Cascade Geographic Society's 
WINTER 2003 Classes
(Graduate & Undergraduate cooperative Education Classes through Portland State University)

Payment Notice: Please note regarding payment for classes: make out one check (to P.S.U.) or pay with your credit card. You need to do this separately for each class. Check or credit card must be processed through Cascade Geographic Society, and must be received prior to the second class date . Payments not received by then may delay official registration and credit/grade. Please call (503) 622-4798 (Michael) or (503) 658-6233 (Nita) for information or registration.

Important Notice: Participants must be prepared to begin on time and bring the following: sack lunch & snacks; $10 for museum  admissions or tour fees, if needed; extra money in case of emergencies; proper dress
and shoes to fit the weather conditions & season. Optional: camera & film.

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CLASSES:

Celeberating Our 15th Year of Offering Graduate & Undergraduate Classes Through Portland State University!

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Aurora Colony: Oregon Trail & WillametteValley Settlement History --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $135

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Jan. 11 (Sat.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Outside in front of Carnegie Art Center, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must!

[Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

Few towns or settlements the Willamette Valley or anywhere in the Northwest can compare to the history of the Aurora Colony. From its initial settlement by Native American, then by French-Canadian trappers and their Indian wives, and later by Oregon Trail emigrants, and, finally, by a German religious commune, its past is not only fascinating, but an ideal source for studying and exploring the history of the Old Oregon Country. This class will explore the well-known and little-known history of this village that played a significant role in the development of frontier agriculture and cottage industries in what was known as the "New Eden". Studied will be the follower's way of life, traditions, religious beliefs, cultural practices, architecture, and folklore. Participants will explore the same places where these early settlers interacted with the indigenous populations, the fur traders, the Oregon Trail emigrants, and those traveling by steamboat, stagecoach, and, still later, by train. A great opportunity to gather information for developing teaching units and strengthening curriculums.

 

Winter Habitats: Mt. Hood's Old-Growth, Wetlands, Meadows, & Wild Rivers --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $125

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Jan. 12 (Sun.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Stage Stop Road Interpretative Center, 24525 East Welches Rd., Welches, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must!

[Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

Winter wildlife habitats are critical to the survival of numerous wildlife species. On Mt. Hood, natural areas within the Sandy River Basin Watershed represent special "living classrooms" that can be utilized for inter-disciplinary study. Old-Growth Forests, wetlands, meadows, beaver dams, ponds and lakes, canyons, rock outcroppings, riparian areas, and Wild Rivers represent not only "natural treasures", but are also interwoven with the rich history of Natives, and the Euro-American fur traders, the Oregon Trail and Barlow Trail, and homestead and early-day resort history. These natural features upon the environmental landscape are "living laboratories" ideal for exploring and utilizing for the study of science, history, and literature. This class will assist participants in understanding the relationship between culture and the natural functions of these unique ecosystems, how to incorporate this knowledge back into the classroom to develop interdisciplinary teaching units, as well as cross-curriculum activities. A unique way to gather information that can be integrated in your classroom science units and environmental studies curriculum.

 

Exploring old Troutdale --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $135

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Jan. 25 (Sat.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Columbia Gorge Outlet Stores, in front of Mikasa, Troutdale, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must!

[Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

Since 1850's, a piece of land at the mouth of Sandy River has been utilized as a settlement for in-coming pioneers. In 1880, it has become known as Troutdale, which has a rich multi-cultural history that is awaiting exploration. Beginning with the area's first inhabitants -- the Native Americans -- participants will learn about this fascinating area that was utilized by indigenous people for over 10,000-plus years, and then the coming of the Euro-Americans, the fur traders and Mountain Men, the missionaries, and then the Oregon Trail emigrants and early-day settlers. The town had its beginnings as "Sandy", which originally stood two miles east of its present location. Relocated in 1868, it steadily grew until it became an important settlement at the "gateway" to the Columbia River Gorge. This class explores the history of Old Troutdale, from its Native American Heritage to the Lewis and Clark Expedition, to the Steamboat era and poor farm, and the fishing for Salmon and Smelt. The participants in this class will visit important historical sites and natural areas which will allow educators an opportunity to gather information for developing teaching units and strengthening their curriculums.

