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The McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) receives international Innovative Education Award for STEM education

MOSS Students learning about trees. MOSS photo credit
MOSS Students learning about trees. MOSS photo credit

NARA affiliate, The University of Idaho McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), received the prestigious Underwriters Laboratories Innovative Education Award for their work to advance STEM learning through projects involving real environmental problems.

MOSS, a program of the College of Natural Resources at the historic McCall Field Campus, …more

Webinars for educators highlight NARA’s environmental sustainability research

Washington State University graduate student Ross Wickham measures streambed particles.
Washington State University graduate student and NARA researcher Ross Wickham measures streambed particles.

NARA’s Education Team partners with high school teachers in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana to help them prepare student teams to participate in the Imagine Tomorrow competition. This partnership encourages new high school teams to enter the event and helps transfer NARA …more

NARA soil productivity research update

Test plot at LTSP site in Springfield, OR: no residual removal
Test plot at LTSP site in Springfield, OR: no residual removal

Dr. Scott Holub from Weyerhaeuser presented an update on research at the NARA long-term soil productivity site near Springfield OR. This presentation is part of a webinar series provided by the McCall Outdoor Science School and is used to bring NARA research …more

Grades 7-12 biofuels curriculum released to educators

 

Value of a tree image

One of the five NARA project goals is to increase bioenergy literacy among students, educators, professionals and the general public. For students and educators, NARA funds and participates in a number of programs targeted to K-12 and higher education students.

For a listing of the student education opportunities provided by NARA, view here.

Developing and distributing curricula that translates NARA research to middle …more

NARA Co-Products Team explains co-product development to high school educators and students

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NARA researchers Dr. Carter Fox and Dr. Ian Dallmeyer from Weyerhaeuser provided an overview of their work to high school educators and their students. Fox and Dallmeyer are charged with developing commercial products from the wood material left over after the carbohydrates are removed to make bio-jet fuel.

Their presentation is one of a series of NARA information webinars featured on the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) website.

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The McCall Outdoor Science School’s Efforts Place The University of Idaho as a Finalist for the 2013 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award

The McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) is a program of the University of Idaho, who is a NARA affiliate. MOSS plays a significant role in NARA’s bioenergy literacy objectives. They provide bioenergy literacy to K-12 students and educators and train graduate students to deliver bioenergy literacy training.

The University of Idaho won the West region award and is now one of four finalists for the $20,000 Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. For more information, read the linked …more