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Students use the visual representation of a web to explore the role of agriculture in their daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm. This kit includes: six student kits with cards and string, and a copy of the Right this Very Minute book. This kit does not need to be returned. 

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how – even in the worst of times – a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world. This book needs to be returned.

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Trillions of Trees

Kurt Cyrus

Kurt Cyrus’s Trillions of Trees is an ecological picture book companion to the popular Billions of Bricks, about counting and planting trees.

Grab a shovel and get ready to plant some trees! From poplars to pines, alder, apple, peach, and plum, this rhyming story introduces the concept of orders of magnitude and celebrates the importance of planting different trees and preserving diverse ecosystems. Nurturing a new sapling is one of the first steps in growing hundreds, millions, even trillions of trees. This book needs to be returned.

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Honeybee The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera

Candace Fleming,Eric Rohmann

A tiny honeybee emerges through the wax cap of her cell. Driven to protect and take care of her hive, she cleans the nursery and feeds the larvae and the queen. But is she strong enough to fly? Not yet!

Apis builds wax comb to store honey, and transfers pollen from other bees into the storage. She defends the hive from invaders. And finally, she begins her new life as an adventurer.

The confining walls of the hive fall away as Apis takes to the air, finally free, in a brilliant double-gatefold illustration where the clear blue sky is full of promise– and the wings of dozens of honeybees, heading out in search of nectar to bring back to the hive.

Eric Rohmann’s exquisitely detailed illustrations bring the great outdoors into your hands in this poetically written tribute to the hardworking honeybee. Award-winning author Candace Fleming describes the life cycle of the honeybee in accessible, beautiful language. Similar in form and concept to the Sibert and Orbis Pictus award book Giant Squid, Honeybee also features a stunning gatefold and an essay on the plight of honeybees. This book needs to be returned.

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‘Til the Cows Come Home

Jodi Icenoggle

The author lassos a traditional Jewish folktale, "The Button Story", sets it in the American West, and rigs it up with tongue-tingling cowboy language to create an engaging story.

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101 Common Mosses, Liverworts & Lichens of the Olympic Peninsula

Martin Hutten, Karen Hutten, Andrea Woodward

This fun field guide will help students learn about the many different types of mosses, liverworts and lichens! The descriptions are very user friendly and include up-close pictures of each different plant form with details on their purpose and where they can be found. This item will need to be returned.

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Receive a pack of 5 different seed varieties including vegetable seeds, herbs, or flowers.

This kit does not need to be returned. 

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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

Catherine O'Neil Grace, Margaret M. Bruchac, Plimoth Plantation

Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians, this lushly illustrated photo-essay presents a more measured, balanced, and historically accurate version of the three-day harvest celebration in 1621. Pair this with resources teaching about harvest traditions specific to Oregon tribes!

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Invites young readers to find various quantities of such things as farm animals and tools which are labeled in the illustrations of rural scenes, including a sheep farm, an orchard, a rice paddy, and bee hives. This book needs to be returned. 

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FOR HOMESCHOOL EDUCATORS ONLY. Journey through the 6 F’s of Oregon Agriculture to discover the importance of agriculture, a key provider in our everyday life! Students are introduced to the definition of agriculture through the “6 F’s of Agriculture” farming, food, fiber, forestry, fishing and flowers. This lesson will take students on a journey to discover the importance of agriculture through six activities and a booklet to guide their journey. Upon completion of each activity, the teacher will provide students with a sticker to add to their booklet. These activities are in a shortened form below to allow for a quicker journey but can each be extended into a 1-hour lessons using the full lessons found on our website.
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This kit includes a class set of: 6 F’s of Oregon Agriculture Booklets. Living Necklace Kit, Wool Spinning Kit, Sunflower Life Cycle Kit and 6 F’s stickers.

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