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    ODOT will be preparing highway 46 for asphalt patching. Please use caution when traveling between the monument and Grayback Campground. Various work will be from continue until July 31, 2014.

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Earth Day 2010

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Date: April 26, 2010



A child and her father rolls through the rock cycle and make bracelets during Rogue Valley Earth Day.
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Oregon Caves NM was happy to participate in days of education, music, and fun centered around sustainability and conservation during Sustainapalooza 2010 at Rogue Community College on April 22 and Rogue Valley Earth Day at the grounds of ScienceWorks on April 24. Over 200 children and adults played the rock cycle dice game. They learned more about the Earth and ways to conserve it while becoming igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks as well as sediments and magma. As they journeyed from each position in the rock cycle, they earned a bead and at the end, each participant got to take home their own "rock" bracelet.

 
Children create their rock cycle bracelets during Rogue Valley Earth Day.
Children create their rock cycle bracelets during Rogue Valley Earth Day.
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Children roll through the rock cycle becoming igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
Children roll through the rock cycle becoming igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.
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Did You Know?

Monterey furniture in one of the lodge rooms. Photo taken in the mid 1930s.

The furniture in the historic Oregon Caves Lodge was custom made by the Mason Manufacturing Company. The furniture has hand painted designs and often used iron strapping, and leather in its construction. The furniture was branded with a small horse shoe design, the icon of the company. More...