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Just compiled a list of great science fair ideas!
01/21/2018
Science Fair Ideas

Just compiled a list of great science fair ideas!

Questions to Investigate : (Borrowed from Tillamook Science )

08/05/2016
Glen's Gizmos

"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Malala Yousafzai

In Oregon something incredible is waiting to be known. Like Us on Facebook!

Help us inspire students to STEAM ahead and make the World a better place. Like our page! (Science, Technology, Engineer...
07/23/2016
Glen's Gizmos

Help us inspire students to STEAM ahead and make the World a better place. Like our page! (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)

Developing a reverence for life and a lifelong love of learning.

It is finally finished, our first Children's Book!
07/19/2016
Children's Books by Joel & Roxanna Thomas

It is finally finished, our first Children's Book!

Recently Roxanna and I have been writing and illustrating children's books. It is our hope to release several new books each year. The books themselves are entertaining and they serve a deeper...

Salmon Watch posters and flyers now available to download online!
03/12/2013
Outdoor School Resource Library

Salmon Watch posters and flyers now available to download online!

Check out this outdoor school resource library from the Oregon Outdoor School Partnership!

Pacific City Tide Table
05/10/2012
Pacific City Tide Table

Pacific City Tide Table

This calendar contains tide predictions for the beaches near Pacific City, Oregon. [...]

Earthworm Dissection - Relax... We'll Handle It!
03/31/2012
Earthworm Dissection - Relax... We'll Handle It!

Earthworm Dissection - Relax... We'll Handle It!

Dissect an earthworm.  A great activity to complement soil science and/or vermicomposting at outdoor school. anatomy_of_an_earthworm.pdfFile Size: 1543 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File earthworm_anatomy.pdfFile Size: 201 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File earthworm_anatomy_key.pdfFile Size: 227 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File...

Build-a-Duck
03/24/2012
Build-a-Duck

Build-a-Duck

Learn about physical characteristics and behaviors that allow a duck to survive in the wild.  As each characteristic is introduced a fellow teacher, parent, counselor, or student who is a good sport will be dressed in a Daisy Duck costume, complete with pink dress.  This of course results in quite a humorous scene....

Tree Cookie Name Tags
03/20/2012
Tree Cookie Name Tags

Tree Cookie Name Tags

Twin Rocks can supply your outdoor school with tree cookie name tags for only 4 cents each!  The tags are about 1/4 inch thick, have two holes drilled in them, come with string, and are usually made of cured Alder.  They can be decorated by students with puff paints, permanent markers, wood burning, etc.

03/19/2012
Twin Rocks Outdoor Education Calendar

Twin Rocks Outdoor Education Calendar

The primary purpose of this calendar is to help set meeting dates and determine availability of the Twin Rocks Outdoor Education Coordinator. This calendar only displays outdoor education groups at Twin Rocks Friends Camp.  It doesn't include other rental groups, so it isn't accurate for determining facility availability.  Contact Us directly to determine available dates for renting Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center.

Orienteering - Using a Compass (Survival Skills)
03/16/2012
Orienteering - Using a Compass (Survival Skills)

Orienteering - Using a Compass (Survival Skills)

Teach students basic navigation skills, how to use a magnetic compass, and then release them to practice their skills in a competition using one of the compass courses on site... using_a_compass_lesson_plan_2011.pdfFile Size: 437 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File supporting_documents_using_a_compass.pdfFile Size: 2102 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File compass_diagram_worksheet.pdfFile Size: 475 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File compass_diagram_worksheet_key.pdfFile Size: 476 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File...

Fire Building and Safety (Survival Skills)
03/15/2012
Fire Building and Safety (Survival Skills)

Fire Building and Safety (Survival Skills)

Teach students the basics of firecraft and safety... fire_building_lesson_plan_2011.pdfFile Size: 520 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File supporting_documents_fire_building.pdfFile Size: 6188 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File fire_building_worksheet.pdfFile Size: 824 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File fire_building_worksheet_key.pdfFile Size: 5811 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File...

03/14/2012
Student Journals - Reflections, Goals, and Queries

Student Journals - Reflections, Goals, and Queries

Pages to include in student journals relating to character development.  Including worksheets for self reflections and goal setting... outdoor_school_goals_ws.pdfFile Size: 70 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File outdoor_school_reflections_ws.pdfFile Size: 611 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File _Also see our page on Student Journals....

Soil Community ID Chart
03/13/2012
Soil Community ID Chart

Soil Community ID Chart

Use this Identification Chart as a quick reference for soil organisms... soil_organism_id_chart_2011.pdfFile Size: 1573 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File _ Also See the Following:The Soil Food Web LessonThe Soil Food Web Pre-TeachingSoil Organism Fact Sheets and Cards...

Soil Organism Fact Sheets and Cards
03/12/2012
Soil Organism Fact Sheets and Cards

Soil Organism Fact Sheets and Cards

These fact sheets and cards provide pictures and a few fascinating facts about the most common soil organisms encountered in the Pacific Northwest... soil_organism_fact_sheets_2011.pdfFile Size: 4760 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File soil_organism_fact_cards_fronts_2011.pdfFile Size: 13706 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File soil_organism_fact_cards_backs_2011.pdfFile Size: 177 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File _Also See the Following: The Soil Food Web Lesson The Soil Food Web Pre-TeachingSoil Community ID Chart...

