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PO Box 207
1241 Illinois River Rd
Selma, OR 97538
Phone: (541) 597-8530
Fax: (541) 597-8533
Contact: Siskiyou Field Institute

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
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6th grade


Watershed Science

 

 

                   


Siskiyou Field Institute
provides this curriculum-based program giving students the opportunity for hands-on, scientific investigations of the Illinois Valley watershed. 

Deer Creek, which joins the Illinois River near SFI’s home, at Deer Creek Center (DCC), provides habitat for salmon and aquatic insects which they rely upon.  


In the Classroom...
An SFI Youth Education Instructor  will provide an interactive presentation and prepare students for an educational day outdoors. During this presentation students will learn how to use water quality testing kits, record data to turn in at the end of the classroom visit, and become prepared on what to wear and bring for a day in the field!


In the Field, Students will

  • Conduct hands-on water quality tests.
  • Use Scientific Inquiry in the classroom and the field.
  • Study topography, geology and waterways.
  • Make observations of the macro invertebrates and plant life at DCC.
  • Determine stream health by completing their field journals for class assignments.
  • Have a better understanding of how to care for their local watershed.  

UPDATES OF NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS COMING SOON! 

 This program utilizes the Oregon State Standards in the classroom and the field: 
          6.2L.1 - Describe the relationships and interactions between and among cells,
                          tissues, organs, and organs systems.
          6.2L.2 - Explain how individual organisms and populations in an ecosystem interact 
                          and how changes in population are related to resources. 
          6.2E.1 - Explain the water cycle and the relationship to landforms and weather.
          6.3S.1 - Based on observation and science principles propose questions or
                          hypotheses that can be examined through scientific investigation.
                          Design and conduct an investigation that uses appropriate tools and
                          techniques to collect relevant data.
         6.3S.2 - Organize and display relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of             the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions.

         6.3S.3 - Explain why if more than one variable changes at the same time in an 
                          investigation, the outcome of the investigation may not be clearly
                          attributable to any one variable. 


See Lesson Plans for Language Arts & Math at Oregon Caves National Monument's web page.

 



Enrollment & Information

Siskiyou Field Institute
Youth Education Programs

POB 207, Selma, Oregon
541.597.8530 ext 315


Youth Education Coordinator
youthprograms@thesfi.org



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