Oregon’s Bountiful Harvest

For people all over the word, the end of harvest is a time to celebrate work completed and enjoy the bounty of the year. Although harvest festivals and traditions differ between cultures, the theme of celebration and gratitude is a common component. In the United States, many people celebrate this season by celebrating Thanksgiving. Usually celebrated by the preparation of a special Thanksgiving meal, it’s a time to reflect on the year and share with family and friends. Most Thanksgiving traditions include a colorful feast cascading across the table.

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Falling into the Pumpkin Patch

Every young person should have the opportunity to experience a pumpkin patch by taking a class field trip. Pumpkin patches ooze fun, but they also burst with opportunities to teach. A trip to the pumpkin patch allows teachers to enrich the minds of their students while giving them a hands on learning experience.

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Eggcellent Education

Omelets, scrambles, and quiche… OH MY! There are so many amazing ways to prepare eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not only are they a tasty treat, they are jam-packed with educational opportunities. The egg laying process, the properties of the shell and contents, and the art of preparing egg dishes can all lead to a wide variety of lessons for students and adults!

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Bringing the Outside In: Winter Activities that Connect with the Outdoors

Winter is beginning, which makes us think of staying indoors and keeping out of the wind and weather. Many children and even adults begin to miss being outside in nature during these short days. Regardless of religion or background, everyone can appreciate the ancient practice of bringing a tree or bough inside the house this time of year to remind us of the springtime to come.

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