Classes

Natuere Time Yoga with Heather at Dragonfly Farm

Date: 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:30pm

 

 

 

 

12: 30-1:30

I am partnering with Dragonfly Farm to give you an incredible outdoor yoga experience every third Thursday in June, July, and August. Nature is calling, let's answer, yoga style!

All levels welcome. This will be a gentle slow flowing class with the intention of cultivating calm and relaxation. Come prepared to do yoga on slightly uneven ground, in the sun and possibly wind. Rain and wet fog cancel. Bring a mat if you have one, I will have a few on hand to borrow. A small blanket or towel, sunblock, hat, sunglasses and light jacket are all good things to have should you need them.

Feel free to bring a picnic lunch for after class and look around the nursery. Maybe you'll find yourself some nature to bring home with you!

Sliding scale fee of $10-$15/class with 25% of the proceeds going to The Trust for Public Land.

"Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand."
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Marine Debris workshop schedule for Gold Beach

Date: 

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:00pm

Gold Beach, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering a Marine Debris workshop in Gold Beach. This workshop will explore how marine debris is generated, what happens to it, and its effect on the ocean ecosystem.

 The worldwide production of plastics and other immortal materials has changed the face of our oceans. Marine debris has had a profound impact on marine life, both as a material and a raft for organisms.  Debris from the Eastern Northern Pacific as well as California and the Pacific Northwest reaches Oregon shores, bringing with it both open ocean species and species from coasts of origin.

The Friday evening discussion will cover types of debris, the origin and fate of debris, and how debris acts as long term rafts for marine organisms. Saturday morning, students are encouraged to walk a beach of their choice and photograph and/or collect debris (low tide is at 7:30 a.m.). The class will then meet to look at what was found, consider possible sources of the items, as well as identify and discuss any species present on the debris. Part of the discussion will center how to determine the source of individual items.

 The lecture is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Southwestern’s Gold Beach Center. Saturday, December 3, after an early morning beach walk on their own to collect debris, students will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost for the workshop is $35.00. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Gold Beach Center at 541-247-2741. Read more about Marine Debris workshop schedule for Gold Beach

NOAA presentation offered in Port Orford

Date: 

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

Port Orford, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering a presentation on Winds: The Breath of the West Coast. This afternoon presentation explains the roles of the summer thermal trough pattern, its role in marine life on our coast, and the existence of the coastal redwood forests.

National Weather Service meteorologist Sven Nelaimischkies will give this presentation scheduled for 1:00 p.m. through 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Oregon State University Port Orford Field Station, Seminar Room located at 444 Jackson St. A question and answer session will follow. Read more about NOAA presentation offered in Port Orford

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