Resources for teachers

From all our years of teaching and working in the community, we have gathered lots of resources to share with you!

History and Culture

Lane County Historical Society: Traveling Trunks – FREE!
http://lchm.org/k-12-programs/

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
http://www.alhfam.org/

Camas Country- All about the Native Americans and Camas on Beacon Hill
http://www.beaconhillparkhistory.org/articles/120_camas_country.htm

Philip Foster Living History Farm
http://www.philipfosterfarm.com/pffwp/

Little House on the Prairie Fan Site- stories, crafts, games, projects and more!
http://littlehouseontheprairie.com/

Opal Whiteley information
http://members.efn.org/~opal/

Living History Schoolhouse and Country Mill in Alvadore, Oregon:
http://camascountrymill.com/the-schoolhouse-project

Pioneer Bonnets and Clothing, items and blacksmithing:
http://www.ironandlacedesigns.com/

Museum of Natural and Cultural History (U of O):
www.uoregon.edu/~mnh

Oregon Archaeology Society Web site:
www.oregonarchaeological.org

Woodcut of a Kalapuya Indian man:
content.lib.washington.edu/

History of Fort Umpqua
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/fort-umpqua.html

Historical Maps of Oregon from the New York Public Library
http://maps.nypl.org/warper/maps?utf8=%E2%9C%93&field=text&query=oregon&from=1762&to=1900&show_warped=0

Information About the Kalapuya and the History of the Land
http://www.oregon-archaeology.com/theory/pyroculture/

Pioneer Facts
https://kidskonnect.com/history/pioneers/

Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport
http://www.historicalseaport.org/

Places to Go

West Eugene Wetlands Web site
www.wewetlands.org

Mount Pisgah Arboretum Web site
www.mountpisgaharboretum.org

Cascades Raptor Center Web site
www.eraptors.org

Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (located in California):
www.aeoe.org

Elkton Community Education Center
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/

Adventure! Children’s Museum
http://www.adventurechildrensmuseum.org/

Things to Do

“Wildcraft” board game about herbs:
www.learningherbs.com/wildcraft_bonuses.html

Recipe to make Dandelion fritters on nature skills.com:
www.natureskills.com/dandelion_recipe.html

North American Aboriginal Games Web site:
mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/database

Tin Man Press (kids educational books)-Local Business!:
www.tinmanpress.com

Fort Umpqua Days
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/fort-umpqua-days.html

Traveling Museum
http://www.oregon-archaeology.com/museum/

Local Children’s Programs

Whole Earth Nature School
These are friends who often come out to Alvord Farm!
www.wholeearthnatureschool.com

Youth in Nature Partnership
http://www.youthinnature.org/

Nearby Nature 
www.nearbynature.org

Dancing Sol Outdoor Education Website
www.dancingsol.com

Nature Information & Inspiration

Video of Dr. Jim Halfpenny on tracking for adults:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tOhYmqpCjo

Children and Nature Network:
http://www.childrenandnature.org/

Great Nature Blog!
http://www.thenatureblog.com

More About Identifying Insects- Thanks Peyton!
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/entomology-home-guide-identifying-house-and-yard-insects.htm

“The Story of Stuff” video- fascinating!:
www.storyofstuff.com

Mountain Hearth blog by Lara Colley- local mom
http://www.mountainhearth.blogspot.com/

The Nature Conservancy 
www.nature.org

Walama Restoration Project 
www.walamarestoration.org

Nature Net 
www.naturenet.net

Wildwood Survival Web site:
www.wildwoodsurvival.com

“Leave No Trace” Program 
https://lnt.org/

Insects

Butterfly Gardens:
http://www.avasflowers.net/a-guide-to-butterfly-gardens

Butterfly Gardening Article
http://www.kremp.com/butterfly-flower-gardening-articles.htm

The Bug Chicks!
http://thebugchicks.com/

More Bugs!
whatsthatbug.com

Butterflies and gardens:
http://www.loghouseplants.com/news/Article_WelcomingButterflies.html

More About Insects (thanks Katey!)
http://www.playgroundequipment.com/learning-about-insects-on-the-playground/

All About Butterflies (thanks for the link Dakota!)
http://www.playgroundequipment.com/butterflies-in-your-playground/

Monarch Hatching
Linnea’s guide to Monarch Caterpillar hatching! (pdf)

North American Butterfly Association Web site:
www.naba.org

Raising Butterflies
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/butterfly-pavilion.html

Bug Guides
http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

Amateur Entomology (Thanks Emma!)
http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.A-Homeowner-s-Guide-to-Entomology-and-House-Insects.17361.html

 Animals

Oregon Reptile Man
http://www.oregonreptileman.com/

Live Camera on Bald Eagle Nest:
http://www.fs.fed.us/outdoors/naturewatch/eaglecam.html

Live camera on an barn owl nest:
http://www.ustream.tv/theowlbox

Skeletons like you’ve never seen them!
(Thank you Dr. Pat O’Grady for showing this to me!)
http://www.theboneman.com/BBB.html

Bird Feathers info:
www.earthlife.net/birds/feathers.html

More Bird Info and lesson plans:
http://kidwings.com/

Plants

Herbs For Kids 
www.herbsforkids.com

All about lichen from NW nature 
www.nwnature.net/lichens/index.htm

Examples of Garden Layouts
http://www.elktonbutterflies.com/native-plants-and-gardens.html

For Teachers

Enchanted Learning Web site:
www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html

Legacies, Kalapuya page for 4J teachers:
www.lane.k12.or.us/CSD/ushistory/

Educational resources for teachers:
streaming.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm

“Green Teacher” Magazine:
www.greenteacher.com

Acorn Naturalists Store site:
www.acornnaturalists.com

To Be A Teacher Website/ Going Green in the Classroom
WordPress Blog

Environmental lesson plans
http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/environmental

Special Education Resource
http://www.specialeducationguide.com/

Additional Resources

Non-Profit Eugene
Sam Evans creates podcasts about the non-profit organizations in the Eugene area.
http://nonprofiteugene.libsyn.com/

Native American Hide Tanning Techniques
http://fairfamilyradio.com/matt-richards-explains-leather-tanning/