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Interview with Trevor Sheffels: The Nutria Expert

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Have you ever thought about the exciting careers related to invasive species? In this blog we introduce Trevor Sheffels, who has recently completed his Ph.D degree in Environmental Sciences and Resources at Portland State University. His research focused on addressing nutria management … Continue reading

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A legacy of Stewardship on the Oregon Dunes

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Authored by:  Field Ranger Brian Hoeh FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Florence— Siuslaw 7th graders from Andy Marohl’s class came to the Oregon Dunes Day Use Area in April to join the fight against Scotch Broom, one of Oregon’s worst invasive plants. Armed … Continue reading

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The Lionfish’s Roaring Impacts on Ocean Fish Populations; Research and Educational Tool for Classrooms

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Just like lions are the top predators of the savanna, lionfish (Pterois volitans)  have quickly become the top of the food chain in the Atlantic Ocean. Native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean, these venomous fish were first found in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Ask a WISE Teacher!

Dear WISE Teacher: I am planning to take my middle school students on several invasive species-related field trips this school year, and in the past I’ve run into the problem of how to encourage their curiosity but discourage their need … Continue reading

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Science Teacher Resources Abound at NSTA/OSTA Area Conference

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By Thea Hayes: The newest ideas in science education were on display and in the airwaves at the National Science Teachers Assn. meeting (NSTA) “Bridges To The Future” Area Conference in Portland on October 24-26th at the Oregon Convention Center … Continue reading

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