Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Oregon Wood Magic Oregon Wood Magic™ is a free, 3 hour interactive experience designed to educate elementary school teachers and their students about the wonders of wood as a material. Fall Science Michelle Maller:
541-737-4259
3, 4
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
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 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:
541-867-0238
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon 4-H Oregon 4-H offers a variety of educational opportunities for youth ages 5-19. The program is part of the OSU Extension Service and is active in all Oregon counties. 4-H is based on a positive youth development (PYD) approach that recognizes all youth have interests, abilities, and strengths that can be enhanced by participation in 4-H programs. Research shows that participation in high quality 4-H programs increases thriving in youth, and thriving youth achieve important developmental outcomes, such as academic motivation and achievement. Opportunities abound for leadership development, community service, and learning about topics as diverse as natural sciences, foods and nutrition, animal science, STEM and more! All 4-H educational activities are designed to help participants develop lifelong skills through project based learning that will prepare them for future success. To learn more about local opportunities, contact the OSU Extension office in your county or call the State 4-H Office at 541-737-4444 (HHHH). Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Art, Business, Engineering, History, Literature, Math, Music, Science Pati:
541-737-1324
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
Juntos Juntos (meaning "together" in Spanish) works to empower families around education. Uniting with community partners to provide culturally relevant programming for 8-12th grade students and their parents, Juntos is designed to provide families with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out of high school, and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college. Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer Leadership Ana Gomez-Diazgranados:
541-737-2288
K, 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
Healthy Youth Program 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 Caitlyn Reilley, phone: 541-737-8014, email: hyp@oregonstate.edu. Fall, Spring, Winter Science Caitlyn Reilley:
541-737-8014
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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