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Center for Global Health Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:39pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences' Center for Global Health is pleased to have Dr. Stephanie Grutzmacher discuss her ongoing collaboration with Debre Berhan University in Ethiopia, working on projects related to food security and nutrition. Her talk will describe opportunities for field work and internships, while sharing insight into the development of long-term global partnerships for improved community wellbeing.

 

Please RSVP to cfgh@oregonstate.edu 

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:39pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:39pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Your Legacy, Your Land Webinars.  We are partnering with OSU and their Ties to the Land program to connect you with experts as you work through your plans.  On the fourth Thursday of every month at 11 pm (PST), we will discuss a different topic associated with your legacy plan, from setting goals to communicating with your family to understanding the different estate planning tools.   Register for each webinar: http://mylandplan.org/content/your-legacy-your-land-monthly-webinar-series

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:39pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.

CANCELED | Cultivating OSU Connections

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 2:39pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 AM

This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Make meaningful connections from the comfort of your computer, smart phone or tablet. Chat with fellow College of Public Health and Human Sciences alumni and current students using our innovative online networking platform. Never used a virtual platform to network before? Here's a demo to show you how it works.

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Thursday, Nov. 17
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Details and registration information will be available here in late October.

Center for Global Health Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 11/17/2016 - 6:10am
Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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The College of Public Health and Human Sciences' Center for Global Health is pleased to have Dr. Stephanie Grutzmacher discuss her ongoing collaboration with Debre Berhan University in Ethiopia, working on projects related to food security and nutrition. Her talk will describe opportunities for field work and internships, while sharing insight into the development of long-term global partnerships for improved community wellbeing.

 

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Please RSVP to cfgh@oregonstate.edu

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Wed, 11/16/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Reading your Land's Capacity for Adaptation in a Changing Climate

Forestry Events - Mon, 11/14/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, November 14, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This is the first of three talks on the impacts of, and adaptive strategies for climate change on southern Oregon forests. We will explore the changes that are predicted to occur in this area, how local professionals are updating their forest management strategies in light of these changes, and potential future adaptive strategies.

Please RSVP

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 2:36pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Hopkins invites you for a WORK DAY, Lunch, and sometime in the Great Outdoors on Saturday, November 12th, 8:30am-2:30pm.  Join us for the WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest 16750 South Brockway Road, Oregon City. http://www.demonstrationforest.org.

Projects and Events

·         Prepare for the Wet and Cold

We are going to start on some basics to prep the facilities and buildings for the coming wet and cold weather.

·         Parking Lot Maintenance

Address some erosion concerns to avoid potential problems down the road is the plan.

·         Graveling Trail in Native Plant Garden

Before we get too far into the wet season we are going to clean up and trails in the Native Plant Garden.

LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!

Lunch is provided @ 12:30pm

At 12:30, lunch will be provided in Hopkins Hall.

Let us know if you are coming

Please contact Jean at the Extension office to let us know you are coming at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.  If you need more information contact: Peter Matzka, Hopkins Forest Educator at 503-884-6202 or peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

New edition of Confluence now available

Breaking Waves - Tue, 10/11/2016 - 11:50am

The fall/winter 2016 edition of Oregon Sea Grant’s semiannual newsletter, Confluence, is now available online. Articles you’ll find in this issue:

  • Guidelines help boaters enjoy watching whales without disturbing them;
  • University of Oregon study reveals why hypoxia hasn’t affected Coos Bay;
  • Simulator helps coastal residents prepare tsunami evacuation strategy;
  • Students get their feet wet in watershed science with StreamWebs;
  • Oregon Sea Grant helps prepare coastal kids for high-tech jobs; and
  • When human health affects environmental health.

You can download a free PDF here.

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New Sea Grant videos demonstrate how to use StreamWebs kits

Breaking Waves - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:56am

Two new videos from Oregon Sea Grant demonstrate how to collect and identify aquatic insects and test water quality using kits available from StreamWebs.

