So far this year, EHSC COEC has reached over 500 students through ten different OSU Precollege Program events.
Examples of Precollege Programs we have been involved with include:
- Winter Wonderings
- Discover the Scientists Within
- Science and Math Investigative Experiences (SMILE)
- Adventures in Learning
- CAMP – College Assistance Migrant Program
- 4-H Summer Conference
- Project HARVEST
The students range in age from 2nd – 12th grade and come from diverse areas of Oregon such as Eugene, Newport, Siletz, Salem, Ontario, and Corvallis. Diana Rohlman, COEC Program Coordinator took the lead with help at some events from Erin Madeen and other graduate students affiliated with the Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC). On the EHSC web page, there is a resource page for K-12 Educators, which includes curriculum, eNewsletter, workshops, and funding resources.
In addition, Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Lab hosted a 5th grade class on May 12th. See the story on the SRP blog: 5th Graders Experience All Aspects of Zebrafish Research. We also engage families at Davinci Days and Pet Days.