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Art supplies cross-pollination

Art supplies cross-pollination           Without the artistic “A,” STEM can be a string of isolated subjects   Last summer, the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub adopted a logo with symbols depicting the five letters and elements that comprise the group’s acronym. A computer screen atop a cell phone stands for

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Lessons from the ground up

Lessons from the ground up Our Place on Earth offers outdoor curriculum for South County students   Walk into the Alder Creek Community Forest on a school day, and a lot can be happening beyond the next fir. Myrtle Creek third-graders sift through samples of clay, sand and

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‘Gracious’ robots get marching

‘Gracious’ robots get marching The Southern Oregon First Tech Challenge assembles for league competitions When these ‘bots gear up, it’s in the name of cooperation, not elimination. Members of Southern Oregon First Tech Challenge are gathering in November and December for practices and league meets in the Umpqua

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Five career-planning strategies for students

Five career-planning strategies for students Preparing to choose an occupation is no overnight task. It requires preteens and teens to envision work that will engage them, to research what it will take to qualify for that work and to carry out the steps to make it happen. Some

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