and Swimmers - Play it safe at the Lake. Wear a lifejacket
near the water if you are not a good swimmer. Take swimming
lessons at the Lincoln City Community Center.
Read what the school children in Glide, Oregon do in partnership
with the Bureau of Land Management www.blm.gov/education,
U.S. Forest Service and Globe
the master map for Adaptive Management Areas - www.fs.fed.us
See the map of the Little River (Glide near Roseburg) - www.fs.fed.us/r6/plan/litlriv.htm
See the map of the Northern Coast Range - www.fs.fed.us/r6/plan/ncoast.htm
The Lincoln County School District is seeking community partnerships. Read
the story about a program in Newport. http://newportnewstimes.com
PADL is working with Kristin Takano, LBL ESD Community Curriculum
and Resource Liaison, National Board Certified Teacher, Lincoln County School
District, and DLWID manager Paul Robertson. PADL and DLWID will fund and place
lake science trunks in all three Lincoln City Schools.
1. Oceanlake Elementary,
2. Taft Elementary, and
3. Taft Middle School and Taft High School.
The District received a two year grant to hire Kristin. She is evaluating
the curriculum published by the New Hampshire Environmental Services called "Interactive
Lake Ecology." The student workbook and teacher manual are available
from the North American Lake Management Society (www.nalms.org)
Wetland trunks from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - download
Other programs with curriculum include:
Salmon Education Trunk - Washington Department of Fish and
Wildlife - Project WILD K-12 Education Program at WDFW's Outreach and
Education Services has developed and distributed 30 WILD Salmon Education
trunks throughout the state. These trunks offer educational materials
that describe WDFW's science and work for salmon recovery. These resources
target educators of youth and adults. The trunks contain slides, videos,
and overheads for presentations, games and curriculum that involve
arts and crafts with various visual aids and demonstrations. You will
also find laminated displays and binders filled with information that
will help the public understand policies and practices involved in
salmon recovery. http://wdfw.wa.gov/outreach/education/salmontrunk.htm
2. S.T.E.P. - Salmon Trout Enhancement Program - www.dfw.state.or.us/STEP/ or
3. Trout in the Classroom - Trout Unlimited - www.tu.org
4. Salmon Watch Education Program - Oregon Trout - www.ortrout.org
5. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife - www.dfw.state.or.us
6. Save Our Streams - Izaak Walton League of America - www.iwla.org/
7. Protect our Wetlands - Izaak Walton League of
America - www.iwla.org/
8. Project WET - The mission of Project WET is to reach
children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education.
We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource
on the planet – water. http://projectwet.org/
9. Project WILD - www.projectwild.org/
Oregon Project WILD Coordinator: Virginia D. Bourdeau, Associate Professor
Oregon 4H Education Center
5390 4-H Rd. NW, Salem, OR 97304
Tel: (503) 371-7920, Fax: (503) 581-6696, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) -
is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and
program - www.globe.gov.
See what the school children in Glide, Oregon do in partnership with
the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service www.blm.gov/education
A good link for education is http://aslo.org/education/outreach.html
Apple computer mobile lab - http://www.apple.com/education/mobilelabs/promo/
Vernier Software & Technology
Water quality with computers - - http://www.vernier.com/cmat/wqc.html
Vernier Software & Technology
13979 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, OR 97005-2886
Check your state or provincial math and science standards as well as national
standards such as NSES, NCTM and ISTE. They also have correlated materials
to AP and IB science programs.
Federal monies are available for schools to help purchase technology. Possible
sources for funding this solution include:
* Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT)
* Title I, Part A, Assistance for Disadvantaged Students
* Title II, Part A, Teacher Quality Improvement.
Science news for Kids: www.sciencenewsforkids.org/
Many of the materials below are free; however, some require purchase or may
be available at events.
Migratory Bird Day, Catalysts
for Conservation, (Activity and Coloring Book), Different
theme annually with educational booklet, poster, coloring pages,
T-shirts, bird event helps for any time of year. Spanish books
too. Environment for the Americas, Conserving Birds by Connecting
People - www.birdday.org,
IMBD, PO Box 934, Silverthorne, CO 80498, 866-334-3330
Birds of the Lincoln City Area - pick up a free brochure
at the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. Start a life
list of birds you see. Check off the birds you see around Devils
Wildlife Federation - www.nwf.org/kids/,
Ranger Rick's Kid's Zone
Migration Game - www.uaf.edu/seagrant, Alaska
Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks, Alaska. Kids will
love to play this board game, and they'll learn about salmon
at the same time! Grades K-5.
Also available for purchase at the Hatfield Marine Science Center
Shorebird Sister Schools Program - 126.96.36.199/,
Newport school project, biology as a career
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design
Program - Enter the Duck Stamp Art contest
sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. A finalist is chosen from
each state and entered in the annual National competition. An adult and
junior competition exist with proceeds distributed as follows.
