“Beware of Mosquitula!” Poster + Vector Education Curriculum

Rick Reynolds created this educational poster in collaboration with Clackamas County Vector Control and Fran Lee to help engage students in learning about mosquitoes and how to keep themselves and their families safe from vector-borne diseases like Zika virus and West Nile virus.

A number of other partners provided helpful feedback on the poster and new lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards, including Janet Nagele from Oregon State University Extension Service and Bob Carlson from the CREST center in Wilsonville. Learn more about the program and download the lessons free here. We are also offering free training opportunities for Clackamas County educators, so let us know if you would like to learn more about them!

Sagebrush Ecosystem Curriculum: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Rick Reynolds produced Inquiry, Exploration, and Service Learning in the Sagebrush Ecosystem in collaboration with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and dozens of other partners, including Audubon Rockies, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission, and fellow educators throughout the Western United States.

The teacher’s guide contains ten multidisciplinary lesson plans with supporting resources for grades 4-8 aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards. Each lesson lists numerous adaptations/extensions to meet the needs of all learners, as well as additional resources.

You can learn more and download the curriculum and supporting resources on the Service’s Greater-Sage Grouse Education page.

Roovy Learning Pods

Rick Reynolds created a number of learning “Pods” for Roovy, a digital portfolio/e-learning company. The Pods focus on diverse educational topics such as geometry, ancient Athens, and the Common Core State Standards, as well as a training Pod about Roovy which includes a video.