2017 Science Camp – Energy

Be it solar, wind, water, electricity, heat or just the cup of coffee that gives you that jolt in the morning.   ENERGY is the subject of this year’s Science Camp.

NVCA in conjunction with the Nestucca Valley Elementary school is preparing for our Fifth Annual Science Camp.   We have received a $9.800 grant from Trust Management Services in Waldport, Oregon to help fund this project.

The science camp will be held in July with the tentative dates being July 10th through July 27th.   Each Thursday of the Science Camp,  July 13 and July 20  NVCA volunteers work with the students and instructors on hands on projects.  Volunteers will also assist on a field trip that will be held on the last  Thursday of the science camp, July 27.

In years past, there have been as many as 70 students attending the science camp and can use help from the community.   We encourage those that are interested to come and help out.   If you are interested, contact us at nvcainfo@gmail.com.

Better still, come to our next meeting on Saturday,  June 10th at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive.

2014 – Science Camp at NVSD

2014SciCampThe 2nd annual three week NVSD Science Camp will be held again this year from July 7th through July 24. The camp is 4 one-half days focused on science for students in the Nestucca Valley School District. NVCA will work with the students on Thursdays, like last year – that is July 10, 17 and the 24th. Monday-Wednesday students will work with NVES teachers and assistants.

The curriculum is currently being planned. If you recall last year NVCA worked with the students on regional fish recognition, dory boat fishing and fish painting. They also learned more about the Nestucca watershed, waterflow and the science of soccer. The field trip to the beach on the last day was exceptional. Great weather for exploring tide pools, geology and beach grass history.

Contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if you have some ideas or programs that would be of interest.

Science Camp, July 11, 2013

Slide47Partnering with the Nestucca Valley School District, NVCA is participating in the summer Science Camp. There are 53 students signed from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The camp runs for 3 weeks starting July 8th for 4 hours per day, Monday through Thursday.  The students are served lunch before returning home.

NVCA will sponsor 3 days of the 3 1/2 hour programs. The first was July 11th and featured Dory Fishing.  Board members Bill Busch, Paul Carlson, Noe Martinez and Marie Heimburg led sessions in fishing, fish identification.  There also was an art project on painting fish.

They were joined by Rob Royster who brought his Dory Boat for student to see. He talked about the history of the Dory at Cape Kiwanda, boat parts and general boating safety.   He had the students drag crab pots across a field making believe they were filled with crabs.  Then he gave them salmon fishing lessons letting some of the students reel in others and landing them at the boat.

All in all a great day.  The next session will be July 18 and the topics are the Watershed and Soccer.  On July 25th there will be a field trip to the beach to learn about tide pools and sand dunes.

NVCA Board Meeting, Wed February 20 – 6:30 pm at KCC

The next regular monthly board meeting of NVCA is Wednesday February 20th at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room at Kiawanda Community Center.    Items on the agenda include:

  1. Review of Lease Meeting with TLC-CU and Paul Levesque 2/6/2013
  2. Workshop for Property Configuration – 2/27/2013  2:00 PM Tillamook PUD, Carl Rawe Room
    1. Agenda for Meeting – Scullin/Johnson/Carlson
    2. TPUD Grant – Timing?  Should we return?
  3. Report of meeting with NVSD / NVS Science Week – Paul Carlson/Bill Busch/Marie Heimburg
  4. Distribution/Volunteer’s Lists – Program for Volunteers
  5. Dory Days – Planning – Volunteers
  6. Reminder –  tracking hours – Merrianne Hoffman


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