Winter Bird Walk Species Spotlight

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By Colleen Schmit This week the Environmental Resource Center wrapped up our Winter Bird Walks for the season. We are grateful to Poo Wright-Pulliam, who shares her knowledge of bird identification and bird life histories, as well as her enthusiasm for birding, with all who attend. To start the season off in December, Poo gave a presentation at the Community … Read More

Colleen SchmitWinter Bird Walk Species Spotlight

Who lives behind Alturas?

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By Alisa McGowan Who lives behind Alturas? This is the question eleven enthusiastic Alturas Elementary School 4th and 5th grade Science After School participants answered during this winter’s Science After School session. Each week, students built on their naturalist skills and worked to determine who lived behind Alturas Elementary School. Students learned to identify scat on a “scat-venger hunt”, animal … Read More

Alisa McGowanWho lives behind Alturas?

2018 Stories from the Snow

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By Alisa McGowan This winter, the ERC facilitated three Winter Tracking Workshops hosted by local tracker extraordinaire, Ann Christensen. The low snowpack did not stop participants from enjoying our backcountry trails and investigating the stories left in the snow by local animals. During the first hour of each workshop, Ann discussed different methods of tracking to identify which animals leave … Read More

Alisa McGowan2018 Stories from the Snow

The dates are set for EcoCamp 2018

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By Alisa McGowan We have officially booked the dates for our 2018 EcoCamps, and we couldn’t be more excited! This summer we will be offering two weeks of camp: July 9-13: Environmental Outdoor Adventure EcoCamp Open to rising 5th and 6th graders July 23-27: Environmental Outdoor Leadership EcoCamp Open to rising 7th-9th graders This year we will be facilitating EcoCamp … Read More

Alisa McGowanThe dates are set for EcoCamp 2018

Fall Science After School Investigations are Complete

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The ERC’s Science After School (SAS) program wrapped up this week at Hemingway STEAM School. For the past six Tuesdays we worked with 15 enthusiastic 4th and 5th grade students exploring the wild places surrounding Hemingway STEAM School. Students learned about local habitats by investigating soil, water, macroinvertebrates, seeds and more! They loved any activity near the river. The program … Read More

Alisa McGowanFall Science After School Investigations are Complete