Speaker Date Topic
Crystal Chatterton Aug 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Science Fun for Kids

This meeting is held in the Weyerhaeuser Room in the Memorial Coliseum

Crystal is a homeschooling mom of three and the author of AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS. After trading an academic career in chemistry to stay home with her kids she launched The Science Kiddo website to focus on sharing her love of science with her children. She writes about science, coding, engineering, and math activities for kids.

Diane Rheos Aug 23, 2018 12:00 PM
Portland Backpack
Scott Burns Aug 30, 2018 12:00 PM
The Terroir of the Willamette Valley: The Relationship Between Geology, Soil, Climate and Wine

Terroir is a French term that is over 400 years old and was used to describe why wines of one area tasted different from wines of another area, even though they were the same variety.  It is the “taste of the place”.  It is determined by the geology, soil, climate and soil biota.  One of the greatest places in the world to taste differences in terroir is the Willamette Valley (wine region of the year for the whole world for 2017 – Wine Enthusiast).  The valley grows primarily cool climate grapes like pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay, riesling, Muller-Thurgau, and gewurtztraminer.  Terroir is best expressed in cool climate grapes like the thin skinned red grape, pinot noir.  There are four main geological units, three of which are the main wine producing soils:  volcanic soils (Columbia River Basalts and the Jory Soil), marine sediments (sandstones and shales and the Willakenzie Soil), volcanic soils with old silt mixed in (Laurelwood Soil) and the lesser used Missoula Flood deposits (Woodburn Soil).  The same winemaker can produce three different wines in the same year with similar clones if different soils are used.  Learn how to be an educated wine taster in Oregon by attending this talk.

EPR Website Committee Sep 06, 2018 12:00 PM
Using our new website
Ian Mouser Sep 13, 2018
My Voice Music
tba Sep 20, 2018
Angie Hungerford Sep 27, 2018
So They Can Thrive
In October 2018, Angie Hungerford traveled to Bangladesh to volunteer as a disaster relief medic at a refugee camp. Learn more about the Rohingya, their challenges, and their survival. This is her debrief.
Jay Richardson Oct 04, 2018
Tax Changes for Charitble Giving
Dr. Dan Sager Oct 11, 2018
A Pakistan 3rd Culture Perspective

We read much of the news and interpret history through a lens of where we are “from”. What would that view be if a white privileged American-born person was from Pakistan? A third culture perspective relates to this insider-outsider experience. One advantage is some measure of comfort traveling to fascinating parts of the world that appear unsafe to westerners. Another is the sense of being a global citizen and how this often sharpens an admiration for the American while simultaneously allowing critical self-reflection

Joan Toole Oct 18, 2018 12:00 PM
Polio Survivor
tba Oct 25, 2018 12:00 PM
tba Nov 01, 2018 12:00 PM
tba Nov 08, 2018 12:00 PM
tba Nov 15, 2018 12:00 PM
Thanksgiving Holiday - No meeting Nov 22, 2018 12:00 PM
tba Nov 29, 2018 12:00 PM