 

Willamette Steamboats: Heritage Landings & Settlements --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $130

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Jan. 26 (Sun.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Outside in front of Carnegie Art Center, 606 John Adams St., Oregon City, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must!

[Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

The Willamette River, in our ever-changing contemporary times, still possesses some rare traces of the once-rich heritage of steamboats as they gracefully plowed up and down this "River of the New Eden". In the past times of Old Oregon, these riverboats would blow their whistles to signal their stop at a host of landings where these paddle-wheelers and side-wheelers would halt whenever needed to deliver mail, take aboard passengers, and to pickup or distribute needed supplies to isolated farms, communities, and towns, as well as to haul aboard agricultural goods destined for the marketplace. This class will take you back to those times of the riverboats when they would "blow for the landing" in the Willamette Valley, escorting you to the remnants of a fascinating history that are still with us and just waiting to be rediscovered. This educational excursion will take the participants to the former sites of steamboat landings, the places where they were constructed, and to the settlements that were not only built by the steamboat traffic but depended upon them for their survival. This class will explore the history of both the well-known and little-known heritage sites that played a significant role in the development of agriculture and the other industries in the Willamette Valley, as well as having ignited "the spark" that allowed certain Willamette Valley cities and towns to blossom into the modern cities of today.

 

Heritage Buttes, Sacred Sites, & NATURAL Areas of Portland's Eastside --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $130

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Feb. 1 (Sat.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mall 205, outside in the parking lot in front of Baja Fresh (the closest building to Washington St.), Portland, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must!

Portland's eastside contains a number of special buttes and natural areas which represent a wealth of Native American heritage that has been forgotten both by those who wrote the history books and the majority of our contemporary naturalists. These traditional cultural and religious sites are located in special places which still possess the rich history of traditional Native American cultural practices and mythology. This class explores these sites and how the indigenous way-of-life, cultural practices, oral traditions, and their relationship to the natural landscape over the past 10,000-plus years. Participants will visit a variety of these cultural and natural sites, including Indian Rock, Oak Bottom, Powell Butte, Kelly Butte, Mount Tabor, Mount Scott, and Begger Tick Marsh, in addition to traveling sections of several historic indigenous trails. Also studied will be the laws that protect archaeological and cultural sites; the politics of protecting sacred sites; methods to evaluate natural sites for cultural heritage, such as wetlands, riparian areas, rock outcroppings, meadows, etc. Learn how to integrate this information back into the classroom learning environment and how strengthen your science curriculum with history and anthropology.

 

Heritage Explorations of old VANCOUVER --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $135

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Feb. 8 (Sat.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mall 205, outside in the parking lot in front of Baja Fresh (the closest building to Washington St.), Portland, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must!

Vancouver stands on the north bank of the Columbia River in Washington State and is a land rich with Native American, fur trade, pioneer, and military history. In 1825, the English-owned Hudson's Bay Company established one of the largest fur trade center in the Pacific Northwest at this site, which served trading posts and frontier outposts as far away as Alaska. Then, with the great influx of emigrants over the Oregon Trail, the Americans eventually forced out the British and an American military fort was constructed that eventually developed this area into a major port city. At the turn-of-the-century its skies were graced by the coming of the first flying machines, and then a spruce mill to construct planes needed for World War I. During this period the first shipyards were constructed which were used through World War II. This class probes the way of life of the Native Americans in this locale, the history of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver, the Oregon Trail, the development of Officer's Row, Pearson Air Park, and the Kaiser Shipyards, through a unique interpretative tours that takes the participant directly to these important sites where history was made and is now preserved. Reacquaint yourself to the history of Vancouver and develop "hands-on" activities to include in your teaching units and curriculums.

[Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

 

MT. HOOD-Oregon City Heritage Trails: Native American Paths & Pioneer Wagon Roads --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $125

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Feb. 9 (Sun.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Stage Stop Road Interpretative Center, 24525 East Welches Rd., Welches, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must! [Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

Mt. Hood has a rich heritage of trails that dates back over 11,000 years, from the First Americans to the fur traders, to the Oregon Trail emigrants and early-day settlers. These important paths extend from the Mountain's western foothills to Oregon City and elsewhere in the Willamette Valley and far beyond. The story behind these unique and historical thoroughfares provide a rich multicultural history featuring the story of Native Americans, the Mountain Men and fur traders, the Oregon Trail and the Barlow Trail, and other pioneer users. This class provides participants with the opportunity to follow both the well-known and little-known paths of history by visiting campsites, stream crossings, pioneer settlements, former villages, graveyards and final resting sites, and natural areas utilized by indigenous people, as well as other special places of Northwest history. From Mt. Hood to the "New Eden", this unique class will follow the old wagon roads on both the north and south side of the Sandy River, and view firsthand the places where Native Americans traveled as well as the great historical migration of white emigrants who traversed through a rugged and unforgiving landscape of the Cascades. Visit historic villages, homesteads, and forgotten frontier settlements that time has seemed to have moved beyond their once impressively-rustic "heyday". This is an ideal way to learn about history and how to incorporate this information back into your classroom learning environment, as well as to develop new ideas to enhance curriculums.

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Journey Into Underground Portland Shanghai Tunnels) by Calling (503) 622-4798.

 

Shanghaied In PORTLAND: Exploring the Infamous Underground & Its Maritime History --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $140

DATE, PLACE, TIME: Feb. 22 (Sat.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mall 205, outside in the parking lot in front of Baja Fresh (the closest building to Washington St.), Portland, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must! [Complimentary dinner at Hobo's Restaurant for all participants in this class!]

Shanghaiing in the city of Portland represents a unique and little-known maritime history has yet to find its way into the history books. From the 1850's to as late as the early 1940's, unsuspecting men were kidnapped and sold to sea captains, giving Portland the dubious notoriety of being the "worst port in the world". Its survival in the "City of Roses" not only depended upon corruption and the availability of victims, but the existence of a unique underground network that consisted of inner-connecting basements and tunnels that stretched from the waterfront of the Willamette River located northwest and southwest of the downtown area. More popularly known as the "Shanghai Tunnels", this class will take you into segments of this near-forgotten underworld, and provide you a unique glimpse back into this hidden past of the "City of Roses". Through the use of oral history and exploration, participants will study the "heyday" of the shanghaiing trade, which represent the remnants of this little-told history of human rights violations at its absolute worst. This class studies this shocking story that is revealed through a series of explorations of catacombs and forgotten darkened basements. Unsuspecting victims -- most with little or no ties to their families, such as sailors, loggers, sheepherders, cowboys, ranch-hands, and other working stiffs -- learned first hand about the "darkness and shadows" of this river town that was wide-open because of its unchecked corruption. An intriguing way to enrich your curriculums and study units with this fascinating course that takes you into the "Underground" as you explore its incredible, fascinating, and shocking secrets.

 

Lewis & Clark's Columbia River & Oregon Coast --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $140

DATE, PLACE, TIME: March 1 (Sat.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Columbia River Maritime Museum (meet outside in the front door), Astoria, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must! [Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

Travel in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as you explore the rich history of the mouth of the Columbia River and the Oregon Coast. View the same sites that the "Corps of Discovery" saw in their journey to the Pacific Ocean and detailed in their journals, and study the resources that both the indigenous people and these newcomers had to rely upon for their survival. Take a multi-cultural approach to the study of history and learn about Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, as well as the Euro-American explorers to this region, the Scandinavians, the Asians, the fur traders, the Russians, and the Spanish. This class will provide educators with the opportunity to develop resources for their classroom, as well as field trip opportunities. A strong focus will be on gathering information and ideas for cross-curriculum classroom projects, as well as field studies.

 

Willapa Bay-Pacific Coast Heritage: Native American Lifestyle & Culture to Lewis & Clark Expedition --- 1 Credit

INSTRUCTOR: Michael P. Jones, M.S.

FEE: $140

DATE, PLACE, TIME: March 2 (Sun.) --- 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Ilwaco Heritage Museum (meet outside in the parking lot), Ilwaco, Oregon. Pre-Registration via telephone a must! [Class fee includes all museum entrance costs!]

