Pest management program boosts campus safety

By John Miles, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Good day, everyone! While COVID-19 has affected everyone’s life in some way, some things are still moving forward. The good and exciting news is that the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program at RCC is working to make the campuses safer for students and employees, as well as more environmentally friendly. Since there is much confusion on what IPM...
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bee on lavendar


RCC students changing the world – one bee at a time RCC faculty work for the success of their students, often encouraging them to participate in competitions. Here is just one example of an engineering instructor who saw an opportunity for his students. Did you know? The global ecosystem is at risk due to a decline in the worldwide bee population. Because bees are responsible...
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Rogue inventors heading to state competition

Two teams of eco-oriented student innovators from Rogue Community College won $2,500 and an invitation to the statewide InventOR Collegiate Challenge after presenting their inventions to a panel of local businesspeople earlier this month. RCC’s two semi-finalist teams are Mission Franklini, which designed a non-lethal device to count pollinators, and Turner Motor Company, which is developing a hydrogen-powered combustion engine to reduce vehicle emissions. Mission...
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Go green! Your guide to RCC’s Earth Week

The community is invited to attend free Earth Week events, April 16-19, 2018, hosted by the RCC Green Team celebrating the Earth’s natural resources, promoting their protection for future generations, increasing your awareness, and finding ways to get involved in sustainability and stewardship. AT THE RIVERSIDE CAMPUS Higher Education Center (HEC 127/129, 101 S Bartlett St., Medford) Lunch and Learn: Science, Faith and Climate Change. Drop in for a free lunch...
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Rain garden at Redwood campus in Grants Pass

The rain garden project

As Oregonians, we deeply understand the value of our environment and how precious clean water is. That’s why Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley have teamed up on a demonstration rain garden and bioswale on the Redwood Campus to show how to help prevent stormwater pollution from fouling freshwater ecosystems. The rain garden gathers rainwater runoff from hard manmade surfaces such as parking...
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Student Project Culminates in Pollinator Garden

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”  ― Robert Louis Stevenson Taking an idea and helping it grow is the underlying theme of a class project that started in the spring and culminated this fall with the planting of a pollinator garden outside the Riverside Campus bookstore in downtown Medford. The garden, designed to benefit bees and...
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