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Get science! Get outside! Learn hands on!

June 28, 2017 - June 29, 2017

Summer science class—12 days of outdoor science = 0.5 biology credit

Climate change in southern Oregon: forests, fire and water resources: offered by the Rogue River School District and supported by a grant from the Carpenter Foundation

Students will participate in service work and science data collection in the Elderberry Recreation Area of Evans Creek (Think about snorkeling to count salmon) or in natural resource career field trips to Cole Rivers fish hatchery, Crater Lake National Park, the NOAA weather station, and a Gold Beach camping trip.  While most of our time is outdoors, classroom work with the scientific data underlying climate change and lab demonstrations of the physics of climate gets your hands on flowing currents of ice and bubbling CO2.  Evans Valley Fire Department hosts a day of burn-to-learn, fire science 101 from the experts of fire.

Course outcomes include making models of energy movements from land, ocean and atmosphere; a research paper or  Powerpoint demonstration  or an independent field science experiment.


  • June 28 & 29
  • July 12 & 13
  •  July 26 & 27
  • August  9 & 10
  • August 24—27 Gold Beach Camping trip

Attendance is critical for success in this experience-based course.   Up to two days of absence can be made up with written, alternative assignments.

Instructor: Marie Reeder 541-582-1971 or marie.reeder@rogueriver.k12.or.us

Guest speakers include scientists from the BLM, Crater Lake National Park, NOAA weather center, and Evans Valley Fire Department.

To register, see Ms. Ochoa in the Counseling office, Rogue River High School (541-582-3297) or Marie Reeder, 541-582-1971, marie.reeder@rogueriver.k12.or.us


June 28, 2017
June 29, 2017
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Marie Reeder