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Logos Department of Science & Inquiry

Department of Science and Inquiry

We welcome you to be part of our experiential science and inquiry projects!  Join our state champion Enviro-thon Team, cultivate in our Community Garden, be an active participant in restoring and preserving natural habitats in Southern Oregon.  And so much more.

Contact Director Christopher Van Ness for more information on all that we do at [email protected] 

Mission:  It is the mission of the Logos Department of Science and Inquiry to present science as a rational, systematic set of skills gained through observation, identification, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena.  The Logos Dept. of Science and Inquiry supports the development of knowledgeable, capable, critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers as it is critical/applicable to competent citizen action and involvement.

Vision:  The science department encourages the importance of critical analysis and logical reasoning through experiential opportunities for all students.  The department stresses the importance of skills such as phenological study, personal investigation, comparison, experimentation and cross-disciplinary approaches to problem-solving and data analysis.

Program:  We stress the use of scientific methodology within experiential education offered through exposure to our local natural resources.  We offer students the opportunity to witness the practical application of scientific study within our local and regional communities.  Outdoor study components are at all grade levels that extend within and beyond the classroom, teaching multidisciplinary scientific concepts for K-12 students, focusing on physical, life, earth and environmental sciences.

One day a month student volunteers will assume the responsibilities of professional field scientist and set transects, identify and count native and invasive plants species within randomly-selected plots, and document data that will be utilized by the restoration hosts to gauge the progress of their efforts.

Not just a class field trip, the Student Watershed Assessment Team (SWAT), established by the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, patrols local riparian areas on behalf of agencies and organizations who often lack the time and resources to monitor their efforts.

Students who commit to and participate in monthly SWAT Restoration activities will receive 1.0 credit. View the SWAT Syllabus here.

There will be a SWAT Orientation Meeting on Thursday, September 20th at 5pm in Room 21. Sign up here to attend the meeting.

Staff contact: Chris Van Ness, [email protected]

Staff contact:

Christopher Van Ness – Director Science & Inquiry – [email protected]

Melody Thueson – Science Lead Grades K-6 – [email protected]

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