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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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2016 Youth Education Programs

 
Contact:   Youth Education Programs Coordinator 
                  541-597-8530
                  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.

*Add our low-ropes challenge course to any of the programs for an additional $7 per student (requires an additional hour added onto any 4-hour field trip).

 

Day Field Trips (4 hours + 1 hour classroom visit) 

Memorable Mammals

Offered Spring and Fall
Audience: 3rd-4th grade 

2016 Fee: $9 per student 

Students will explore the biology and lives of mammals by observing skulls, pelts and tracks.  They will then learn to utilize those observations in predicting animal habitat and behavior.  Students will also model mammalian roles in the food chain.

Click HERE to see the relevant NGSS.

Watershed Science

Offered in Spring and Fall
Audience: 6th grade
2016 Fee: $4 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.  

Click HERE to see the relevant Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Geobotany

Offered Spring and Fall
Audience: 7th-8th grade  
2016 Fee: $9 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 NGSS.



Overnight Field Trips (2 days, 1 night, + 1 hour classroom visit) 

Songbirds, Science and Outdoor School

Offered in Spring and Fall
Audience: 5th grade 
2016 Fee: $13 per student


Offered with an overnight stay in our 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.  

Click HERE to see the relevant NGSS

Watersheds: From the Mountain Top to Valley

Offered  in Fall Only
Audience: 5th-7th grade
2016 Fee: $13 per student

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.  

Click HERE to see the relevant NGSS.

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
♦ Service learning 
♦ Navigating with map and compass
♦ Tree identification
♦ Nature journaling and biological illustration

2016 Fees: $10 per student (minimum 10 participants) for a 4-hour field program. Add $5 to make the program overnight.

To learn more, please contact SFI Youth Education at 541-597-8530 or youthprograms@thesfi.org.



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