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Oregon Partnership with National Learning Festival Fuels STEM Week Events! (Photo) - 04/30/21

STEM Oregon has partnered with Remake Learning Days, the Nation’s Largest Learning Festival. 

For the seventh annual STEM Week, STEM Oregon has partnered with Remake Learning Days bringing national awareness,  grants, and new STEM Week events to Oregon.  Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) celebrates learning in 17+ regions, with family-friendly learning events designed to engage caregivers, parents and kids around the country. Oregon’s network of regional STEM Hubs will celebrate RLDAA during Oregon STEM Week, May 8th-16th. 

Sixteen mini-grants were awarded to STEM Week event hosts throughout the state of Oregon. Funding for these grants was made possible by Remake Learning Days Across America and distributed by Future School Lab, an Oregon education innovation partner. While every event offers participants something different, all of these events are focused on engaging participants and families from underserved and underrepresented populations in the area. 

You and Your Family are Invited to the Following STEM Week Events! To find in-person or virtual events that match your family and students’ interest, explore the event list below or visit the interactive event maps located on these websites: 

Congratulations to the following mini-grant supported STEM Week Events! 

South-Metro Salem 

LEGO Follies - Dallas Public Library- May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/lego-follies/

Join us at the Dallas Public Library for Lego fun! We’ll create LEGO initial art, LEGO painting, Blind Building and a  Spin Challenge.

Take and Make STEAM Bags - Tualatin Public Library - May 10-15, 11:00am - 5:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/take-and-make-steam-bags/

This week's Take and Make crafts are inspired by STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Make a sponge boat and test out water tension, see how plastic wrap hardens with heat while making shrink art charms, or complete a simple circuit to make a light-up bookmark. Bags are available in the lobby as supplies last.

Rock Collecting and Flying on Mars - Dallas Public Library - May 15, 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/rock-collecting-and-flying-on-mars/

A spacecraft the size of a small SUV, with a tiny helicopter onboard, has landed on Mars! The Perseverance Rover is seeking samples of material that may contain evidence of life on Mars. And Ingenuity has successfully made the very first controlled, powered flight on another planet! Find out about both spacecraft and their missions during this upcoming Space Talk!"

Dinos in the Park: a Family STEAM Adventure - Mt Angel Public Library - May 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/dinos-in-the-park-a-family-steam-adventure/

Join us in Humpert Park May 15th 11:00-1:00 for Dino-mite adventure for the entire family! Explore the history of dinos in Oregon, discover what makes a dino a dino, examine dinosaur fossils, and more through hands-on exhibits, activities, take-home packets, prizes and even a dino-snack!. This free activity is brought to you by Mt. Angel Public Library and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

At-Home Astronomy STEM Week - Willamina Public Library - Multiple Dates and Times

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/at-home-astronomy-stem-week/

Willamina Public Library partnered with South Yamhill River Astronomy Club to offer daily activities for our community members to learn and explore astronomy. Join us the week of May 8th-16th, 2021 for Activities, Space Exploration, StoryTime, and a Club Meeting.
 

Umpqua Valley

STEAM Week at the Library - Glendale Community Library - Multiple Dates and Times

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/steam-week-at-the-library-activities-to-inspire-stem-thinking/

Join us for a week of STEAM activities May 10-15th at Glendale Community Library!

On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday we will engage in hands-on, minds-on projects that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Come design, invent and get inspired!

Southern Oregon 

Mazama STEM&M Explorer Week - Klamath County School District - Multiple Dates and  Times

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/mazama-stemm-explorer-week/

Mazama STEM&M students will lead 5 days of STEM activities for local elementary students. These days will have kits for pickup from schools for students to take home utilize. High School students will organize and lead these days and online sessions. Join us in exploring STEM&M in the Klamath Basin.

Portland Metro 

STEM Like a Girl Virtual Workshop- STEM Like a Girl  - May 16 ,1:00pm - 3:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/stem-like-a-girl-virtual-workshop/

Hands-on STEM activities will focus on building designs based on engineering principles. Make paper rockets, build and test boats for strength, and design a balloon powered car! For girls in 3rd-5th grades (siblings welcome!). Please note that while the mission of STEM Like a Girl is to promote and encourage girls in STEM, all are welcome to attend our events regardless of gender or gender identity. Scholarships available upon request. 

Aviation & Aerospace - STEM Week- Airway Science for Kids, PDX - Multiple Dates and Times 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/aviation-aerospace-stem-week/

We will host virtual and live events (restrictions permitting) for each day of STEM week. Each event focuses on an aspect of aviation and aerospace including visits with industry experts and hands-on explorations.

Lane County 

Balloon Bonanza - Creswell Family Resource Center - May 12, 4:00-4:30pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/balloon-bonanza/

Children and families will experiment with baking soda and vinegar to blow up balloons with a hidden message on them that will only be revealed when inflated. This project is great for littles under 5 and their adults to have some fun, but is open to everyone to enjoy!

Take and Make Magnetic Slime - Lane Library District (Creswell Library) - May 14, 4:00-5:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/take-and-make-magnetic-slime/

Grab a take and make kit and get to work at home! Create slime that will reach, crawl, and follow a magnet.

Oregon Coast

Make and Take Suncatchers -Toledo Public Library - May 8, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/make-and-take-suncatcher/

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and make a flower petal suncatcher. Stop by the Toledo Public Library for all the materials to make this beautiful craft - just in time for Mother's Day!

Make a Terrific Terrarium - Siletz Public Library - May 8, 10:30am - 1:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/make-a-terrific-terrarium/

Children ages 5-12 are invited to make their own terrarium using soil, moss, rocks, and plants. Learn about how to help your terrarium thrive.

Framed Sun Catchers - Oceanspray Family Center - May 10, 3:30pm - 5:30 pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/nature-suncatchers/

Framed Nature Suncatchers. We will take students outside to explore plants, insects and all round. Come back into the office and work on suncatchers, trying to use as many different things from nature

Nature Sun Catchers - Innovative Concepts for Families of Lincoln county - May 13, 3:30-pm - 5:30pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/nature-suncatchers-2/

We will take students outside to explore plants, insects and all round. Come back into the office and work on suncatchers, trying to use as many different things from nature as possible in your creation!

Greater Oregon 

Aquatic Insect Survey - Wild School Homeschool - May 14, 10:00am - 11:00am 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/aquatic-insect-water-quality-survey-at-petes-pond/

We will be learning about aquatic insects that live in Pete's Pond and sampling for macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects) and we will also be testing water quality. Lastly, we will do some nature journaling and draw some insects!

Native Tree and Shrub Planting - Wild School Homeschool - May 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

https://remakelearningdays.org/event/native-tree-and-shrub-planting/

We will be planting native trees and shrubs to enhance plant diversity and water quality of Pete's Pond.  

Join us for STEM Week, May 8th-16th, to explore STEM with your family in your community, or from home! 

Oregon’s regional STEM Hubs create equitable access to real-world STEM experiences for learners across Oregon, igniting students’ passion for STEM. Oregon’s STEM Hub network was honored as a Learning Forerunner in education by Finland’s HundrED.org in 202.

Find out more about HundrED.org here: https://hundred.org/en/innovations/oregon-stem-hubs#4b6a3c01

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