Thursday, October 10, 2019
A huge "THANK YOU" goes out to Vernier Software & Technology out of Beaverton, OR for their generous donation to WREN. We were gifted a LabQuest2, Conductivity, Temperature, pH, and Dissolved Oxygen probes to use with our new Water Quality curriculum. If you are a teacher interested in learning how your students can take advantage of this exciting technology in the field, please contact WREN's Program Coordinator, to learn more!
Friday, May 10, 2019
Welcome Annie, our new Americorps Intern!
Annie grew up in Cleveland, where she developed an interest in wildlife conservation and sharing her passion for the natural world with others while volunteering at the Cleveland Natural History Museum. She double majored in Biopsychology and Environmental Studies at Tufts University and gained more environmental education experience through summer internships. After graduating, Annie spent time teaching English in Brazil and led outdoor natural science programs on Nantucket. She came to Oregon last winter to work on an organic goat dairy and settled in Portland afterwards working with a local watershed council. In joining WREN, Annie is pursuing her goals of making the world a better place for all living things, connecting people to nature, and promoting environmental conservation; she believes everyone should have access to the psychological and physical benefits of healthy natural spaces. In her spare time, Annie enjoys hiking, reading mystery novels, and cooking elaborate meals with friends.
Friday, May 3, 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in our City Nature Challenge Bioblitz event! From April 26-29th, Eugene/Springfield competed against 149 other cities world-wide recording flora and fauna observations using the iNaturalist app. We rocked the weekend with a total of 2,400 nature observations!
For a more detailed look at what we discovered, visit our iNaturalist webpage here:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
O'Hara Catholic School 2nd graders discovered many wonders in the West Eugene Wetlands' vernal pools, this week, including this salamander eft as well as Pacific Chorus frog tadpoles, Mayfly nymphs, and Caddisfly larvae. Many of the creatures that make their homes in the vernal pools can only live in the highest quality water. This kind of diversity is an excellent sign! There is still time to experience the vernal pools before they dry-up. Schedule a visit, today!