JGEMS could not work the way it does without the help of its partners.
Those partners are:
Those partners are:
Center for Research on Alpine Ecosystems â CREA
Center for Research on Alpine Ecosystems – CREA of Chamonix, France is supporting us in our ongoing phenology research – the study of how organisms adjust their yearly cycles in response to climate change.
Diack Ecology Education Fund
The Diack Ecology Education Fund has provided several grants for our field-based science inquiry projects.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife helps with all our local fish, stream, macro and turtle studies. Karen Hans has been particularly helpful.
Oregon Watersheds has provided research and restoration project opportunities, equipment, training, plants and so much else for as long as JGEMS has been JGEMS.
Oregon Wildlife Institute
The Oregon Zoo has helped with our 8th grade research projects (e.g. Stereotypic Behavior in Polar Bears) and our 7th grade endangered species project. Dr. David Shepherdson has advised research groups for years and has served as an expert panelist for our presentations since 1994.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, formerly the Conservation and Research Center, has been working with JGEMS since 2000. We are part of their Biodiversity Monitoring Project which provides us with a variety of field research ideas. Willow Myrland did a summer internship at SCBI in 2008.
The Jane Goodall Institute
The Jane Goodall Institute and its Roots & Shoots organization have been a part of JGEMS since even before we were JGEMS. Among other things, hey are responsible for getting Jane Goodall to visit us every few years.
The Snow Leopard Conservancy
The Snow Leopard Conservancy has been a partner for our endangered species project for years. They provide us with the latest information on snow leopard conservation and research and we, in turn, have raised funds for their corral improvement project and for educational materials.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Newport office of the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge have been long-time partners, providing some of our most successful research and restoration projects.
U.S. Forest Service
US Forest Service (www.fs.fed.us) has provided both suggestions for educational research and staff support for students in the field. We would especially like to thank Dede Olson for her hours of help.
Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, has been willing to advise students on their endangered species projects and has allowed us to conduct behavioral research on their animals. Students have even camped out on the zoo grounds.