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!
Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
Camas Country- All about the Native Americans and Camas on Beacon Hill
Philip Foster Living History Farm
Little House on the Prairie Fan Site- stories, crafts, games, projects and more!
Opal Whiteley information
Living History Schoolhouse and Country Mill in Alvadore, Oregon:
Pioneer Bonnets and Clothing, items and blacksmithing:
Museum of Natural and Cultural History (U of O):
Oregon Archaeology Society Web site:
Woodcut of a Kalapuya Indian man:
History of Fort Umpqua
Historical Maps of Oregon from the New York Public Library
Information About the Kalapuya and the History of the Land
Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport
Places to Go
West Eugene Wetlands Web site
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Web site
Cascades Raptor Center Web site
Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (located in California):
Elkton Community Education Center
Adventure! Children’s Museum
Things to Do
“Wildcraft” board game about herbs:
Recipe to make Dandelion fritters on nature skills.com:
North American Aboriginal Games Web site:
Tin Man Press (kids educational books)-Local Business!:
Fort Umpqua Days
Local Children’s Programs
Whole Earth Nature School
These are friends who often come out to Alvord Farm!
Youth in Nature Partnership
Dancing Sol Outdoor Education Website
Nature Information & Inspiration
Video of Dr. Jim Halfpenny on tracking for adults:
Children and Nature Network:
Great Nature Blog!
More About Identifying Insects- Thanks Peyton!
“The Story of Stuff” video- fascinating!:
Mountain Hearth blog by Lara Colley- local mom
The Nature Conservancy
Walama Restoration Project
Wildwood Survival Web site:
“Leave No Trace” Program
Butterfly Gardening Article
The Bug Chicks!
Butterflies and gardens:
More About Insects (thanks Katey!)
All About Butterflies (thanks for the link Dakota!)
Linnea’s guide to Monarch Caterpillar hatching! (pdf)
North American Butterfly Association Web site:
Amateur Entomology (Thanks Emma!)
Oregon Reptile Man
Live Camera on Bald Eagle Nest:
Live camera on an barn owl nest:
Skeletons like you’ve never seen them!
(Thank you Dr. Pat O’Grady for showing this to me!)
Bird Feathers info:
More Bird Info and lesson plans:
Herbs For Kids
All about lichen from NW nature
Examples of Garden Layouts
Enchanted Learning Web site:
Legacies, Kalapuya page for 4J teachers:
Educational resources for teachers:
“Green Teacher” Magazine:
Acorn Naturalists Store site:
To Be A Teacher Website/ Going Green in the Classroom
Environmental lesson plans
Special Education Resource
Sam Evans creates podcasts about the non-profit organizations in the Eugene area.
Native American Hide Tanning Techniques