All about Oregon
Websites for studying about Oregon
Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest
Welcome to the tree identification Home Page at Oregon State University! The purpose of this site is to help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to skip through the pages to learn more about specific genera, or to try your hand at identifying a tree specimen with a user-friendly dichotomous key. If you don't have a specimen handy, go to the mystery tree pages to try to identify the trees pictured.
Kids Konnect.com - Oregon
Webpages created by a retired teacher to help kid safely learn on the internet about Oregon.
Oregon Fun Facts
U.S. Census Bureau
TheUS50.com - Oregon
Information about Oregon. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
The 50 States - Oregon
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Oregon
Mr. Donn.org - Oregon
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Oregon resources.
Class Brain.com - Oregon
From Class Brain.com. The site offers everything you would need to do a great report on the state of Oregon.
Explore the States - Oregon
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
50 States.com - Oregon
Facts & Trivia about Oregon
RoadsideAmerica.com - Oregon
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Oregon
Local homeschooling groups, classes, and events for Oregon
Oregon was the 33rd state to join the union. It became a state on February 14, 1859.
Capital - Salem
Abbreviation - OR
Nickname - Beaver State
Motto - "She Flies With Her Own Wings" and "The Union"
Song - Oregon, My Oregon
Bird - Western Meadowlark
Flower - Oregon grape
Insect - Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly
Area - approximately 98,386 square miles
Oregon field trips
The Forest History Center's interactive exhibits include a state-of-the-art timber harvester simulator, a multimedia theater show about forest fires and many other interactive exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the forest.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center/Wasco County Historical Museum
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This 26,100 square-foot exhibit wing holds interactive displays which bring to life the tremendous volcanic upheavals and raging floods that created the Gorge, theories of why the Ice Age occured, and a closer look at the mighty river which sculpted patterns for a unique and spectacular diversity of vegetation, wildlife, and ancient ways of life. The Wasco County Historical Museum is a 17,200 square-foot exhibit wing which tells the stories of the people of Wasco County past and present. Once the largest county in the nation, Wasco County began in what is now western Montana and was the home, place of work, and gateway to the interior of western North America.
Coos Historical & Maritime Museum
The communities of coastal southern Oregon face the present and future with a special history of self-sufficiency and extensive reliance on waterways. The Coos Historical & Maritime Museum is a cultural gathering place that encourages awareness and appreciation of that unique, sometimes hidden history. We enhance community awareness of local history as a key to modern times, with school programs, lectures, partnerships with other community groups, author nights, research services, and a store. Our museum offers changing exhibits that feature our extensive trove of images, artifacts, and archival materials that illuminate regional history.
Crater Rock Museum
The museum exhibits include a collection of world class minerals, as well as a large collection of petrified woods and indigenous rocks of Oregon, the US and Mexico. Other exhibits feature fossils, Native American artifacts, a mid-1800s scrimshaw collection, a collection of glass work by Dale Chihully and his students, and a wonderful collection of shells.
Heritage Station Museum
Heritage Station Museum provides something for all ages and interests. Stop by and experience the region's fascinating story. Explore a wide variety of interesting topics through the Museum's special events. Enjoy publications which inform and entertain.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) a premier Pacific Northwest visual arts center, features engaging exhibitions, significant collections of historic and contemporary art, and exciting educational programs that support the Virginia Haseltine's academic mission and the diverse interests of its off-campus communities. The JSMA's collections galleries present selections from its extensive holdings of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and American art.
Mission Mill Museum
Mission Mill Museum Association is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to educate and to interpret and preserve the history of the Willamette Valley and Oregon's textile industry.
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