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Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Oregon Sea Grant Programs at Hatfield Marine Science Center Oregon Sea Grant camps give young people an opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals. These camps also provide an opportunity for youth to participate in activities outside the scope of normal school classes, touring research vessels, building their own Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and tagging fish with researchers. Summer Science Kathryn Hawes:
541-867-0233
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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
Mobile Science and Engineering Camps Since rural students have less access and opportunities to engage in STEM activities the Mobile Science & Engineering Camps were created. Small groups (3-4) of college students travel throughout Oregon to deliver 2-day hands-on STEM camps to middle-school students. The goal is to create interest for rural and under-represented youth in STEM careers and post-secondary education. Summer Engineering, Science Jean Garcia-Chitwood:
541-737-6422
6, 7, 8
Migrant Student Leadership Institute The purpose of the Migrant Student Leadership Institute is to build leadership skills in Oregon migrant students as well as to expose them to college life and encourage students to attend college, which for many of the migrant students, represent the first ones in their families to attend college. Also, students are encouraged to promote their leadership and self-esteem, but also to concentrate on giving and choosing a service project back in their communities. Summer Art, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Amas Aduviri:
541-737-3923
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
JumpstART: Precollege Visual & Performing Arts Program JumpstArt emphasizes skill development and conceptual growth through exposure to accelerated art, music and theater instruction with visiting artists and faculty mentors. Students work in art, design, music, and theater labs, attend evening presentations by guest lecturers and artists, and participate in multi-disciplined events. This is a one week camp with a residential option. Summer Art Shar Fagersten:
541-737-2623
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
High School Journalism Institute Co-hosted by OSU and The Oregonian, this camp seeks to nurture budding journalists underrepresented in the field. With guidance from professionals in the field, participants use real journalism skills to report and photograph a 32-page newspaper, as well as blog and produce multimedia pieces for The Oregonian's website. They will learn the value of making a difference by covering multiple perspectives in the news. Summer Literature Steven Sandberg:
541-737-3383
9, 10, 11, 12

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