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Posts Tagged: education

Students Deepen their Understanding of the Salmon Life Cycle at SFREC

Students build a fake redd to hold their eggs. To make sure their eggs would be able to safely hatch they thought about how to build a redd that would protect their eggs.

In mid November, SFREC partnered with Grass Valley Charter School and Twin Ridges Home Study by bringing students to the center to catch a glimpse of salmon spawning in the Lower Yuba River. The opportunity to observe salmon spawn is a way for...

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:10 AM
Tags: education (28), Field Day (1), Nature Trail (2), Salmon (1), SFREC (24), Spawn (1), Yuba River (2)

Teachers go back to School to buff up on Science

Teachers practice one of Project WET's lessons. This kind of hands-on experience makes them more likely to use a lesson in their own classroom.

Last month, teachers and educators from around Northern California came together for a weekend to learn about best practices for science education with a Forestry Institute for Teachers+ (FIT+) workshop. FIT+ is a new professional development program...

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 9:48 AM
Tags: Education (28), FIT+ (1), Outdoor Recreation (3), Outreach (23), Project WET (1), SFREC (24), Teacher training (1), UCANR (22)

Beef and Range Field Day

Congressman Garamendi gives keynote address to high school students

On Wednesday, October 5th, SFREC hosted over 170 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across six counties for the 3rd Annual Beef & Range Field Day. Students had the unique opportunity to engage with UC researchers and...

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (12), Education (28), Outreach (23), Ranchers (12), Range Management (1), UCANR (22), Workshop (17)

Nevada County Farm Day is a Huge Success

Filling cups with soil to test if soil or sand will clean impurities out of water.

On Thursday, September 22, over 500 elementary students from around Nevada County gathered at the Nevada County Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual Farm Day, in conjunction with the start of the Draft Horse Classic. Farm Day is hosted by the Nevada County...

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM
Tags: Education (28), Farm Day (1), Outdoor Recreation (3), Outreach (23), RCD Nevada County (1), SFREC (24), Soil (1), UCANR (22), watersheds (1)

Training the Next Generation of Agriculturalists

Students learn about the impact of soil on rangeland health and productivity

Over the next two decades the global population will exceed 8 billion people. While California's farmers and ranchers will play a critical role in meeting the food needs of this growing population, the next generation of farmers and ranchers are going to...

Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:20 AM
  • Author: Jeremy James
Tags: 4-H (7), Beef (1), Education (28), FFA (5), Range (1), SFREC (24), UCANR (22)

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