Willapa Bay and the Pacific Coast's rich multi-cultural heritage is explored on the rugged sea-swept and wind-chiseled terrain of Washington State's Long Beach Peninsula. The focus will be the cultural, historical, and natural history of the indigenous people who lived, fished, hunted and gathered in this region, in addition to the Euro-American explorers, the maritime fur traders, and other strangers who came to this area up to the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition's arrival in 1805. Participants will explore sites related to the Corps of Discovery, historic villages such as Nahcotta, Oysterville, Ocean Park, Seaview, and towns of Chinook, Ilwaco, and Long Beach, in addition to wildlife habitats, wetlands, and natural areas. A strong focus will be on the indigenous myths and legends about this area, as well as their lifestyle and culture. An ideal way to blend classroom curriculums and units on environmental science and social studies.

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~ Tours & Other Special Educational Programs ~

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Tour Mount Hood's Infamous Oregon Trail With Your Class This Spring

Through the years, it has become tradition to many schools to visit the Oregon Trail on Mount Hood with the Cascade Geographic Society, and this would be an ideal adventure for you, your class, and parent helpers. Bring history alive by taking advantage of this field trip opportunity where you can follow in the wake of the "Prairie Schooners". The sites that will be visited during this day-long excursion include emigrant graves and campsites, wagon ruts and swales, primary and secondary routes, tollgates, stream "fords", and much more, including the infamous Big Laurel Hill where pioneers were forced to lower their covered wagons down over its dangerously-steep cliffs. This special interpretative tour will be enhanced with multi-cultural stories of the past about the Indians, the emigrant travelers, and the African-American pioneers who came West. This is a very popular field trip so sign-up early and reserve a day by calling (503) 622-4798. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Visit the "Portland Underground" (Shanghai Tunnels) with Your Class. Call (503) 622-4798 for Information!

 

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For Volunteer Opportunities, Call (503) 622-4798!

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157th Anniversary of the Infamous Barlow Trail

The Autumn of 2002 marked the 157th Anniversary of the first toll road over the Cascade Mountain Range. Known as the Barlow Trail, this was the final overland link of the Oregon Trail that allowed emigrant travelers a cheaper but far more dangerous alternative to rafting their covered wagons down the Columbia River.

In 1845, the wagon parties of Samuel Kimbrough Barlow, Joel Palmer, and William Rector joined together and attempted to make the first crossing of the 11,235-foot Mt. Hood by widening an Ancient Indian trail. From mid-September through December, they battled their way through the thick timber of the Mountain's southern flank, and failed. They had to cache their "Prairie Schooners" and most of their possessions in a crudely-made log cabin, and hiked out. They didn't reach Oregon City until Christmas Day. The following year, after Barlow received a charter from the Provisional Government of Oregon, plus $4,500, he started charging a toll for the privilege of traveling over this rough wilderness path. Travelers taking this route was required, amongst other things, to lower their wagons down the steep cliffs of Big Laurel Hill with ropes.

Today, with the expertise of an interpreter with the Cascade Geographic Society, experience this unique and colorful history by visiting emigrant campsites, graves, tollgates, wagon ruts and swales, and even the infamous Big Laurel Hill, the worst section of the 2,000-plus mile Oregon Trail. Or, study Old-Growth Forests, wetlands, Wild Rivers, Salmon and wildlife habitats, ethno botany, environmental issues, and more, all located alongside this historic trail.

Give the Cascade Geographic Society a call at (503) 622-4798 for further information and details. We'll work with you to develop just the right field studies experience for you and your class. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Coming...Living History on the Oregon Trail at our "Oregon Country Settlement ". Call (503) 622-4798 for Information! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Participate With Your Class in "Mt. Hood's Old-Growth Wilderness Odyssey"

Experience "Mt. Hood's Old-Growth Wilderness Odyssey" with your class. Participants will learn about both the Rivers and the Forests in this inter-disciplinary approach. Spend the day in a 33-acre Old-Growth Forest, complete with a Lake, a River, Wetlands, and lots of Wildlife and Salmon. This unique outdoor classroom will allow you to study environmental science, fisheries, social studies, language arts, art, and more. We'll design a program to fit your needs. A great winter season fieldtrip. Call (503) 622-4798 for specific details. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Visit Mount Hood's Oregon Trail with Your Class!

