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Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan: Toward a Sustainable Future

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The Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan is a collaborative statewide project, housed at Oregon State University Extension. Development of the OEL Plan was a comprehensive process that involved many diverse stakeholders and interests. In June 2009, the Oregon Legislature passed the No Oregon Child Left Inside (NOCLI) Act, to establish a plan for providing students with a continuum of place-based, outdoor learning opportunities. This framework was to ensure that Oregon students graduate as critical thinkers, ecological problem solvers and engaged citizens.

Material Type: Primary Source

Authors: OELP Program Council, Oregon Regional Leadership Team, OSU Extension Team

Three I's of a Scientist - Explore Science Club Lesson Plan

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Let's practice thinking like a scientist! Check out the video from Dr. Tavis Forrester, Research Wildlife Biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Then, in the Discovery Challenge video, we'll unlock mysteries that surround us by using the 3 I's of Scientist - I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of. Lesson Credit: This lesson introduces NGSS standards, and those standards are listed in the lesson. Videos are part of the Explore Science Club series, an asynchronous online learning program using YouTube videos that connects elementary and middle school students to STEM professionals through hands-on lessons where students explore science and engineering practices related to the highlighted careers. There is an option to use FlipGrid, an online video recording platform for students to share their discoveries

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Lesson Plan

Author: Carrie Caselton Lowe