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Spring 2015 SMILE Newsletter  May 29th, 2015

Our Spring Newsletter is out! Read all about our recent High School Challenge at OSU, regional challenges, updates from SMILE clubs around Oregon, and more.

If you have any activities, stories, or pictures that you would like to see featured in an upcoming newsletter, please send them to Abbe at

SMILE SPRING 2015 Newsletter


Published Again!  May 28th, 2015

This week our Nyssa and Ontario Clubs were featured in The Observer. The article talks about our recent Middle School Challenge at Eastern Oregon University. Check it out here!

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Cave Junction at the Middle School Challenge  May 27th, 2015

We have even more photos to share thanks to your e-mails! This week we received photos from Lorna Byrne Middle School enjoying themselves during our recent Middle School Challenge as well as performing activities in their own classroom. They participated in actives like making a scribbler and making a catapult. They turned out great! Check out more pictures on our Facebook page.

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Recap: Middle School and Elementary School Challenge 2015 at OSU Cascades  May 7th, 2015

We had a great time at all three Middle School and Elementary School Challenges this year. We ended the Challenge at Oregon State University’s Cascade Campus where elementary students learned about predator and prey relationships. AmeriCorps volunteers helped the students create habitats to help demonstrate these relationships. Check out their work below and on our Facebook page. Students also had a great time touring Central Oregon Community College and continued to make awesome solar ovens. We hope to see you next year!

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Recap: Middle School and Elementary School Challenge 2015 at Portland Community College  April 27th, 2015

This year’s challenge was focused around solar energy.  Middle school students made solar ovens and we were impressed with their results. While at Portland Community College, the elementary school students were introduced to exciting areas of study like physics, chemistry, biology for management of zoo animals, chemistry, and veteranary technician.  It looks like a fun time was had by all. Be sure to check out more pictures on our Facebook page.


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