1. Federal Duck Stamp (adult program) - approximately 98 cents of every duck
stamp dollar goes directly into the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund to purchase
wetlands and wildlife habitat for inclusion into the National Wildlife Refuge
Duck Stamp (youth program) - proceeds from the sale support conservation
education and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers,
and schools that participate in the program. duckstamps.fws.gov/
Lakes Appreciation Month Poster Art Contest - The North American
Lake Management Society (NALMS) sponsors an annual poster art contest.
One year an artist from Lake Oswego, Oregon won, www.nalms.org
Nature Journal - For fun keep a nature journal with
drawings of the animals and plants you see.
Boat Safe Kids - www.boatsafe.com/kids/,
life jacket tic-tac-toe, Nautical Know How, 5102 SE Nassau Terrace,
Stuart, FL 34997
Mandatory Boater Safety Card - The card is required for youths
aged 12 to 15, who operate any size power boat. The Boater Education
Equivalency Exam is given by the Lincoln County Marine Patrol. The
homestudy booklet, entitled, "Boat Oregon, a Course on Responsible
Boating," can be used to prepare for the exam. www.boatoregon.com
US Coast Guard - Coastie The Safety Boat - Youth education, boating and
water safety program, www.coastie.org/~coastie/
US Coast Guard - Just For Kids - coloring books and paper models, www.uscgaux-7d138.com/JustForKids.html
Children and Personal Watercraft - US Coast Guard - download
Disasters & Emergencies
Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book, American
Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA-243), www.fema.gov/kids
Fire Safety: To learn about fire safety, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/kids
Adventures of Julia and Robbie, The Disaster Twins, Stories
by Holly Harrington, Illustrations by Amy Babb, Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA-344), April 2002, 1-800-480-2520, www.fema.gov/kids
Environmental Education for Kids (EEK) - www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/
Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov/kids/,
Environmental Explorer's Club
The Learning Web - for
students, teachers and explorers. Coloring pages. www.usgs.gov/education/index.html
Federal Citizen Information Center - kids.gov/
Hiking and Walking
Lincoln City Area Hiking Trails - pick
up a free brochure at the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Walk all the trails in the Lincoln City Open Spaces and Parks around
The Aquatic Invasive Species Toolkit is a comprehensive set of fun, challenging,
inspiring lessons and activities designed to help kids understand what invasive
species are, how they affect the environment, and what we can all do about them.
Junior Ranger Program -
Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial St., NE,
Suite 1, Salem OR 97301-1002, 503-378-6305. "Beaver Tracks" is
their official newsletter. Devils Lake has two state parks - West Devils
Lake State Park and East Devils Lake State Park. A Junior Ranger understands
that all plants, animals and natural resources deserve to be protected
and respected, www.jrbeaver.org/main.php
Tree Planting -
Watch the news for opportunities to plant trees in the city. Trees provide
numerous benefits to the environment of Lincoln City and Devils Lake.
Invasive Plants - Remove plants that are not native to our
environment. Plants to remove include invasive ivy, holly, and blackberries
from open spaces.
Animal Inn - Teaches the importance of dead and dying trees
located in the forests, parks, and even in their own yards! Dead and
dying trees support a wide variety of animals and plants.
Sandcastle Playground -
Visit the Sandcastle Playground at Regatta Park off West Devils Lake
Road and NE 14th Street.
Polluted runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution)
- Be sure to see the Masterbug Theater
about macroinvertebrates, www.epa.gov/owow/nps/kids
Driftwood Library -
Visit the Driftwood Library at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City.
The children's librarian can help you find books about lake topics,
plants, and animals. Attend the library's story time and puppet
Water Sports -
The lake provides all kinds of opportunities for water sports from
fishing, kayaking, sailing, to swimming. Learn to be safe on and
in the water. Wear a lifejacket or swimsuit with floating features
built into the design, if you do not know how to swim. Take swimming
classes at the Lincoln City pool. A lifeguard is on duty at the
Lincoln City pool at the Community Center.
Water Quality - Learn
about what you can do to protect the lake's water, www.epa.gov/ow/kids.html
NOAA Education - www.education.noaa.gov/students.html
Weather Center - Lincoln City is planning to construct a weather center
in the Taft District. Learn about recording rainfall, water temperature,
and other weather statistics around the lake.
Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds
your neighbors in protecting Devils Lake. Pick up litter. Report any problems
you notice to your parents.
here for more information about fun activities.
Photos: Sandcastle Playground (R. Erickson)
Copyright © 2003-2011
Preservation Association of Devils Lake (PADL).
All rights reserved.
Lincoln City, OR 97367
1. 9/8/06 - PADL, DLWID, ESD
2. 9/20/06 - PADL, ESD
3. 10/26/06 - PADL, ESD
4. 11/1/06 - PADL, DLWID, ESD, Oregon Sea Grant