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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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Youth Education Programs 2015

 
Contact:  Ronni Shaeffer
                  Youth Education Coordinator
                  541-597-8530 Ext. 315
                  youthprograms@thesfi.org

Curricula for the following programs are aligned with NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).  All programs include a one hour pre-field trip class visit and student journals for recording observations.

 
Watershed Science
Offered in Spring and Fall 2015
Grade: 6
Fee: $3 per student

 
This program allows students to assess water quality at different locations within the Deer Creek watershed by collecting and analyzing data from multiple sites.  Students will evaluate the biotic (macro-invertebrate) and abiotic (water temperature and pH) factors that can indicate water health.  They will also incorporate models to apply their findings to the overall water cycle.

Click HERE to see the relevant Oregon state standards.
 
 
Watersheds: From the Mountain Top to Valley
Offered in ONLY in Fall 2015
Grade: 5-7
Fee: $12 per student for a 2-day field trip (includes one night stay in yurts at SFI)

This program is an extension of our regular Watershed field trip to include one day at the Oregon Caves National Monument as well as one day and one night at the Siskiyou Field Institute.  Students will study watershed science at both locations, and get a sense of the geology and history that shaped this region. There is no additional cost for visiting the Oregon Caves, but schools must provide transportation to both locations.  Add the low ropes course to this program for an additional $3.

Click HERE to see the relevant Oregon state standards​.


Songbirds, Science, and Outdoor School
Offered in Spring and Fall 2015
Grade: 5
Fee: $12 per student for a 2-day field trip (includes one night stay in yurts)


Offered with an overnight stay in our 2 yurts and two days of field instruction to truly immerse students in the outdoor school experience.  Using songbirds as a focal point, students will study food chains, ecology and environmental issues.  Our programs will emphasize the role songbirds play in the overall ecosystem. A guided birding expedition will be led by a local Audubon member.  Add the low ropes course to this program for an additional $3.

Click HERE to see the relevant Oregon state standards


Memorable Mammals
Offered Spring and Fall 2015
Grade: 3-4

Fee: $8 per student 

Students will explore the world of mammals by observing skulls, pelts and tracks.  They will then utilize their field observations to predict animal habitat and behavior.  Students will model the role of mammals in the food chain.

Click HERE to see the relevant Oregon state standards.


Geobotany
Offered Spring and Fall 2015
Grade: 7-8 
Fee: $8 per student


Students will explore the unique serpentine ecology of this region and its relationship to the areas distinct vegetation.  They will study native plant adaptations at various sites, including Deer Creek's Darlingtonia Fen. 

Click HERE to see the relevant Oregon state standards.


Field Trips By Design
Custom designed for your family, youth or adult group; a SFI Youth Instructor will lead your group on a personalized, four-hour field trip at Deer Creek Center that focuses on one of the following activities:

♦ Challenge games and communication skill building
♦ Klamath-Siskiyou geology and botany
♦ Salmon and streams
♦ Navigating with compass and map
♦ Tree identification
♦ Nature journaling and biological illustration

Fees: $15/person (minimum 10 participants) for a 4-hour field program. To learn more, please contact SFI Youth Education at 541-597-8530, ext. 315 or youthprograms@thesfi.org.


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