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Students, be sure to check out our great local resources for ongoing opportunities!

For example, we encourage you to visit the Springfield Public Library website frequently to see everything they have going on. For example, did you know that every Tuesday at 4:30 the library has fun programming for teens? Click here to see or download the latest library calendar in English and Spanish.
Also, visit willamalane.org to find out about Willamalane's ongoing programs and special events, which are far too numerous to list here!
  • President's Environmental Youth Award

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 2/20/2017

    The President's Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) recognizes K-12 students and their efforts to protect the environment. The award promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement.

    Winning projects have included restoring natural habitats, starting recycling programs at school and in communities, and installing renewable energy projects. Applications are due March 1, 2017.

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  • Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Symposium

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 2/20/2017

    All science-minded high school students are invited to the 5th Annual WISE Symposium on Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Churchill High School Auditorium. This free event will include workshops in science, bioscience, engineering, medicine, technology and more taught by professionals and college students. Meet students from the OSU engineering department and UO Physics department. Rub elbows with professionals in bio science, science, and medical technologists, and meet keynote speaker, Olenka Cullinan, national STEM speaker and founder of Rising Tycoons. Win prizes. Lunch included. Registration required.


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  • UO Science and Invention Fair

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 2/13/2017

    Calling all Mad Scientists, Inventors and Investigators! The 6th annual UO Science and Invention Fair will be hosted in the Willamette Hall Atrium April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    There's still time to register a project; cost is $20. Click here for a flyer. Details and resources on the website.

    Don't have a project? That's okay! The fair itself is free - come enjoy the free workshops, activities, and demo show. Volunteers are also needed.

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  • Youth Math Festival

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 2/13/2017

    Youth Math Festival

    More info here

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  • Oregon Legislature's Honorary Page Program

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 1/18/2017

    Here's a cool opportunity to spend the day watching how laws are passed! The Oregon House and Senate are accepting apps for students ages 12-18 for the 2017 Honorary Page Program.

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  • 2017 MLK Student Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 12/9/2016

    All K-12 students are invited to submit some form of creative work for this year's' MLK Contest, around the quote: "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."  Students may submit a poster, video, photographic display or some other type of artwork; an essay or poem; orcompose a letter to a local or national elected official. Grades 4-12 entries are due by Jan. 10, 6 p.m.; grades K-3 entries are due by Jan. 13. Click here for detailed information and full submission guidelines. (En español) Work will be displayed and awards shared at Springfield's MLK Celebration at Springfield High.

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  • Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 10/18/2016

    Opportunities are available for girls in 9-11th grades to participate in the 2017 Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program. This is a very accessible program, with no fees to enter, and no pageant experience needed. Deadline to register is November 1, the competition will be held February 4, 2017. Areas of competition are talent, interview, academic achievement, formal wear and fitness.

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  • Library Bookmark Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 10/11/2016

    K-12 students are invited to submit their bookmark designs for this year's contest at the Springfield Public Library. This year's theme is "Build a Betteer orld." Entries are due by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31. See the entry form for more details.

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  • Free Library Cards

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 10/11/2016

    Thanks to grant funds, the library is now able to offer free cards for one year to all students who attend Springfield schools, even if they live outside city limits. Parents or guardians can submit the completed application forms (English - Spanish) to their teacher, their school office or the library. Forms are also available at the schools.

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  • NAACP Programs

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 9/29/2016

    Students and their families are invited to the NAACP program kickoff event on October 8 from 10 to 2. Find out more about ACT-SO, the Youth Council, and BTS tutoring services. Visit http://naacplanecounty.org/programs/ for more information.

    NAACP Kickoff October 8

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  • Calling All Student Artists

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 8/9/2016

    CALC mural

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  • Youth Assistants Wanted

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 7/1/2016

    The Brattain House is seeking two youth, ages 16 to 18, to work as part of a team in the development and implementation of summer activities for youth in 6th and 7th grades. These are paid positions for up to 140 hours between July 18 and September 2. Click here to read the job description or here to apply.

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  • Attend NCAA Championships for Free

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 6/2/2016

    The City of Eugene is inviting K-12 students to attend the NCAA Track and Field Championships for free on Friday, June 10 at 4:30 and Saturday, June 11 at 1:30. They will have a special program with athletes on Saturday. K-8 kids can bring a chaperone for free. Click here to see the flyer with registration information.



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  • Springfield Artists Wanted

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 5/9/2016

    The City of Springfield is launching its first-ever UpStream Art project and is calling on local artists of all ages to submit proposed art to paint storm drains in the downtown area to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting our rivers, stream habitat, and aquatic wildlife. UpStream Art also provides a platform to creatively illustrate the importance of storm drains, their function, and their connection to our waterways.

    The 2016 theme is “Drains to Stream” – as many people may not realize that most pollutants entering storm drains flow untreated into our local waterways.

    The deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Monday, June 13. Entries must be original artwork and interested artists must complete the Application Packet. Application Packets and additional information about UpStream Art is available at www.springfieldstreams.org and click on the UpStream Art link.

    If selected to paint a storm drain, each artist must be available to paint and complete the artwork August 12 and 13, 2016 (painting will start on the same day as the Second Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield and will be completed during the Art & Chalk Fest event).

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  • Teen Summer Volunteer Fair

    Posted by Deb Jolda at 5/6/2016

    Springfield Public Library is holding a Teen Summer Volunteer Fair on Friday, May 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. Beat summer boredom by making your summer count. Volunteer and make a difference in your community. Learn about volunteer opportunities for teens from eight different community organizations: Science Factory, Food for Lane County, Migrant Education, Willamalane, Springfield Public Library, Greenhill Humane Society, United Way and Worksource Oregon.

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