SCEC is leaving the Dr. Snapp House

After three years of teaching hundreds of kids about history in Cottage Grove, the Singing Creek Educational Center is looking for a new home. We are grateful to the Prospectors Club for allowing us to use the historic Snapp House for the past 3.5 years. The club has...
New Indigenous Books for Our Library

New Indigenous Books for Our Library

I (Karen) am thrilled to add some new books to our library at SCEC: Indigenous stories from Native authors. These books have been carefully curated from the list of Indigenous children’s books by the National Museum of the American Indian. I watched a webinar...
Save the Earth Poster Contest Entries 2022

Save the Earth Poster Contest Entries 2022

As part of our Green Living Fair this year, we held a Save the Earth poster contest for local schoolchildren in grades 2 – 5. So many wonderful entries were received and the winners were awarded their prizes on April 23, 2022 at the Green Living Fair. All the...
Workshop by Oregon Humanities: Indigenous Wisdom

Workshop by Oregon Humanities: Indigenous Wisdom

Our Executive Director, Karen Rainsong, is attending a webinar workshop tonight by Oregon Humanities, that involves centering Indigenous Wisdom during the climate crisis. We will update this post with her reflections on this afterwards. Update: we learned about the...
Frontier Heritage Fair at Lane Events Center

Frontier Heritage Fair at Lane Events Center

Frontier Heritage Fair Fur Trade ~ Old West ~ Civil War This event was cancelled due to Covid. We are pleased to announce that we will have a booth for children, making corn dollies, again this year at the Frontier Heritage Fair at the Lane Events Center Auditorium....
Funding Received for New Project

Funding Received for New Project

SCEC is pleased to announce we received a grant from the Lane County Cultural Coalition to pursue a project in collaboration with Tribal members. We will be updating our Native American teaching in our history programs. We are also intending…

A Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving Classroom

A Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving Classroom

For many students, Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude and be with family. Teachers often include fun activities related to the holiday in their classrooms. When teaching about Thanksgiving, it is important not to misrepresent Native American cultures. Native...
Save the Earth Poster Contest coming to Cottage Grove!

Save the Earth Poster Contest coming to Cottage Grove!

Save the Earth Poster Contest 2022 School Children in the Cottage Grove area are invited to participate in our poster contest, with prizes awarded to the winners at our Green Living Fair in April. Deadline entry date: Friday April 8th at 10amJudges select winners by...
Pueblos Summer Camps

Pueblos Summer Camps

During August 2021 we held two weeks of summer camp for low income families in the Cottage Grove area who are speakers of Spanish and Mam (primarily Guatemalan immigrants.) Funding was generously provided by Oregon Community Foundation, with financial and logistical support from our partner, the Family Resource Center in Cottage Grove…