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Free Family Fun Day on the Farm + Plant Sale, June 3rd

May 9, 2017

Come down to the farm for a FREE afternoon celebrating family, food and playing outdoors!! Schoolyard Farms and Ecology in Classrooms & Outdoors (ECO) are hosting the 2nd annual Family Fun Day on the Farm at the Candy Lane Elementary Farm and we would love for you to join us. There will be games, crafts, food, farm tours, raffle prizes and lots of fun! This event is open to the public, all are welcome. Free entertainment will include: Farm games + crafts with Schoolyard Farms Native Plant [...]

Summers Matter – Free Kindle Download on 6/21 & 6/22

June 21, 2016

SUMMER LEARNING BOOK FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS!    Celebrate the start of summer!   Download “Summers Matter: 10 Things Every Parent, Teacher, & Principal Should Know About June, July, & August” FREE on Kindle for two days only: June 21 & 22nd. Written by National Summer Learning Association founder Matthew Boulay.  <!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt [...]

Girls Build PDX Summer Camp

March 24, 2016

This summer girls will build a playhouse during the Girls Build PDX Camp at the Portland of University Campus and is an excellent opportunity for girls to learn fun building basics and mechanical engineering in a safe environment from female role models. This is a hands on experience for girls to explore hammering, painting, soldering copper, concrete, roofing, electrical, wire circuits and much more. Girls will use the chopsaw, drill, hammer, speed square, tape measure and other hand tools. [...]

National Youth Science Camp – Applications Due 3/25!

March 21, 2016

Are you a graduating high school senior who would love a fun and engaging summer science experience? Two graduating high school seniors from Oregon will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds.  The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight camping trips into the Monogahela National Forest, and a visit to Washington [...]

Summer 2016 Applications Now Open “App Camp for Girls”

March 14, 2016

App Camp For Girls is a one-week summer day program where girls can put their creative powers to work, designing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by women mentors in the field. The dates are: Portland, OR: July 11 – 15 & August 15-19 Vancouver, BC: July 18 – 22 Seattle, WA: July 18 – 22 Phoenix, AZ: July 25 – 29 Applicants must be local area girls entering 8th or 9th grade in Fall 2016. The deadline for your [...]

College Goal Oregon offers financial aid assistance events at 40 sites statewide

January 1, 2016

Students and families across the state have the opportunity to access free, on-site help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this winter, through College Goal Oregon (CGO). Free events are being offered at 40 sites statewide in January and February of 2015; for details visit www.CollegeGoalOregon.gov. [...]

Hour Of Code Lesson Plan

November 18, 2015

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. Are you and your students participating? Here's some general information and a sample lesson plan. Happy coding! [...]

Oregon’s STEM Hub Network Nationally Recognized

September 29, 2015

The STEM Funders Network announced last week that Oregon’s Statewide Regional STEM Hub Network will be joining a select cohort of communities from across the country to launch the national STEM Ecosystems Initiative. This project, built on over a decade of research into successful STEM collaborations seeks to nurture and scale effective science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning opportunities for all young people. [...]

Portland Mini Maker Faire: Sept 12-13

September 10, 2015

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for youth. [...]
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