Title Description Season/term Subject Area Contact Namesort ascending Level(s)
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
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
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
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
Family Science and Engineering Nights OSU students and faculty bring hands-on science and engineering activities to local elementary schools for students and their families. Fall, Spring, Winter Engineering, Science Emily Nicholson:
541-737-9424
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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
Winter Wonderings An academic program of discovery and wonder for talented and gifted youth where new and exciting areas of study are offered in a fast-paced learning environment. Winter Math, Science, TAG Dennis Hickey:
541-737-2403
3, 4, 5, 6
Beaver Hangouts Beaver Hangouts mission is to provide all students with an equal opportunity for college access and readiness through the use of technology, more specifically through the use of Skype. Through technology and near-peer mentoring, volunteer students from Oregon State University each academic term connect with rural and underserved K-12 classrooms, community colleges, non-profit organization, and community partners across Oregon. Fall, Spring, Winter Activism, Art, Athletics, Engineering, History, Leadership, Literature, Math, Music, Science Cody Yeager:
541-737-6422
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The CO•/Corvallis Maker Fair At the CO• w're bringing together makers from across campus, Corvallis, and the whole State of Oregon to celebrate and share their methods for hands-on learning. From the creative problem-solving skills so crucial to education in the 21st Century to the benefits of quick prototyping tools needed to drive an innovative economy, every discipline and every individual has something to learn and something to teach. Each year we host the Corvallis Maker Fair on the OSU campus, inviting maker groups of all ages and interests to share their love of making with community guests. We average between 40-50 maker groups and 1500-2000 visitors every year. Stipends are available to support maker exhibits. Spring Art, Engineering, Math, Science Charles Robinson:
541-737-6535
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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