Autumn, Winter, or Spring!

Call (503) 622-4798.

Want To Tour Portland's Infamous Underground

(the Shanghai Tunnels) With Your Class?

Beneath the streets of Downtown Portland's waterfront lie the remains of an infamous history that represents the remnants of an untold history of human rights violations at their worst. Unsuspecting victims who had little or no ties to their families, and who frequented the saloons and other places of lesser reputations, would find themselves dropped through trapdoors into basements where they were held hostage for a period of time until they were finally taken through tunnels to the wharfs and sold to sea captains ready to leave port. It was a time when the Rose City was "wide open" and police and political corruption were common but rarely discussed openly.

Roughly from 1850 to 1941, shanghaiers who sold men for "blood money", had little or no interference from the outside. Commonly referred to as "Wharf Rats" or "Land Sharks", these merciless shanghaiers controlled the city's harbors to the point that Portland became known as the "Worst Port in the World" for this skullduggery.

Today, you can visit the infamous "Portland Underground" with the Cascade Geographic Society. We will adjust the historical information in this 45-minute tour to the age of your class. This unique adventure into the historical world of shanghaiing is quickly becoming known as one of the best educational field trips around.

If you would like to explore Portland's Shangahi Tunnels with your class, make your reservations today. Special limited tours of Portland's infamous Underground are available. This unique and secret history of the "City of Roses" is awaiting you and your classes discovery and exploration.

For additional information, please give the Cascade Geographic Society a call (503) 622-4798. And, due to our workload, if you get our voicemail, to insure a quick response, be sure to leave both a daytime and evening number with the hours you can be reached.

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Located on Mount Hood's Oregon Trail, "Stage Stop Road Interpretative Center" is awaiting the arrival of you and your class!

For the study of western migration, Native American culture, wildlife, Old-growth, and other natural resources, this is the place to visit.  Small, but packed with information, set an appointment at (503) 622-4798.

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Storytelling is alive and well!

Call us at (503) 622-4798 today!

How You and Your Class or Organization Can Keep

Wildlife From Being Killed On Our Roads

You and your class or organization can assist the Cascade Geographic Society from keeping wildlife from being killed on roads in the Mount Hood Area by sponsoring a "Wild Animal Warning Reflector". These unique devices are placed along roads in wildlife migration corridors and are beneficial to the animals during the high-kill periods, which is between dusk and dawn. When the light of the on-coming traffic passes this section of road that has the "relector" mounted on a 3-foot post, Deer, Elk, Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Coyote, Raccoons, and other wild animals will wait until the vehicle(s) pass. The cost is only $20 a reflector. This is a great class project. Every reflector makes a difference. This is a great and critical fund-raising project! For additional information how you can help, please call (503) 622-4798 or email us at cgsmthood.teleport.com. Or, write us at: Save Our Wildlife, P.O. Box 398, Rhododendron, Oregon 97049.

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Learn More About Our Special

Educational Festivals & Events.

Call (503) 622-4798 for Information or

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Environmental & Oregon Trail Projects In Need of Volunteers

Each school year, over 350 dedicated volunteers from Portland Metropolitan Area has assisted us in restoring the natural environment, sections of the Oregon Trail, or in doing other important work that helps both history and Mother Nature. However, much more work is left to be done. If you want to contribute some volunteer time to benefit fish and wildlife, we could surely utilize you and your talents.

Many things have contributed to the poor conditions of our Northwest, and we still have fish and wildlife habitats in need of enhancement or restoration. Help Salmon and wildlife species by lending Cascade Geographic Society a hand. Project sites vary and can range from Mount Hood (which is a major focal point), to the Columbia and Willamette Rivers to Sauvie Island.

Important historical sites like the Barlow Trail (the Oregon Trail segment over Mount Hood) is being consumed by non-Native plants. Restoration is critical in order to bring native vegetation back.

