Citizen science (formally public participation in science research) has emerged in recent years as an innovative and interactive tool for engaging many diverse groups in science and research. Defined as the collaboration of science professionals and the public in science research, citizen science has tremendously improved the reach of science....
A publication containing advice on a wide range of gardening topics, including composting, container gardens, fall/winter gardens, fertilizing, insect pests, plant diseases, planting guidelines, raised beds, site selection, slugs, soil improvement, tilling, warm-season crops, watering, and weeds. Includes regional tips for various parts of Oregon.
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There is growing evidence that children develop science-related interests in early childhood, before they enter school, and that these interests may have long-term implications for science participation and achievement. Although researchers have made headway in describing interest development in the preschool years, little is currently known about the proximal processes...
In recent years, there has been an increased focus on identity and how it shapes visitor
experience in free-choice learning (FCL) environments. Inquiry into how visitor's sex
impacts identity and experience has yielded equivocal results. To date there has been no
research into how the psychosocial construct of gender and...
Human development researchers consider adolescence a rich time for interest development and identity exploration. A relatively new movement in the Free-Choice Learning (FCL) arena, the Maker movement, offers learners interest-driven, experiential, often collaborative, and process-oriented activities ranging from game design (computer-based and otherwise) and robotics, to sewing LEDs into clothing...
Zoos, aquariums and other free-choice/informal education settings offer the public opportunities to interact with live animals in exhibits through animal encounters and/or touch experiences designed to carry a conservation mission. Many of these institutions are accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of...
Most sweet cherries produced in the US Pacific Northwest and shipped to distant markets are
often in storage and transit for over 3 weeks. The objectives of this research were to study the
effects of sweet cherry storage O2 and CO2 concentrations on the respiratory physiology and the
The distribution of adult Pacific herring (Clupea harengue
pallasi) near Auke Bay, Lynn Canal, southeastern Alaska, varied by
depth and geographic area over 24 successive months during 1973-75.
From June through September, schools concentrated at 5- to 37-m
depths where zooplankton was abundant, and moderate currents were
present in a...
Predator-prey interactions have historically been studied to
explain patterns of organization observed in populations and
communities. They have also been important in understanding the
evolution of antipredator responses in prey and counterstrategies in
predators. Despite the breadth of knowledge that exists for
heterospecific interactions, relatively few studies have investigated