David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work
August 1, 2012 to August 25, 2013
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Naturalist David Douglas traveled the Columbia River and interior Northwest (1825-1833), identifying and collecting over two hundred species of plants, animals, and birds previously unknown to science. Learn of his interactions with native tribes and fur traders of the Columbia country. Explore a unique scientific legacy, including his namesake, the Douglas fir. Enjoy a multi-disciplinary experience that links geography, science, art, and cultural history.
View the online exhibit here: http://daviddouglasexhibit.org/
More Kids in the Woods and Children's Forest Funding Recipients for FY 2013
The Colville National Forest received a More Kids in the Forest U.S. Forest Service grant that provides funding for students from our tri-county area (Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille) to see the David Douglas Exhibit. It is exciting to provide this experience and natural history learning opportunity for our youth. Now in its seventh year, More Kids in the Woods funding continues to underscore the importance of programs that connect children with their great outdoors through a host of engaging hands-on experiences such as wilderness experiences, after-school programs, and conservation stewardship events. Over 800 students will be involved.
Exhibit Lead sponsors: The Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation and the Joel E. Ferris Foundation
Friend: Bill & Cheryl Papesh