03/11/2012
The Soil Food Web Pre-Teaching

The Soil Food Web Pre-Teaching

DVD Worksheet and Food Web Activity... tsfw_preteaching_cover_letter.pdfFile Size: 38 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File the_soil_food_web_lesson_plan_2011.pdfFile Size: 496 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File Eyewitness DVD - Insect eyewitness_insect_worksheet.pdfFile Size: 170 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File eyewitness_insect_worksheet_key.pdfFile Size: 171 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File _Also See the Following: The Soil Food Web Lesson Soil Organism Fact Sheets and CardsSoil Community ID Chart...

The Soil Food Web Microscope Observations
03/10/2012
The Soil Food Web Microscope Observations

The Soil Food Web Microscope Observations

Students study the mysterious microscopic creatures that drive the processes of decomposition within soil and support all other living organisms... Background Information: http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/arthropods.htmlBook: Life in the Soil the_soil_food_web_microscope_observations_lesson_plan_2011.pdfFile Size: 375 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File microscope_observation_worksheet_2011.pdfFile Size: 303 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File _This Lesson Also Requires The Following:The Soil Food Web Pre-TeachingSoil Organism Fact Sheets and CardsSoil Community ID Chart...

Snail Trail Activity
03/09/2012
Snail Trail Activity

Snail Trail Activity

_Now you will be building trails and studying the details of the forest floor.  Each person (or pair) will create his/her own snail trail, a trail meant for crawling  and observing the ground closely... snail_trail_worksheet_2011.pdfFile Size: 10 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File _Another great related activity is the Nurse Log Lesson located here....

03/06/2012
Twin Rocks Photography Permission Slip (English + Spanish)

Twin Rocks Photography Permission Slip (English + Spanish)

If you want a free outdoor school website created for your school consider having parents fill out and return this simple form giving Twin Rocks Friends Camp permission to post/use images of their children in grants, training, promotional materials... _These images allow our partnership to continue improving our service to schools attending Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Camp Tilikum.  Thanks for Supporting Us!...

Outdoor School for Homeschoolers + Families
03/05/2012
Outdoor School for Homeschoolers + Families

Outdoor School for Homeschoolers + Families

_ Who: For homeschooling Families and individual Students in grades K-12 (students need to be 5-18 years old) this coming fall.When: September 17-21, 2012 (2:00pm Monday through 11:00am Friday) __Register Online at http://www.twinrocks.org/youth-camps/outdoor-school-for-homeschoolers.html _Are you ready to spend a week exploring creation with your family and friends on the Oregon Coast?  Outdoor School at Twin Rocks Friends Camp offers opportunities to venture into nature as you never have before.  Standards based...

Life of a Nurse Log (Cycles of Life, Death, Decomposition, and Reuse in the Forest)
03/04/2012
Life of a Nurse Log (Cycles of Life, Death, Decomposition, and Reuse in the Forest)

Life of a Nurse Log (Cycles of Life, Death, Decomposition, and Reuse in the Forest)

Nurse logs are a unique feature that make forests in the Pacific Northwest unique.  In this lesson students study the cycle of life, death, decomposition, and reuse that allow nurse logs to impact our forests... nurse_log_lesson_plan_2011.pdfFile Size: 1741 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File nurse_logs_worksheet.pdfFile Size: 585 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File oregon_avg_percipitation.pdfFile Size: 637 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File Taken From the "Blog Kind of Curious": the_life_of_a_nurse_log.pdfFile Size: 1841 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File...

Science Inquiry (Scientific Method) Worksheets
03/03/2012
Science Inquiry (Scientific Method) Worksheets

Science Inquiry (Scientific Method) Worksheets

_ These Worksheets will help familiarize students with the scientific method, satisfy state science inquiry standards, and perform their own experiments... English: 2-3_science_inquiry_ws_2012.pdfFile Size: 429 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File 4-5_science_inquiry_ws_2012.pdfFile Size: 488 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File Spanish: 2-3_ciencia_investigacion_2012.pdfFile Size: 344 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File 4-5_ciencia_investigacion_2012.pdfFile Size: 403 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File...

Nature Scavenger Hunt (Twin Rocks Friends Camp)
03/02/2012
Nature Scavenger Hunt (Twin Rocks Friends Camp)

Nature Scavenger Hunt (Twin Rocks Friends Camp)

A general nature scavenger hunt with items sorted by difficulty.  The second file at the bottom of this post is a link to 1/4 card versions of this document to be printed and sent home with students. trfc_scavenger_hunt_chart.pdfFile Size: 1007 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File trfc_scavenger_hunt_cards.pdfFile Size: 906 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File...

Vermicomposting / Worm Composting (Recycling - Waste Management)
03/01/2012
Vermicomposting / Worm Composting (Recycling - Waste Management)

Vermicomposting / Worm Composting (Recycling - Waste Management)

Many schools get grants that require the school implement composting, recycling, or some other waste management component into their program.  The following information and activities will help do that... _by introducing students to vermicomposting (worm composting).  Partner camps have a worm wigwam installed and functioning on site to use with these activities....

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