Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Oregon Natural Resource Education Program (ONREP) Project Learning Tree ONREP's Mission is to educate K-12 educators about Oregon's forests and natural resources, and to prepare them to make informed decisions, exhibit responsible behavior, and take constructive action concerning the future of Oregon's forests. At the heart of the program is Project Learning Tree (PLT), and Project WILD, which are award winning environmental education curricula focused on building understanding and knowledge through creative problem-solving and critical thinking . Workshops for educators are offered throughout and are provided free of charge, thanks to generous funding from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Susan Sahnow:
541-737-3005
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon Coast Quests Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" of place and community. Suitable for groups of all ages, self-guided Quests allow lifelong learners to explore parks, trails and other outdoor spaces in new ways and at their own pace. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer History, Science Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center:
541-867-0226
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
KidSpirit Youth Programs KidSpirit, which is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Sciences, offers year-round programs for children ages 2 years through high school. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Math, Music Kidspirit:
541-737-KIDS
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intercultural Student Services Outreach The primary foci of the American Indian Initiatives, Asian & Pacific Islander American Student Services, Casa Latina/o de OSU, and the Ujima Education Office is the access and retention of traditionally underrepresented students at Oregon State University. ISS performs culturally sensitive and specific outreach and recruitment to underrepresented precollege students who represent 100% of our target ethnic communities Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Alison Davis-White Eyes:
541-737-4383
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Inner City Youth Institute A collaborative partnership of the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Bureau of Land Management, and OSU 4-H Youth Development. Through school year activities based in Portland, and summer programs at the Salem 4-H Center and OSU campus, the Inner City Youth Institute encourages Portland youth to explore higher education and careers in the natural sciences. The Inner City Youth Institute promotes safe outdoor learning environments, and creates unique mentorship opportunities with natural resource professionals. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Alice Philips:
503-821-1125
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
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
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
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 Gabrielle James:
541-737-3279
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Discovering the Scientist Within A free Saturday workshop designed to introduce middle school girls to careers in science, technology and engineering. The workshop includes hands-on activities and the opportunity to meet successful women engineers, doctors, veterinarians, research scientists, and university professors. This year, the hands-on activities are designed for students only. Parents are invited to attend our welcome session. Winter Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
6, 7, 8

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