September and October: News and Events

The next few months are going to be busy and exciting! For local events, keep reading

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LNG Pipeline Hike

September 8, 9am (Ashland) and 10am (Shady Cove)

Ashland: Shop ‘n Kart parking lot, 2268 Ashland Street
Shady Cove: Meeting location TBA

Free

The Jordan Cove/Pacific Connector LNG project would build an import terminal in Coos Bay and a 235-mile pipeline through the Coos, Coquille, Umpqua, Rogue and Klamath watersheds. Proposing to cross 379 streams, the pipeline would have detrimental impacts on salmon. We will walk a portion of the pipeline route on public land and discuss the project’s myriad impacts on clean water, public forests, fish, wildlife, private land, U.S. gas rates, energy independence and surrounding communities, as well as the project’s current status. We will also visit a private property owner who is being threatened with eminent domain.

Fore more information, contact KS Wild: 541-488-9831 or email lesley@rogueriverkeeper.org.

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Greensprings Mountain Festival, Greensprings Inn, Ashland, OR

September 8, 7:30 am- 7:30 pm

(Variable cost)

Greensprings Mountain Festival is a fundraiser of epic proportion to help provide essential support to the Greensprings Rural Fire District – a non-tax, all volunteer district providing first responder medical and fire services on the Greensprings. In addition event proceeds will benefit both the Pinehurst School and Greensprings Community Food Pantry.
This first of its kind, day-long event will include a mountain bike ride, trail run, botany walk, outdoor painting class, bird walk for beginners, cruiser bike poker ride, running workshop, kayaking, sailing & bike polo demonstrations and more followed by a full complement of great local music.

For more information and to register: http://www.greenspringsmountainfestival.org/Index.asp

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Pirate Weekend, ScienceWorks, Ashland, OR

September 15-16th

What do pirates and science have in common?  Come in your pirate costume and learn about the Golden Age of Piracy and more!  Featuring the B.O.O.M Pirates (Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries)

For more information: https://www.scienceworksmuseum.org/Page.asp?NavID=648

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Ride the Rogue, Palmerton Park, Rogue River, OR

September 15th

(Variable cost)

Bike rides, hikes, a gourmet feast, live music and lots of fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information: http://ridetherogue.org/

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Fall in the Field

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM), Ashland, OR

Deer Creek Center, Selma, OR

September 18th—November 2nd

$25/class (up to 35 students; at CSNM)

Teachers- Looking to bring your students outside to explore ecological communities? SOU Graduate students in the Master’s of Science in Environmental Education program are excited to offer a fall season of standards-based science education programs at two local sites. This will be the capstone for our cohort of professional environmental educators, as well as a unique opportunity for your students to actively experience science in the field.

We still have a very limited number of spots open for our day trips to CSNM, so register now! If you are unable to sign up for this year, keep us in mind for next year.

For more information: http://sou.edu/ee/fallinthefield.html

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Siskiyou Challenge, Ashland, OR

September 22nd

By yourself or with up to 5 other teammates, you’ll start with a 12.5 mile road bike ride, then kayak 2 miles, then ride another 20 miles, then run 9k, then mountain bike 9 miles, then finish with a 5k run. You can totally do it. Not up for all that? There’s a fun run too.

All entries are fully tax-deductible to benefit Farm to School.

For more information: http://www.siskiyouchallenge.org/

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Bear Creek Cleanup, Medford, OR

September 22nd, 9-11:30 am

Free

Join the Bear Creek Watershed Education Partners on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am at Hawthorne Park in Medford. You can help make Bear Creek a cleaner and more beautiful place by helping to remove litter and invasive species, and plant native trees!

For more information: www.bcwep.org or call Rebecca Slosberg at 541.708.2104.

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National Public Lands Day, Soda Mountain Wilderness, CSNM, Ashland, OR

September 29th

Free- lunch provided!

Help “Re-Wild” the Soda Mountain Wilderness within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument by removing fences and debris no longer needed for the management of cattle grazing. Monument biologists and resource specialist will be on hand to answer questions about the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and discuss the monuments spectacular biodiversity. The BLM will provide lunch and tools.

For more information: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/csnm/csnm-vol-opp.php

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Medford Multicultural Fair, Medford, OR

September 29th

Free

The 19th annual Greater Medford Multicultural Fair features dance, music, arts, crafts, food, and customs.

For more information: http://www.rvmcf.com/

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REI Grand Opening, Medford, OR

October 5-7th

Free

There is a new REI opening in Medford! REI Medford provides outdoor enthusiasts in the Medford, Oregon, area with top-brand gear & clothing for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling and more. REI also hosts class and events to inspire, educate, and outfit you for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.

For more information: http://www.rei.com/stores/medford.html

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Pilot Rock Geology and Botany Hike, Pilot Rock, CSNM, Ashland, OR

October 21st

Free

Dr. Jad D’Allura, emeritus professor of geology at SOU, and CSNM’s chief botanist Armand Rebischke, will discuss the geology and botany of the CSNM’s iconic landmark. Jad and Armand were a delightful tag team on Hobart Bluff in June, and we look forward to having fun while learning with them again.

For more information: http://friendsofcsnm.org/index.html

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To see your event posted here, please email us: seec@sou.edu.

We also have some great news! Two proposals written by our graduate students have been accepted to present at the North American Environmental Education conference in Oakland, CA this October! Stay tuned for more information about our presentations.

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