One of the videos, How to use StreamWebs’ macroinvertebrate kit, shows educators how to teach students to collect and identify aquatic insects using the macroinvertebrate kit and data sheets. The other, How to use StreamWebs’ LaMotte water quality kit, shows how to teach students to test water quality using a kit with equipment made by LaMotte.

The kits are among several that educators can borrow from StreamWebs, a program administered by Oregon Sea Grant. StreamWebs provides educators with field equipment, data sheets, lesson plans and training so they can teach students how to collect data about the health of waterways. It also provides an online database where students can enter and analyze the information they gathered.

Both videos were produced by Oregon Sea Grant’s Renee O’Neill and Vanessa Cholewczynski and shot and edited by Cholewczynski. Special thanks to Angela Clegg with the South Santiam Watershed Council; students from Foster Elementary School in Sweet Home, Oregon; Grayson Johnston; and Zethan Brandenburger.

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Food Science Camp 2013 and Erik Fooladi

Bringing Food Chemistry to Life - Fri, 07/19/2013 - 12:44pm

We participate in the Oregon State U Food Science Camp for middle school students.

Part of the STEM [science technology engineering math] Academies@OSU Camps.

We teach about bread fermentations, yeast converting sugars to CO2 and ethanol, lactobacillus converting sugar to lactic and acetic acids, how the gluten in wheat can form films to trap the gas and  allow the dough to rise. On the way we teach about flour composition, bread ingredients and their chemical functionalities, hydration, the relationships between enzymes and substrates [amylases on starch to produce maltose for the fermentation organisms]; gluten development, the gas laws and CO2′s declining solubility in the aqueous phase during baking which expands the gas bubbles and leads to the oven spring at the beginning of baking; and the effect of pH on Maillard browning using soft pretzels that they get to shape themselves..

All this is illustrated by hands on [in] activities: they experience the hydration and the increasing cohesiveness of the dough as they mix it with their own hands, they see their own hand mixed dough taken through to well-risen bread. They get to experience dough/gluten development in a different context with the pasta extruder, and more and more.

A great way to introduce kids to the relevance of science to their day to day lives: in our case chemistry physics biochemistry and biology in cereal food processing.

We were also fortunate to have Erik Fooladi from Volda University College in Norway to observe the fun: http://www.fooducation.org/

If you have not read his blog and you like what we do here: you should!

 

endless pasta

 

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Good Cheese, Bad Cheese

Bringing Food Chemistry to Life - Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:25pm

pH, colloidal calcium phosphate, aging, proteolysis, emulsification or its loss and their interactions lead to optimum melting qualities for cheeses. A module in this year’s food systems chemistry class.

This module was informed by this beautiful article “The beauty of milk at high magnification“ by Miloslav Kalab, which is available on the Royal Microscopical Society website.

http://www.rms.org.uk/Resources/Royal%20Microscopical%20Society/infocus/Images/TheBeautyOfMilk.pdf

Of course accompanied by real sourdough wholegrain bread baked in out own research bakery.

Inspired by…

“The Science of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich.”

by: Jennifer Kimmel

in: The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

Edited by Cesar Vega, Job Ubbink, and Erik van der Linden

 

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February 2011- Nutrition Education Volunteers taking “vacation”

Family Food Educators of Central Oregon - Tue, 02/01/2011 - 8:24am

I’m back from maternity leave and getting resettled into some new responsibilities.  We had a staff member leave us, so Glenda and I are having to pick up the work load until we find someone new, or our responsibilites change.  Being a new mom is lots of work too, so I’ve gone part time (24 hours aweek) but am still trying to get everything done… that being said, we’ve decided to put our nutrition education volunteering on hold, until I have a managable workload.

We look forward to being able to start things back up in the summer or fall of 2011.  Thanks so much and since a few of you have been asking, here’s a photo of our boy.  He is 5 months old today!

Bundled out in the cold!

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