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Clackamas Community College throws Star Party - 06/22/22

OREGON CITY - The Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center is hosting a star-gazing party on Sunday, July 3, 9-11:30 p.m. on its Oregon City campus.

The Rose City Astronomers will be on hand sharing views of the night sky through their telescopes. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring chairs, binoculars and blankets to the athletic fields near the Environmental Learning Center.

If skies are cloudy that night, call Rose City Astronomers at 503-594-6044 to see if the event is canceled due to poor sky conditions. Clackamas Community College is located at 19600 Molalla Ave. in Oregon City.

About the Environmental Learning Center

The Environmental Learning Center has a rich history as an educational resource for Clackamas Community College, regional schools, industry and the community. Located on the former site of a Smucker's processing plant, the center was created to demonstrate what people could do to reclaim industrial sites, address stormwater issues and restore wildlife habitats in urban areas. Each year thousands of people visit to explore the 5-acre site and learn about watershed health. The site serves as an important stormwater facility for the college campus and provides critical wetland habitat for resident and migratory birds, such as the great blue heron, wood duck and merganser. For more information about the Environmental Learning Center, visit www.clackamas.edu/ELC

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CORRECTED - CCC announces spring honor roll - 06/22/22

A total of 347 students made the Clackamas Community College honor roll and 828 students made the president's list for spring term 2022.

To be named to the honor roll, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. To be named to the president's list, students must earn a 3.75 grade-point average or better.

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Note: Attached are the honor roll and president’s list and cities of residence.

CCC offers Brilliant Voices Summer Music Camp - 06/14/22

OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College is offering a summer music camp for singers in ninth grade and above who want to immerse themselves in a five-day musical journey to foster growth and inspiration.

Students will spend five days in a welcoming and creative college campus setting. Camp participants are invited to attend optional evening recording sessions where they can record original or cover tunes in a modern studio for a one-of-a-kind camp experience. 

“Brilliant Voices Summer Music Camp is a week-long summer music program that's perfect for vocal musicians of all levels who want to improve their skills, sing fun and challenging repertoire, and learn about music theory,” CCC Director of Vocal Music Dr. Kathleen Hollingsworth said. 

Camp sessions include lessons in:

  • Singing
  • Songwriting
  • Recording
  • Choir
  • A capella
  • Functional theory
  • Creativity
  • Fun!

Participants will learn new vocal jazz, gospel and choral works in the all-camp choir; learn and perform a standard in the evening concert; learn and understand music theory; hear guest musicians play and talk about music; and make new friends.

The camp runs Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with a Friday evening concert. The cost is $175 for the week of camp. The recording session is an additional $50. Lunch is available for purchase. All musical skill levels are welcome.

To register, visit clackamasmusic.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is July 22, and spots are limited. 

The camp will be held at Clackamas Community College in the Niemeyer Center for Performing Arts, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. For questions, contact Ami Collofello at ami.collofello@clackamas.edu or Kathleen Hollingsworth at kathleen.hollingsworth@clackamas.edu.

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Clackamas Community College hosts band camp - 06/14/22

OREGON CITY - High school and college-bound musicians are invited to band camp at Clackamas Community College for a week of instrumental instruction, rehearsals and performances.

Students will learn from renowned Portland-area musicians in a comfortable college campus setting, with plenty of rehearsal time. Camp runs July 11-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with a Friday evening concert.

“Band Camp is perfect for instrumental musicians of all levels who want to improve their skills, play fun and challenging wind ensemble repertoire and learn about music theory,” CCC Instrumental Music Director Lars Campbell said. 

Registration is open to students entering grades 9-13 with at least two years of experience in a school ensemble. Students who play the flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, double bass, piano or percussion are welcome to attend. 

The cost is $300. Lunch is available for purchase. Sibling discounts and need-based scholarships may be available. To register, visit clackamasmusic.eventbrite.com. The deadline to register is July 1, and spots are limited. Don't see your instrument on the list? Let us know.

The camp will be held at Clackamas Community College in the Niemeyer Center for Performing Arts, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. For questions, contact Ami Collofello at ami.collofello@clackamas.edu.

