Field study conducted in Wallowa County, Oregon State.

The students conducted field study in Wallowa County between June 19 and June 25, 2015 through observation by walking around town and interviews at related facilities. The students also expanded cultural exchange with local residents through home-stays and hikes. On June 25, the students presented their accomplishments at Wallowa Resources, which supported the course in Wallowa County, and had a very active discussion after the presentation. The students will go back to Oregon State University, complete their individual report, and move on to Akita, Japan for the last half of the PBL course.

Exchange party with Wallowa local residents (June 19)

Exchange party with Wallowa local residents (June 19)

Field research on farm drain (June 20)

Field research on farm drain (June 20)

View of Wallowa County from the top of Mt. Howard. Wallowa Resources staff member explains about the local industry and natural resource management. (June 21)

View of Wallowa County from the top of Mt. Howard. Wallowa Resources staff member explains about the local industry and natural resource management. (June 21)

Field research on chicken farm run by young female owner (June 22)

Field research on chicken farm run by young female owner (June 22)

Field research on river conservation project (June22)

Field research on river conservation project (June22)

Field research on native tribe, Nez Perce, at the museum (June 22)

Field research on native tribe, Nez Perce, at the museum (June 22)

Field research on Food Bank by volunteers (June23)

Field research on Food Bank by volunteers (June23)

Field research on local business using timbers (June 24)

Field research on local business using timbers (June 24)

Field research on Biomass energy (June 24)

Field research on Biomass energy (June 24)

Presentation in Wallowa County (June 25)

Presentation in Wallowa County (June 25)