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

The Story of Camas Country Mill and Schoolhouse

Camas Country- All about the Native Americans and Camas on Beacon Hill

Philip Foster Living History Farm

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

The Culture and Education Alliance of Lane County

Historical Maps of Oregon from the New York Public Library

Information About the Kalapuya and the History of the Land

Pioneer Facts

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

Salmon House Writer’s Workshops- taught by Sallie Vandagrift!

“Wildcraft” board game about herbs:

Recipe to make Dandelion fritters on nature

North American Aboriginal Games Web site:

Tin Man Press (kids educational books)-Local Business!:

Fort Umpqua Days

Traveling Museum

Local Children’s Programs

Whole Earth Nature School- Local to Eugene!
These are friends who often come out to Alvord Farm!

Youth in Nature Partnership- Local to Eugene!

Nearby Nature Web site:

Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence

Dancing Sol Outdoor Education Website

STEM Summer Camp

Nature Information & Inspiration

Video of Dr. Jim Halfpenny on tracking for adults:

Children and Nature Network:

Great Nature Blog!

“The Story of Stuff” video- fascinating!:

Mountain Hearth blog by Lara Colley- local mom

The Nature Conservancy Web site:

Walama Restoration Project Web site:

Nature Net Web site:

Wildwood Survival Web site:

“Leave No Trace” Program Web site:


Butterfly Gardens:

Butterfly Gardening Article

The Bug Chicks!

More Bugs!

Butterflies and gardens:

More About Insects (thanks Katey!)

All About Butterflies (thanks for the link Dakota!)

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

North American Butterfly Association Web site:

Raising Butterflies

Bug Guides

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 Web site:

All about lichen from NW nature site:

Examples of Garden Layouts

For Teachers

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
WordPress Blog

Environmental lesson plans

Special Education Resource

Additional Resources

Non-Profit Eugene
Sam Evans creates podcasts about the non-profit organizations in the Eugene area.

Native American Hide Tanning Techniques

Matt Richards Explains Leather Tanning