Titlesort descending Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
4-H Youth Development 4-H helps young people learn and grow through an intentional process that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion, and character. Currently, more than 100,000 young people across Oregon participate in 4-H. Leadership and oversight of 4-H at the local level is provided by a faculty member of Oregon State University who lives or works in the community they serve. The work of 4-H is accomplished through a network of 5000 volunteers, parents, and paid staff who conduct learning experiences in out-of-school, after-school, and in-school settings Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Pati:
541-737-1324
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Beaver Hangouts Beaver Hangouts mission is to provide all students with an equal opportunity for college access and readiness through the use of technology, more specifically through the use of Skype. Through technology and near-peer mentoring, volunteer students from Oregon State University each academic term connect with rural and underserved K-12 classrooms, community colleges, non-profit organization, and community partners across Oregon. Fall, Spring, Winter Activism, Art, Athletics, Engineering, History, Leadership, Literature, Math, Music, Science Jean Garcia-Chitwood:
541-737-6422
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Bug Zoo The Oregon State University BugZoo is a collection of live and preserved arthropod organisms that are used for outreach and teaching programs. Our goal is to enhance awareness about the fascinating and diverse world of arthropods and their relationships with humans. BugZoo promotes education through live displays and hands-on activities. Cost: On Campus: $3/student; off campus: Travel Fee per current OSU Motor Pool & Mileage reimbursement rates Fall, Spring, Winter Science Sujaya Rao:
541-737-9038
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Campus Field Trips The Office of Precollege Programs annually hosts students, generally in grades 6-8, plus teachers and parents for a day on campus intended to encourage underrepresented and minority students to go to college. Groups generally spend between 2-4 hours at OSU: they tour campus with an undergraduate peer mentor, eat lunch in a dining hall, visit a cultural center or stop by an athletic facility, and have a customized presentation and/or hands-on activity presented by a faculty member, staff, or students meant to enhance school curriculum as well as expose students to potential majors or careers. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Engineering, Math, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Chemistry Outreach The Department of Chemistry has an active program to bring chemistry to the local community. Through the Outreach Committee, opportunities are available to tour labs, do hands-on experiments, and have chemistry faculty and students to bring chemistry to schools. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Science Margie Haak:
541-737-6716
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Discovery Days Discovery Days is an outreach program involving many of the Science Departments at OSU as well as departments from Agriculture and Engineering. This two-day event, held in both the Fall and Spring terms, features displays and hands-on activities from different departments that are suitable for all ages. Fall, Spring Engineering, Science Margie Haak:
541-737-6716
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) Community Outreach and Education Core (COEC) COEP’s community outreach mission is to translate the research findings of the EHS Center into outreach programs that are useful and relevant to the public. Additionally, COEP’s education mission is to promote health and science literacy by improving understanding of environmental health science and the role of environmental factors in the cause and prevention of disease. Program activities include student and teacher workshops, public awareness seminars and workshops and other community programs that highlight the importance of environmental health research for the general public and the K-12 audience. COEP also facilitates interactions between university scientists and the general public, students and teachers. This includes helping to coordinate scientist visits in classrooms as well as bringing students/teachers on campus for lab tours. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Diana Rohlman:
541-737-4374
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Family Science and Engineering Nights OSU students and faculty bring hands-on science and engineering activities to local elementary schools for students and their families. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Fresh Grown Cooking for Kids The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) offers a cooking and nutrition education program for youth ages 6-12. Youth learn basic cooking and kitchen safety skills and engage all their senses as they explore nutritious recipes and prepare meals together. Contact Casey Bennett, phone: 541-737-8014, email: hyp@oregonstate.edu. Cost: $52/6-week session; $28/3-week session Dates: Ages 8-12: Thursdays, April 11- May 16 (6-week spring session); Ages 6-8: Thursdays, May 23- June 6 (3-week spring session). Time of day: 4:00-6:00 PM. Fall, Spring, Winter Science Casey Bennett:
541-737-8014
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Hatfield Marine Science Center Education Programs Hatfield offers programs for Preschool through High school, from summer day camps to hands on labs and field activities during the school year. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Kathryn Hawes:
541-867-0233
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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