Conservation Commission, the Rogers County Conservation District and the
OKC Zoo invite you to spend the day with us learning all about trees. Two
different workshops will be offerred. Each 6-hour workshop will
introduce you to the parts of a tree and their functions, methods for
identifying trees, and the roles that trees play in the environment. Come
prepared to investigate a variety of trees in a classroom setting as well
Materials: Participants will receive tree ID guides,
posters and information on activities/lesson plans. Participants will also
take home their own set of Tree Cookies.
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (Registration
Deadline: Friday, January 3, 2014)
for the January 15, 2014 workshop please click here.........)
Location: The workshop on January 15, 2014 will be
located at the Rogers County Conservation Education Reserve, Claremore,
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014 (Registration
Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014)
register for the February 13, 2014 workshop please click here......)
Location: The workshop on February 13, 2014 will be
located at the OKC Zoological Park, Oklahoma City, OK
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
(Teachers receive 6 hours of professional development
Cost: $20 (Lunch and materials included)
Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Registrations
will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served.
County Conservation District Announces Cost-Share Assistance Available to
Benefit Soil and Water
The Rogers County Conservation District has announced
that funds are available for cost-share assistance on selected
conservation practices benefiting soil and water conservation. The State
of Oklahoma has provided limited funds to our conservation district to
help landowners in Rogers County implement measures that protect soil and
water resources. Eligibility requirements include owning or operating at
least 20 acres of land from which more than $1,000 of soil dependent
products are sold annually.
The district will be accepting applications through
December 13, 2013. For a complete list of eligible conservation practices
contact the Rogers County Conservation District at 918-341-4147. The
district office is located at 1900 W. Will Rogers Circle, Ste. C.
EXPLOROLOGY CAMP AT THE RESERVE
EXPLOROLOGY IS A SUMMER PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO
WORK WITH SCIENTISTS IN THE FIELD. IT IS OFFERED THROUGH THE
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA SAM NOBLE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. THE
GROUP HAS VISITED THE RESERVE HERE IN CLAREMORE FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS.
AT THE RESERVE, THE STUDENTS DEVELOP, DESIGN AND CARRY OUT A SCIENCE
EXPERIMENT, PREPARE A PRESENTATION AND THEN PRESENT THEIR FINDINGS ONCE
RETURNING TO NORMAN.
(MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EXPLOROLOGY CAMP......)
THE ROGERS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE
RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE 21ST ANNUAL BILLY B CONCERT A SUCCESS.
OVER 800 4TH GRADERS AND 150 TEACHERS AND ADULTS ENJOYED THE SHOW WITH
MOST STAYING FOR THE ALL DAY EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES AFTER THE SHOW.
OUR SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND
AGENCIES: LAKESIDE STATE BANK, GRAND BANK, WILL ROGERS INN, USDA
NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICES, FROMAN PROPANE, MID AMERICA FEEDS,
MR. GEORGE FRALEY, CLAREMORE HIGH SCHOOL, CAMERON UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT
OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, OKLAHOMA STATE PARKS, OKLAHOMA CONSERVATION
COMMISSION, OSU EXTENSION AND MRS. LORI BUTLER.
WE ARE NOW SCHEDULING GROUPS FOR THE
FALL OF 2013 AND SPRING OF 2014.
Let us help
you pick a program for your group at the Reserve....
Do to staffing changes at the
Rogers County Conservation District we will not be able to see groups
larger than 40 students. Some groups may need to be even smaller
depending on the subject being studied. We apologize for the inconvenience.
MOUNT SAINT MARY HIGH SCHOOL VISITS THE RESERVE
The Oklahoma History class at Mount
Saint Mary High School has been visiting the Rogers County Conservation
District Reserve for the last 2 years as a part of their curriculum.
Mount Saint Mary High School is a private Catholic school located in
Oklahoma City that offers Oklahoma History as a 2 week class during the
summer. Mr. Anderson, one of their instructors learned of The Reserve in
Claremore on the television show Outdoor Oklahoma. He began bringing his
students last summer where they learned not only about the wildlife of
Oklahoma but also participated in one of the most popular programs offered
at the Reserve. The students were put in waders and collected and
analyzed specimens from the upper wetlands. The students and their
instructor had an enjoyable experience and as good news travels fast, we
now have had other instructors from the Oklahoma history program visit the
Reserve this summer and others are scheduled.
THE ROGERS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT WOULD LIKE TO THANK ATWOODS
AND WAREHOUSE MARKET OF CLAREMORE FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF OUR EDUCATION
Rogers County Conservation District Board meetings schedule: December 5, 2013.
Rogers County Conservation District Board Meeting
will be held at 4:00 p.m. at 1900 W. Will Rogers
Circle, Claremore, Oklahoma. The agenda will be posted 24 hours
prior to each board meeting.