Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Name Level(s)
Fresh Grown Cooking for Families The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute hosts a free cooking and gardening class for children and their parents to learn gardening basics and how to incorporate fresh harvested produce into nourishing and affordable family meals. Summer Science Casey Bennett:
541-737-8014
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Expeditions A half-day educational experience in which gifted and talented youth are introduced to a variety of engaging, intriguing subjects in an enjoyable and nurturing environment. Summer TAG Carol Brown:
541-737-2670
3, 4
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
da Vinci Days See the latest research and education at Oregon State University. Demos and activities for all ages, from across disciplines, including chemical and bio-engineering, forestry, geosciences, and oceanic and atmospheric sciences. Summer Engineering, Science DaVinci Days:
541-757-6363
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Chefs in the Garden The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) is offering summer day camps at the Corvallis High School Spartan Garden for children ages 6-12. Participants will learn to grow and harvest their own food; cook and eat lunch in the garden; discover edible flowers, garden pollinators, and soil critters; build bug traps and beetle habitats; have fun painting with plants and other garden art activities; play games and have a scavenger hunt outside; and end the week inviting their families for a cookout in the garden. Summer Science Casey Bennett:
541-737-8014
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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
Adventures in Learning An educational program for talented and gifted youth that combines stimulating academic and social opportunities exposing participants to exciting and sophisticated areas of interest in a fast-paced, challenging university setting. Summer TAG Dennis Hickey:
541-737-2403
5, 6
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
4-H International Summer Camp The main goal of the Camp is to establish a bridge between the Latino community and OSU; to expose young people to healthy, educational, and fun environments where they have the opportunity to explore different career opportunities at OSU; and to learn about the different programs for academic support, financial aid, and admissions for minorities. All activities have been designed to help the participants develop leadership skills, new abilities, and become successful adults in the future. Summer Engineering, Science Mario Magaña:
541-737-0925
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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