If interested, please get in touch with the Cascade Geographic Society. Give Nita Kreuzer, Volunteer Coordinator, a call at (503) 658-6233 [evenings].

The Cascade Geographic Society is constantly always setting up New Classes & Educational Opportunities. To avoid missing out, please consider having our class schedule emailed, faxed, or even mailed to you directly.

Contact us at (503) 622-4798

or email us at:

cgsmthood@onemain.com

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"Rhododendron Meadow" is a special place that has been preserved by the Cascade Geographic Society as part of their "Sanctuary Lands Program" for future generations.

This 14.5 acres that is a natural, cultural, and historical treasure, is an ideal place for your class for field research, whether its studying its Anadromous Fish Streams, Wetlands, Open Meadows, or Forests. If you have a research need, please give us a call at (503) 622-4798.

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Storytelling Programs

The Cascade Geographic Society can provide a professional storyteller for your class, organization, workshop, seminar, or other gatherings. Specializing in Native American myths, true stories of the Oregon Trail and the Mountain Men- told in period clothing and utilizing the music and artifacts of those times of long ago, around a special indoor campfire - history does come alive! Reserve a performance for Northwest Indian Myths and Legends, a lone storyteller in period clothing or the complete program with Indian drumming, singing, dancing, and storytelling. Or, Tales of the Oregon Trail, featuring a storyteller in period clothing, retelling the famous and infamous stories of this ancient 2000-plus mile trail of the Indians and the "Prairie Schooners". In addition, there are many other programs that feature oral tradition such as the Following: Tall Tales of the Pacific Northwest and Stories of Other Oddities (true or not, these stories are part of the folklore of this most unique geographic area); Taming the New Eden (Stories of Settling the Willamette Valley) (the oral history of the American Indians and the others who emigrated West -- the Oregon Trail pioneers, the missionaries, the Chinese, the African-Americans, the Gypsies, and others); Tales of Old Oregon (stories of its history and how this geographic region became a state); and more.

"Rhododendron Meadow" is a special place that has been preserved by the Cascade Geographic Society as part of their "Sanctuary Lands Program" for future generations.

This 14.5 acres that is a natural, cultural, and historical treasure, is an ideal place for your class for field research, whether its studying its Anadromous Fish Streams, Wetlands, Open Meadows, or Forests. If you have a research need, please give us a call at (503) 622-4798. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ For special Educational Books, Maps, & Other Unique Products, please visit our "Oregon County General Store" on our website at:

 

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Storytelling Workshop

We offer a special half day, one, two, or three-day workshop that teaches you how to not only tell stories, but how to write stories. This special process, Writing Oral Tradition, combines various disciplines -- language arts, drama, speech, history, etc. The sessions include storytelling performances, classroom presentations (such as oral traditions in the Northwest, North America, and around the world, the art and techniques of storytelling, the use of props, blending music and dance, the use of research in storytelling, the process of writing stories, editing stories, etc.), and more. The production of a hardbound book of stories is also an option in this very unique workshop for both educators and their students.

 

Autumn Field Trip Opportunities for Your Class!

Portland Underground (Infamous Shanghai Tunnels)

Mount Hood's Infamous Oregon Trail Tour

Mount Hood's Old-Growth Wilderness Odyssey

Lewis & Clark Trail Tours Pioneer Cemetery Tours

Custom-Designed Tours (we'll create one to meet your needs!)

Special Programs!

Storytelling --- Native American Mythology,

Tales of Oregon Trail, and More...

Storytelling Workshops Holiday Tales From Old Oregon

Special Class Presentations

Living History Presentations

Custom-Designed School Programs

(we create one especially for your needs)

Volunteer Opportunities for You & Your Class!

Mount Hoop's Public Lands Clean-Up

Portland Underground Restoration Projects

Mount Hood's Oregon Trail Restoration Projects

Fish & Wildlife Habitat Restoration Projects

And Much More...

Call Cascade Geographic Society (503-622-4798)

for Additional Information or for Registrations!

2002 by Cascade Geographic Society.