Our thanks to our partners, SOU Environmental Education graduate student leaders who conduct Fall-in-the-Field environmental education programs at the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM)! See the photos and read their comprehensive Final Report of Fall-in-the-Field 2016.
Here's an excerpt, about the CSNM, from their Final Report:
"By far the most popular site for Fall in the Field day programs, CSNM is a hotspot for biodiversity. This year, students explored the Monument like never before. Students engaged in “Nature CSI” to discover the truth behind several mysterious objects found on the Monument. They employed their observations skills as they hunted for the elusive habitats of Great Grey Owls, Douglas Squirrels, Western Fence Lizards and Bark Beetles. Students even discovered the overwhelming biodiversity on the Monument for themselves as they were challenged to see who could find the most species with a given amount of time. They were amazed by the fact that they own part of this rich public land and were inspired to care for it after learning what makes it so special.
The largest addition to the CSNM program this year was the idea of lesson choice for teachers. Teachers could choose between lessons on weather and climate, geology, or watersheds to best adapt the Program to what they were teaching in the classroom. This added an extra dimension to the experience by giving teachers a say in what they thought would be most valuable for their students."
--Excerpt from Fall in the Field 2015-16 Final Report
Fall-in-the-Field 2016-17 is open for registration. Teachers can sign up for programs at
Cascade Siskiyou National Monument and two other sites.