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Summer Connections logo
Summer Connections logo
Kick off summer at Summer Connections celebration (Photo) - 06/08/22

OREGON CITY - Clackamas Community College, Clackamas County and the Clackamas County Equity Coalition are partnering to host Summer Connections, a family-friendly event celebrating Juneteenth, Pride Month and other cultural and community events.

The celebration will be Friday, June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., on the college’s Oregon City campus. There will be guest speakers, entertainment, children’s activities, booths and food. Participants will learn about the history of Juneteenth and Pride Month.

“I am elated the college is providing a space to commemorate Juneteenth and Pride Month while highlighting multiple other community groups and celebrations happening across our service district,” CCC Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Casey Layton said. “It takes connections to allow equity, inclusion and belonging to grow. Come as you are and join the fun.”

Special guests include CCC Associated Student Government President Madalena Larkins, Gladstone City Councilor Annessa Hartman, CCC faculty and vice-chair of Clackamas County Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council Ernest “Tory” Blackwell, CCC Board of Education member Jane Reid, State Rep. Karin Power, Clackamas County Equity and Inclusion Officer Martine Coblentz and CCC President Dr. Tim Cook.

Summer Connections is a free event and is open to the public. Clackamas Community College is located at 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. For more information, visit www.clackamas.edu/summer-connections

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Get your kids outside this summer with a Nature Spy Explore Kit from the Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center.
Get your kids outside this summer with a Nature Spy Explore Kit from the Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center.
'Nature Fun in the Sun' Explorer Kits now available (Photo) - 06/05/22

OREGON CITY - The Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center is offering a new series of Nature Spy Explorer Kits to keep children busy all summer long.

Nature Spy Explorer Kits are mailed to homes and have all the supplies budding naturalists need to learn, create and play. Engaging crafts, fun facts and playful activities will help them discover the natural world that surrounds them – from the comfort of home and neighborhood. The kits are designed for children ages 4-8, although older children enjoy them, too. 

Each kit includes: 

  • Easy to follow instructions 
  • Materials for creating one nature-themed craft 
  • A nature journal page with fun facts 
  • Activities to keep children exploring 
  • A nature guide or storybook 
  • A nature-themed memory card game


Five featured summer Explorer Kits:

  • Bug Safari Kit: Build a bug hotel and watch who comes to stay! Use the insect checklist to explore the neighborhood for creepy crawlies. Get buggy with activities to learn and play about insects. 
  • Be a Bird Lookout Kit: Make a bird feeder and observe feathered friends. Use the checklist and bird guide to discover the variety of birds in the area. Let imaginations fly with activities for hours of fun.
  • Squirrels are Everywhere Kit: Make a play dough squirrel with a one-of-a-kind tail. Get outside and play squirrel behavior bingo! Squirrel away some nuts for new friends, and learn more about furry wildlife neighbors. 
  • What’s Living in Your Soil Kit: Mix up some mud paint and make messy art. Dig a pitfall trap and see what is caught. Use the Insect Golden Guide to discover the variety of insects in the area.
  • I Spy a Butterfly Kit: Make a butterfly puddler and watch who comes. Get messy making seed balls to start a butterfly garden. Get outside with the butterfly guide to discover the variety of butterflies in the neighborhood or local park.

Kits are $35 each or $160 for the collector’s series (all five) and are now available to order. They will start shipping on July 7. To purchase the kits, visit https://bit.ly/3Oa5CV5.   

For questions about the Explorer Kits, email Jill Sorber at jill.sorber@clackamas.edu

About the Environmental Learning Center
The Environmental Learning Center has a rich history as an educational resource for Clackamas Community College, regional schools, industry and the community. Located on the former site of a Smucker's processing plant, the center was created to demonstrate what people could do to reclaim industrial sites, address stormwater issues and restore wildlife habitats in urban areas. Each year thousands of people visit to explore the 5-acre site and learn about watershed health. The site serves as an important stormwater facility for the college campus and provides critical wetland habitat for resident and migratory birds, such as the great blue heron, wood duck and merganser.

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