.
It only takes one match...
Smokey Bear has been a member of our families since 1944. The purpose
of the Smokey Program is to create and maintain public awareness,
through the image of Smokey Bear, about the need to prevent unplanned,
human-caused wildland fires.
Woodsy has been America's environmental champion since 1970 and
is most recognized for his wise request, "Give a hoot. Don't
pollute." Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy Owl is a whimsical
fellow and he's got his heart set on motivating kids to form healthy,
lasting relationships with nature.
Food for Thought
- How Many Recycled Newspapers Does It
Take to Save a Tree?
Many scientists chose their work for a reason as simple as a childhood
love for salmon, mushrooms, or volcanoes. If they can share their
work with children, scientists get a chance to remember why they
went into the field and to help children discover how exciting
science can be.
FS Nature Watch
Geographic for Kids
- Natural Inquirer
- Environmental Protect Agency
- Environmental Protect
Agency for Students
Snow Ranger Program
Forest Ranger Program
Pacific Northwest Research Station, Climate Change Edition
In this Investi-gator, you will find research that focuses on
the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The scientists
in this region have been studying how climate change may be affecting
different animals, plants, and ecosystems. In this journal, you
will read about four topics: "Amphibious Assault"," Seed Ya Later!",
"There’s Snow Place Like Home", and "Frozen Food".
for the Soil
Vol. 1 No. 6