Oregon Tech Native Plant Garden Grand Opening
May 15, 2013, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Grand Opening of a new Native Plant Garden and Schoolyard Habitat Project will be held Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oregon Tech. The unveiling of the plant garden will be held at 10 a.m. and educational workshops about the plant habitats in the Klamath Basin will proceed after cake and refreshments.
This event will teach about native plants and native plant habitats in the Klamath Basin, demonstrate how native plants can be used in landscaping to reduce water needs for yard maintenance (called xeriscaping), and create a living laboratory for student-based research projects.
Teaching professionals for all ages are encouraged to attend as workshops are adaptable to many units that teachers may already teach, such as units on insects or other organisms; forests, water, or other habitats; or on weather, climate, or climate change. Join the fun and get lesson plans, demonstrations, and activities for kids. Pre-register by Thursday, May 30 for the free teacher workshop and lunch will be included!
This is a joint effort with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Contact Akimi King at 541-885-2515; firstname.lastname@example.org or Lloyd Parratt at 541-885-0947; Lloyd.Parratt@oit.edu for more information.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban, industry-focused campus in Wilsonville. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
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