SMILE teachers interested in borrowing a kit from SMILE can setup a time to pick-up the kit from the SMILE Office or ask if SMILE staff is able to deliver the kit to you in conjunction with a visit. We are not able to mail the kits. While our curriculum is available to all teachers, the kits are only available to SMILE teachers. Contact 541-737-0534 or smileprogram@oregonstate.edu.

Kit Contents Description Kit List

Exploring Habitats of the Willamette Valley - Upland Prairie & Wetlands

This educator’s guide is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the habitat types and variety of species that inhabit the Willamette Valley in western Oregon.

  • Ecology Field Cards
  • Rope
  • Compasses
  • Lesson books (2)

Exploring Habitats of the Willamette Valley - Oak Woodland

This educator’s guide is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of the habitat types and variety of species that inhabit the Willamette Valley in western Oregon.

  • Ecology Field Cards
  • Egg cartons (4)
  • Vials (5)
  • Plastic bags (4)
  • Lesson book

Magnificent Macroinvertebrates

This kit contains seven lessons, including:

  • Build a Bug
  • Home, Home in a Stream
  • Macro Feeding Frenzie
  • Biodiversity in a Leaf Pack
  • Analyzing a Leaf Pack
  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem
  • Hungry, Hungry Macros (A feeding experiment)
Kit Content List

Amazing Owls

This kit contains five lessons, including:

Kit Content List

Ocean Acidification

This kit contains various lessons and associated materials for teaching about Ocean Acidification.

 

Kit Content List

Contents of Macroinvertebrates Kit

Macroinvertebrates

This kit contains an assortment of equipment that can be used to sample macroinvertebrates from streams and rivers.

  • Sampling tubs
  • Sorting mat
  • Macroviewers
  • Ice cube trays
  • Tweezers/forceps
  • Eyedroppers
  • Petri dishes
  • Hand lens
  • Laminated macroinvertebrate reference sheets and guides

Riparian

This kit contains an assortment of equipment that can be used to study the riparian area surrounding streams and rivers.

  • 100 ft. measuring tapes
  • Flagging tape
  • Flags
  • Gravelometers
  • Spherical Densiometers
  • Compasses
  • Soil augers
  • Soil bags
  • 2 soil thermometers
  • Spray bottle
  • Soil "Look and Feel" info sheets
  • Various guide books
     

Water Quality

This kit contains an assortment of equipment that can be used for sampling water from streams, rivers, ponds, etc.

  • Turbidity tube
  • 1 LaMotte Dissolved Oxygen
  • 1 LaMotte pH
  • Thermometers
  • Safety supplies
    • Goggles
    • Latex gloves
  • Laminated water quality reference sheets