Byline: The Register-Guard
Youths can get some hands-on experience learning about Oregon forests in a four-part series organized by Lane County 4-H, the Forests Today & Forever program and Oregon State University Extension Service. The series, open to youths 12 to 14, will be held Feb. 7, 28, April 15 and June 6, and includes three field days and an indoor session. The program is designed to provide science-based learning, and to foster citizenship, critical-thinking and problem solving in students. Fee is $10. Register by Jan. 22 at lanecounty4H@oregonstate.edu or by phoning 541-344-5043.
Fun with soil lecture
James Cassidy, instructor in the department of Crop and Soil Science at OSU, will discuss soil and how it works during a free program presented by the Eugene Natural History Society at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Room 100 of Willamette Hall on the University of Oregon campus. The talk will cover why soil is the reason you are alive, nutrients and how soil stores water and nutrients.
Hiking guide author and Register-Guard columnist William Sullivan will talk about Oregon's top 10 snow adventures during an Oregon Wild presentation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 21, at Claim 52 Brewing, 1030 Tyinn St., Suite. 1. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.oregonwild.org or phone 541-344-0675.