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/

The Story of Camas Country Mill and Schoolhouse
http://traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/oregon-stories/camas-country-mill-and-schoolhouse/

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/

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

The Culture and Education Alliance of Lane County
http://lanecea.org/

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

Salmon House Writer’s Workshops- taught by Sallie Vandagrift!
https://www.facebook.com/salmonhousewritersworkshop/timeline

“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- Local to Eugene!
These are friends who often come out to Alvord Farm!
www.wholeearthnatureschool.com

Youth in Nature Partnership- Local to Eugene!
http://www.youthinnature.org/

Nearby Nature Web site:
www.nearbynature.org

Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence
SPICE

Dancing Sol Outdoor Education Website
www.dancingsol.com

STEM Summer Camp
http://stemcore.uoregon.edu/

Nature Information & Inspiration

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

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

“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 Web site:
www.nature.org

Walama Restoration Project Web site:
www.walamarestoration.org

Nature Net Web site:
www.naturenet.net

Wildwood Survival Web site:
www.wildwoodsurvival.com

“Leave No Trace” Program Web site:
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 Web site:
www.herbsforkids.com

All about lichen from NW nature site:
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

Matt Richards Explains Leather Tanning