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Teachers as Researchers

The Andrews Forest Program has begun a new collaboration with the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) to develop a Secondary Teacher-Researcher Partnership. The Teacher-Researcher Partnership will be developed in two phases. The first phase will engage secondary teachers in workshops located at Experimental Forests in the Pacific Northwest (Andrews Forest, Starkey Experimental Forest and Range, and Wind River Experimental Forest). At all three workshops, teachers will learn about studies of phenology, trophic interactions and climate, which are major foci of current Andrews Forest research. Researchers and mentor/master teachers will be resources as teachers develop a schoolyard phenology research project to be conducted with their students. The second phase of the project will involve participants from the teacher workshops and a team of their students in phenology field data collection at the Andrews Forest.

Contact Susan Sahnow for more information about current teacher workshops for this program.