Morgan Parks’s Archive

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Hooked on Family Fishing: Casting Through Environmental Barriers

It is lightly drizzling as I pull into the parking lot at Glenn Otto Park in Troutdale, Oregon. The inaugural Hooked on Family Fishing Day hosted by the Association of …

Fish Eggs to Fry Zooms into Virtual Classrooms

As I walk into the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office, I am nervous, but excited. It is my very first egg delivery day and I have spent a …

Got Salmon Eggs?

“The eggs are here,” a third grader whispers excitedly to his friend as they walk into the classroom. The buzz travels throughout the classroom and stops as the teacher brings …

Buzzworthy Mason Bee Condos

Schools can “bee” a friend to native pollinators with this classroom DIY project. By making mason bee condos using recycled materials, you can teach kids about the nesting habitats and …

A Fun Furlough at Family Fish Camp

Cabins tucked away in a serene forest next to one of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers? Check. A pond stocked with over 500 rainbow trout? Check. Families giddy with excitement about …

Salmon Stewards: Seasons of Growth

“Fish are like trees! ” exclaimed Melody, a 3rd grader who is now also an enthusiastic Salmon Steward at Carus Elementary. She’s referring to the unexpected discovery she made when peering …

Crafting for Critters: Holiday Habitat

Mornings are crisp and the days colorful. Everything is alive, twirling and swirling in the breeze. Spices scent the air, the last harvest is reaped, and gardens go dormant with …

Reeling in Salmon Stewards

How do you transform children into wildlife stewards? By giving them an opportunity to foster animals at school. While many teachers opt for a furry class pet – an adorable …

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

It all began a year ago when a Monarch butterfly emerged from his chrysalis on September 16, 2016. Two hundred Sisters Middle School (SMS) students in Sisters, Oregon watched him …

Green Schools in Oregon: Growing Trees and Trout

Winter and spring in Oregon can be cold, wet and muddy, but thanks to seed grants from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), students at 10 Portland-area schools are learning the …

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