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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 the online library calendar (or here in Spanish).
     
    Also, visit willamalane.org to find out about Willamalane's ongoing programs and special events, which are far too numerous to list here!

     
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 10/24/2017

    All students, K-12, are invited to submit entries for the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. contest. Entries may take the form of an essay, poem, speech, poster, video or artwork based on ths year's quote: "Let us stand up. Let us be a concerned generation."

    Grade 4-12 entries are due January 10th; K-3 entries are due January 12th. If you are interested in participating, contact your teacher. Entries will need to be delivered to the Bob Keefer Center, 250 S. 32nd St.

    All participants will be honored at a community celebration on January 15, 2018.

    See entry details attached.

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  • Library Bookmark Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 10/10/2017

    Entries are due Oct. 31. Download the form here.

    Library Bookmark Contest Entry Form

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  • UO Science Open House

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 9/29/2017

    Science Open House

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  • Sprout Children's Business Expo

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 9/18/2017

    Entrepeneurs of all ages are invited to this special business expo to show off their product or service ideas. Limited scholarships are available to help with supplies. Register before Oct. 15 and also get access to a free workshop for tips and techniques for your business idea.

    https://www.facebook.com/SproutExpo/

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  • Angela Awards for Middle School Girls in Science

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 9/13/2017

    The National Science Teachers Association's Angela Awards are open to girls in grades 5–8. One student who is involved or strongly connected to science will be selected to receive a $1,000 savings bond. 

    Requirements: Letter of nomination from teacher, parent, school administrator, or community leader; an essay written by the student about her interest and involvement in science and future aspirations; two letters of support.

    For more information, visit http://static.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Angela.pdf or ask your science teacher.

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  • A Town Hall with Abraham Lincoln

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 9/13/2017

    Well-known Lincoln actor Stephen Holgate is coming to the Walterville Grange on Sunday, October 15, starting at 2 p.m. Holgate will bring Abraham Lincoln alive in this 'town hall' program featuring selections from Lincoln's most famous speeches, followed by a question and answer session. This will be a wonderful opportunity for students to come and ask Lincoln their questions of the day! The event is free (donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going to the Leaburg Library), and refreshments will be served.

    Lincoln poster

     

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  • Library Poetry Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 3/28/2017

    Poetry contest poster

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  • Summer Experience in Science and Engineering

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/24/2017

    Freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in math and science may apply for this week-long cam especially for high school girls and minority students. Deadline is May 15. There is a fee, but full and partial scholarships are available. Visit cbee.oregonstate.edu/sesey for more details.

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  • BRING Recycling's Product Design Challenge

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/24/2017

    Students in all grades are invited to transform salvaged materials into new and relevant products, such as jewelry, furniture, home decor, etc. Students can sign up individually or as part of a team.

    All designers must participate in a mandatory Materials Selection Day on Saturday, March 4 between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. During the selection period, designers will pick from a pre-selected array of BRING material. These materials are FREE, and must be incorporated into your product design. If you are unable to attend the Materials Selection Day, you may schedule a make-up selection time (March 6 – 8).

    In addition to the free material, each designer or design team will receive $20 in BRING Bucks and $5 in MECCA Bucks to spend as they wish on salvaged materials. New materials and used materials from other sources may also be used.

    Designers have seven weeks from the Materials Selection Day to design and build their products. All projects must be completed by Saturday, April 22, and transported to Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center. 

    Visit bringrecycling.org/designchallenge for details.

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  • Young Artist Contest

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 2/24/2017

    Oreogn Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation invites students in grades 7-12 to submitartwork that showacases the beauty of Oregon agriculture. Entries in any media are welcome. There are even cash prizes. Visit goo.gl/RrdEQ7 for more information. The deadline is April 14.

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  • President's Environmental Youth Award

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 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 on 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 on 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 on 2/13/2017
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  • Oregon Legislature's Honorary Page Program

    Posted by Deb Jolda on 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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