Natural Resources Programs-Youth

Welcome to Jackson County's Natural Science for Youth Program

OSU Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Natural resources Program (YNRP) has reached over 16,500 Jackson County youth since its establishment in 2004.

Students ranging from rural to urban areas, kindergarten through 12th grade, including minority population and economically disadvantaged youth have been involved in the program’s summer camps, after-school programing, one-day events and through educational kits available for check-out.

The Youth Natural Resources Program is designed to reach youth with the goal of increasing awareness of natural resources and their uses, the interconnectedness of watershed ecosystems, and the importance of conservation and stewardship.

NAAEE GUIDELINES FOR EXCELLENCE TRAINING: PROGRAMS & MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATORS  *  Jackson, Auditorium

Date(s)                          Day            Time                     Cost
03/24/2015                   TUE            9 AM-4 PM            $40.00 (includes 5 vol. of NAAEE Guidelines)

Instructors:  Rachel Werling OSU Extension (EEAO board member, OELP facilitator) , Molly Allen BLM

Offered in partnership with the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program (OELP), this professional development opportunity for non-formal educators will sharpen skills to create, improve, and evaluate environmental education programs and materials.  This hands-on event will help you to identify and incorporate key characteristics of high quality environmental education programs as an educator or part of an organization. It will get you thinking about how to promote environmental literacy within your programs and connect you with the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program. Participants receive a hard copy of the full five volume set of North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE) Guidelines for Excellence Environmental Educators and a certificate of completion from the OELP and the Environmental Education Association of Oregon (EEAO). Bring a lunch.  Snacks provided. Pre-registration is required.  Register on-line at:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/registration/825
For information contact: rachel.werling@oregonstate.edu

 

ROOTS IN THE WATER WITH PROJECT LEARNING TREE *  Jackson, Auditorium

Date(s)                   Day            Time                      Cost: $10 (includes PLT curriculum)
04/25/2015             SAT            9 AM-3 PM            

Instructors:  Rachel Werling OSU Extension; Molly Allen BLM

Whether you are a formal or non-formal educator, with a class in the city or country, join us to explore the wetter aspects of the PLT. Hone your skills with some great activities to bring the world of water to your students through science, math and writing.  Then take home all 96 PLT activities, as well as information about other community water-related education resources! We will discover how these activities help you meet the common core, Next Generation Science Standards and the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program strands. This workshop includes a copy of the award winning, standards aligned, Project Learning Tree K-8 curriculum. Bring a lunch. Snacks provided. PDU’s Available.  For more information contact rachel.werling@oregonstate.edu. Pre-registration is required.  Register on-line at:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/824

 

Rachel-Werling

Contact: Rachel Werling, 4H Natural Science Instructor

Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road

Central Point OR 97502

541-776-7371, ext.216

Se habla Español.