nature

Say Aloe: Horticulture instructor takes on the spring dig

By Clackamas Print / April 24, 2020

Story by Nick Schwada Amid the various dog walkers and joggers found at Clackamas Community College, there is one man that can be found with a clear purpose on the campus — Chris Konieczka — horticulture instructor. On campus you can find Konieczka and a few other faculty members working tirelessly planting, growing and caring…

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New building may welcome mediocre name

By Clackamas Print / February 18, 2020

Story by Kai Tinker – Staff Writer After weeks of work and asking people what they want to name a new building on campus, college administrators said last week the new student services center will be named the “Welcome Center.” The building still could get a name attached to it, said Tara Sprehe, dean of…

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Busy beekeepers pollinate college

By Jared Preble / February 4, 2020

Humans have been utilizing bees and their resources for thousands of years, with records going as far back as 15,000 years ago. They pollinate not only our flowers but our fruits and vegetables and they’re responsible for  pollinating one-sixth of our flowers worldwide. In a day and age where species are being wiped out left…

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Nature writing students take it outside in class camping trip

By Amber Fairbanks / May 27, 2015

Clackamas has a lot of classes that offer a variety of different things. But a writing class that has a mandatory camping trip? Yep. Nature Writing 268-01 has a mandatory three-night camping trip at Silver Falls State Park. At first, I was not very excited. A camping trip with my instructor and people I barely…

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