Titlesort descending Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
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
Oregon Environmental Literacy Program The goal of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster environmental literacy of kindergarten through 12th grade students by: engaging students in activities and experiences that increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it; participate as community members in the stewardship of the environment; prepare them to engage in actions that ensure a sustainable future; and contribute to establishing healthy lifestyles. To accomplish this goal OELP: works to build the capacity and confidence of educators by providing statewide professional development for non-formal educators to cultivate excellence in Environmental Education; provides support for improving program quality and alignment to education standards, conducts research and assessment of current environmental education programs to qualify and quantify educational, social, behavioral benefits of environmental literacy; provides access to support and resources for teachers, community educators, and general public via an on-line Resource Directory; and builds capacity for environmental literacy through statewide partnerships. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Literature, Math, Science Jenna Mendenhall:
541-737-2488
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon Natural Resource Education Program (ONREP) ONREP's Mission is to prepare PreK-12 educators to engage students in relevant, meaningful, and inspiring classroom and outdoor learning experiences that contribute to a student's understanding of the environment and our relationship to it, while contributing to their academic achievement. ONREP provides professional development for educators that includes curriculum, strategies, information, and resources that promote hands-on, interactive, and investigative strategies fostering how to think, not what to think. Educators attending professional development learn how to address state and national learning standards while engaging students in nature-based learning that promotes the development of the critical thinkers and creative problem solvers who are prepared for life and work in the 21st Century. Professional development workshops for educators are offered throughout Oregon and are provided free of charge, thanks to generous funding from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Math, Science LeeAnn Mikkelson:
541-737-9121
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Outreach in Biotechnology The ORB program is an educational outreach education program to promote public understanding of biotechnology in agriculture and natural resources. The program aims to explain the science behind genetic engineering and examines some of the science-based concerns pertaining to the use of this technology in agricultural production systems. The website contains numerous educational resources including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, regulatory information, news and current issues, as well as a variety of useful web links for further information. The program also provides a summer biotechnology workshop for high school teachers. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Science Steve Strauss:
541-737-6578
9, 10, 11, 12
TEAM Tox TEAM Tox is comprised of students and post-docs affiliated with the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology department who combine their efforts to facilitate K-12 educators, introduce kids and teenagers to science and encourage all to pursue higher education. Fall, Spring, Winter Science TEAM Tox:
541-737-3791
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences Program (SMILE) A pre-college program for historically underrepresented and other educationally under served students in Oregon. This program focuses on college recruitment through science and math enrichment. Fall, Spring, Winter Business, Engineering, Math, Science SueAnn Bottoms:
541-737-0534
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12