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Educating for Systems Thinking - Level A

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Monday, August 3, 2015 (all day event)

Purpose: To make systems thinking tools relevant to educators

Attendees will learn:

  • How to utilize systems thinking tools and concepts to deepen student understanding within their particular subject area.
  • How to address the systems thinking content strand of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, and how it supports STEM

Details:

  • Free for formal and non-formal K-12 educators / administrators
  • Register early, space is limited.
  • more information

Participants will develop an awareness of systems thinking concepts and tools (such as Habits of a Systems Thinker, Behavior Over Time Graphs, connection circles, “Fixes that Backfire” archetype, iceberg, feedback loops). They will begin to analyze systems with these tools, using exercises that can be repeated in the classroom. The Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan will be introduced and participants will consider how they can utilize the systems thinking tools to address the Plan’s learning strands, and STEM.

Educating for Systems Thinking - Level B

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (all day event)

Note: The Level A workshop on August 3 is a prerequisite for this workshop!

Purpose: To make systems thinking tools relevant to educators

Attendees will learn:

  • How to utilize systems thinking tools and concepts to deepen student understanding within their particular subject area.
  • How to address the systems thinking content strand of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, and how it supports STEM

Details:

  • Free for formal and non-formal K-12 educators / administrators
  • Register early, space is limited.
  • more information

Participants will become more deeply acquainted with the tools and concepts introduced in Level A, and how these connect to the Oregon Environmental Literacy learning strands. They will expand their systems thinking toolbox with additional archetypes, feedback loops and an intro to dynamic computer modeling. They will report out about their progress using the tools introduced in Level A, and will have opportunity for collaborative planning.

2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250 

Livestock First Aid & Parasite Management

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sept. 15 - Livestock First Aid and Parasite Management
Oct. 6 - Dealing With Drought

5:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
$15 per session or $100 to attend all Sessions
Contact OSU KBREC for More Information

(541) 883-7131
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/kbrec/
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/kbrec/sites/default/files/klamath_small_farms_series.pdf
6923 Washburn Way
Klamath Falls, OR
97603
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CCFFA Tree Farm of the Year

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mark your calendar for the Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association annual summer picnic and tour of the Clackamas County Woodland Farmer of the Year.

There are four generations of the family living and working on Ten Eyck Ranch. It has been in family ownership since 1882. When Dan Ten Eyck bought the property from his father in 1966 it was “five miles of fence on the ground, about 120 acres of brush, and 20 acres of good Douglas-fir.” Join the tour to see what it looks like now.

BBQ meat and drinks are provided. Bring your favorite side dish. Dress for the weather and for walking in the woods. Admission is free. Please register to get directions and get on our list of attendees.

Summer Picnic of the Benton Chapter of OSWA

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your friends, neighbors and family to a potluck picnic at the Oakes Family Shelter west of Bellfountain. There are hiking trails, a pond, play equipment for kids, as well as a beautiful setting and facilities for the picnic.

Bring: If you are able, a chair, a dish to share, and your appetite.
Provided: bottled water, plates and plastic flatware

Directions: from Corvallis take 99W south 13 miles to Dawson road. Turn right on Dawson. 2 miles west of Bellfountain turn right at a gated gravel road. The Oakes Family Shelter is about 1.5 miles up the road. Watch for signs.

Union County Tree Farmer of the Year

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Friday, September 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Some of the things we’ll see and talk about include site preparation techniques such as slash pile planting, spot herbicide applica-tions, scarification, thinning strategies in young pine plantations and naturally regen-erated stands, management strategies in old-er stands with a mixture of age classes and species, mixed species stands with dwarf mistletoe and root disease, wildlife plantings and habitat enhancement, ponds for wildlife, pruning, using small trees in pre-commercial thinning areas and more!

Bring your own lunch and drink.  We’ll have a van or two at the rendez-vous site and some extra water.  You’ll need a high clearance vehicle if you don’t use the van. And, be sure your exhaust system is up to date. We will be travelling through some grassy areas.  Also, wear boots and appropri-ate clothes for the weather, we’ll be hiking short distances during part of the tour. 

Please pre-register by Wednesday, September 9th! 

Sundown Concert Series

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In 2015, join us on First Thursdays for our sixth annual summer concert series. We’re pulling out all the stops: the best local bands, the most inspiring and tenacious organizations and businesses, lip-smacking food and drink, and kid’s activities galore. Plus, Sundown is free! You belong here.

http://www.ecotrust.org/project/sundown/

Juniper & Gin

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Help us turn environmental challenges into economic opportunity for rural communities. Join us and be a part of our vision for a thriving Northwest with strong communities, vibrant economies, and healthy and productive landscapes.

This summer we’re highlighting our Western Juniper project that is already helping make this vision a reality. This native tree is acting more like an invasive species, pushing out other plants and wildlife, lowering the water table, and transforming grasslands into desert. Sustainable harvest of Western Juniper can repair the landscape, protect the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers, and employ local millers and harvesters in a fragile economic region.

