Club Outreach

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Take-home Owl Pellet Dissection Activities for Albany Public Schools – January 2021

In December 2020 the F&W Club began coordination and outreach associated with a student outreach program, in which the club provides Owl Pellet Dissection Kits to Oregon elementary school students through a grant received from ORTWS. In 2020, the club made contact with a series of elementary schools in the Albany School district, to determine interest in receiving pellet kits. For $349, the club was able to purchase the first sets of 60 jumbo owl pellet dissection kits, which were combined with gloves, paper dissection plates, and a sticker to mark the event. The kits were then used in a virtual lab dissection event held recently in January 2021. The virtual lab included an interactive walkthrough of the use of the kits, where club members shared findings from their pellet dissections and answered questions about owls, owl pellets, and science in general. A number of Albany school district teachers participated in the event, which was recorded so it could be used as a virtual guide with their classes.

FW Club President Marie and Advisor Shalynn prepare owl pellet kits to send to the schools.

19th Annual Native American Longhouse Salmon Bake – May 19th, 2017

The NAL Eena Haws’ Annual Salmon Bake is their largest event of the year and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about Native American and Pacific Island culture here on campus while enjoying traditional Indigenous cuisine!

The Fisheries and Wildlife Club was invited to host an educational booth at the event where we shared the natural history of salmonids in the Pacific Northwest and some of the challenges they face today. Additionally, salmonids in different life stages were on display for educational purposes. We had a great time throughout the day and enjoyed a delicious lunch courtesy of the NAL Eena Haws student community.

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Timber Ridge Science Night – May 16th, 2017

The Timber Ridge Science Night is another great opportunity to get younger students and their families interested in fish and wildlife sciences. Middle school students had the chance to interact with OSU students from different departments to spark an interest in STEM related fields.

The Fish and Wildlife Club participated in this event by displaying birds, mammals, and fishes from the OSU Collection. Students and their families were able to handle specimens and learn more about fish and wildlife in their area. For the Fisheries and Wildlife Club, events like this are important for community outreach and we couldn’t make this happen without help from Dr. Peter Konstantinidis and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Birds, Mammals, and Fishes Collections.

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National Ocean Science Bowl (Salmon Bowl) Finals – April 23rd, 2017

High school finalists competing at the NOSB Finals took a break from their competition to learn about marine birds, mammals, and fishes and to take a tour of the Collection at OSU. A couple of Fisheries and WIldlife Club members helped by displaying fun and unique specimens from the collection and by highlighting unique natural history and physiological traits. Photo credit: Dr. Peter Konstantinidis

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National Ocean Science Bowl (Salmon Bowl) – Feb. 17th, 2017

An annual College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences competition where high school students from all over Oregon and Idaho test their knowledge on all things marine science. Leading up to the event, students take a tour of the Fish and Wildlife Department collection and get the opportunity to interact with faculty and OSU students to learn and prep before their competition. We always have a great time interacting with these students and displaying specimens from the collection! Photo credit: Dr. Peter Konstantinidis

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Periwinkle Family Science Night – Feb. 9th, 2017

The periwinkle Family Science Night is a fun outreach event that provides kids and their families the opportunity to interact with scientists and students in STEM fields. This was a great opportunity for kids to participate in hands on activities and The Fisheries and Wildlife Club leadership team participated by bringing specimens from the OSU collection. This event was really fun and it was great to have so many young kids interested in fish and wildlife! Thanks to Dr. Brian Sidlauskas and Dr. Peter Konstantinidis for allowing the Fisheries and Wildlife Club to borrow from the teaching collection!!

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