We're looking forward to another fun evening with live music, a silent auction, and a signature gin cocktail.

Click HERE for more information.

Biogeomorphology of Riparian Ecosystems

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:00 PM

This workshop will present a synthesis and application of scientific literature and field methods designed to help participants develop a better understanding of interactions between channel processes and riparian plant communities. It is intended for novice-to-intermediate restoration practitioners, resource managers, and/or environmental educators, and is particularly well suited for early career professionals seeking to gain better knowledge of riparian plant communities and/or hydrogeomorphic channel processes. Aspects of channel evolution theory, properly function condition (PFC) assessment, and greenline methods will be emphasized. Field areas will include restoration monitoring sites in the Upper Klamath Basin. Focus is on semi-arid riparian ecosystems of the eastern Cascades, although content is applicable to regions where riparian grazing and other agricultural land uses are relevant.

Participants should be prepared to camp and supply their own field gear, including waders.

Transportation, some meals (Tues lunch through Thu lunch, inclusive), and reference materials will be provided.

Click HERE to register.

2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250 

Lincoln County Howdy Neighbor Tour

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

To learn more about this day of Information and fun , as well as to get complete directions, download a copy of the event flyer here.

Registration is required.  To Register email oswaevents@gmail.com
or call (503) 588-1813 by July 31st
Please mention the event date – August 8th

FREE Admission & Lunch

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Introductory Basic HACCP

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:30 AM - Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:00 PM

Workshop Objectives
To provide an overview of the prerequisite programs (GMPs, SSOPs) as a foundation for developing HACCP based food safety plans. Participants will work in teams and go through the process of establishing a HACCP based food safety plan for a specific food product.This program will provide information for participants to begin to prepare to come into compliance with the FDA’s mandate to require comprehensive, prevention based controls across the food supply.
 
Event Flyer

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $365 per person Register Early! Space is limited to 24
Registration fee includes coffee breaks and the HACCP textbook. Lunch is on your own.
 
Need more information?
Dr. Mark Daeschel, ph: 541.737.6519
Dr. Yanyun Zhao, ph: 541.737.9151
Registration Information
Debby Yacas, ph: 541.737.6483, or toll-free: 800.823.2357

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Community Forestry Day

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Twilight Tour

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a Twilight tour of Ilene and Monte Waldorf’s Windy Ridge Tree Farm. They will share their experience and observations from their multi-generational family forest enterprise. The fourth generation is currently involved on their land. Bring your questions with you.
Sights to see and topics for discussion include:
-Opportunities and challenges with foreststewardship across the generations.
-Perspectives on changing times - from wheatfields to Christmas trees to forest.
-Timber harvesting and marketing - how to workwith foresters and loggers to achieve what’sright for you
-Managing fuel breaks, forest fire resistance,and access at the interface with a high-useforest recreation area.
-Firewood processing demonstration.
-Utilizing leftover wood and minor species.
Dress appropriately for weather and walking in the woods. Refreshments provided.
There is no fee, but registration is required.

Tree Genetics Field Tour

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an exciting look into the world of supertrees! OSU is partnering with Bureau of Land Management and private industry - Port Blakely Tree Farms to treat you to an inside look at genetics in Forestry.

There is no fee, but registration is required. For more information, click HERE

DOWN AND DIRTY, Soil Building

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Monday, August 3, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Do you want more productive, healthier gardens and farms which take less time and money? To achieve this, the secret is SOIL, healthy, living soil.
Learn how to recognize healthy soil, feed and nourish the soil food web, and build fertiflity using natural strategies and techniques that come from getting down to the ground, a soil-eyed  view that will change the way you grow.  Cost is $20 for one or $30 couples or farm partners.   On-line registration link available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms
Ms. Murphy is author of Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth Approach.  Copies of her book will be available at the workshop.

To read more and register, go to:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

TOO MANY TOMATOES???

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you have an abundance of tomatoes?  Learn a little history of the tomato and how to safely preserve both paste and slicing tomatoes with confidence using research-based methods. We will discuss the basics of water bath canning, freezing and  dehydrating. We have recipes for sauces, salsas, chutneys, relishes, juices, and more. Have too many green tomatoes too? We have ideas for these as well. See a demonstration on how to make and safely     preserve salsa. There will be samples to taste and time for questions and answers.                                           

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First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

Rural Living Field Day

Forestry Events - 8 hours 48 min ago
Saturday, August 22, 2015 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Rural Living Field Day is a fun event sponsored by West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Oregon Small Woodland Association. Topics include wildlife, forests, pollinators, invasive weeds, streamside areas, orchards, crops and health soil, horse health and manure composting. $15/ person or $20/two includes lunch. Register at www.wmswcd.org or contact carolyn@wmswcd.org.