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All About Earthquakes

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family

Why do earthquakes happen? Will we get a large earthquake in Oregon or Washington? Experiment with a simple earthquake model  to see how well you can forecast an earthquake.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2014
10-11am Sun
OMSI
$8

Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th

Bring your stop-motion ideas and animated designs to this class. Continue a mini-movie or start with a fresh, new project.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Art of the Microscope

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family

We will explore ways to capture creative images by using the camera on your phone with a microscope. It is highly recommended to have taken OMSI's Beginner Microscopy lab first.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Sep 20, 2014
10-11am Sat
OMSI
$8

Astronomy Camp 4-5

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Learn about the stars, planets, sun and moon under clear night skies at Camp Hancock.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 9-12

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Practice locating star clusters and galaxies with a telescope, then take your new skills to one of the largest and most popular astronomy events in the country: Oregon Star Party.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$565/$615

Backpacking:
Broken Top

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Backpack into the Cascades to explore geologic forces and alpine ecosystems.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Steens

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Spend a week backpacking and exploring the exquisite and isolated Steens Mountain in Southeastern Oregon. You will be one of the rare few who ever has!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Steens Mountain, OR
$565-$615

Backpacking:
Teen Girls

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Join an all-girl crew for a trek through the stunning alpine scenery of central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness area to study volcanic geology and alpine ecology.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Three Sisters

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Travel along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and explore glacially carved lakes and moraines.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Backpacking:
Wallowas

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Backpack into the Wallowa Mountains as we practice modern orienteering, learn to use minimum-impact camping techniques, and explore the cultural and natural history of the area.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Biking Portland 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Adventuring, Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Join OMSI and the Community Cycling Center to learn how to navigate the city by bike. Students will build on riding skills and learn basic bicycle maintenance and repair.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$285/$335
Registration Availability 

Can You Dig It?

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Dig into this geologic adventure to find out why volcanoes erupt and why the Earth shakes.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 

Coastal Explorers

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Travel to the Oregon coast and use your senses to explore the landscape.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$515/$565

Cooking Up Science

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Explore complex chemistry concepts and delve deep into the science of cooking.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 

Crazy Constellations

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Learn the legends behind the constellations and the science that makes our night sky so amazing.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

DigiGirls Web World

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th

In this digital exploration, girls will design and animate e-cards, and create characters for their own web cartoons and music videos.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Electricity & Magnetism

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family

Learn how electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 24, 2014
10-11am Sun
OMSI
$8

Flash Cartoons & Diaries

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Create your own interactive and animated life story to take home.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Fossils & Geology

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found near Camp Hancock.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

FSI:
Forensic Science Investigator

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Learn how modern forensic techniques are used to solve crimes.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.


Biking Portland 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$285-$335
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Join OMSI and the Community Cycling Center to learn how to navigate the city by bike. Students will build on riding skills and learn basic bicycle maintenance and repair.


Can You Dig It?

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Dig into this geologic adventure to find out why volcanoes erupt and why the Earth shakes.


Cooking Up Science

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Explore complex chemistry concepts and delve deep into the science of cooking.


DigiGirls Web World

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

In this digital exploration, girls will design and animate e-cards, and create characters for their own web cartoons and music videos.


Fossils & Geology

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found near Camp Hancock.


FSI:
Forensic Science Investigator

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Learn how modern forensic techniques are used to solve crimes.


Kitchen Chemistry - Grade 1

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
1st
Price Range
$165-$185
Start and end times
1:30-4pm Mon-Fri

In this edible chemistry adventure, kids will explore science concepts as we make muffins and “munch, munch” more.


Kitchen Chemistry - Grade K

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
K
Price Range
$165-$185
Start and end times
9am-11:30am Mon-Fri

In this edible chemistry adventure, kids will explore science concepts as we make muffins and “munch, munch” more.


LEGO® Robotics II 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

This advanced class will build on techniques learned in our popular LEGO Robotics class. Students will delve deeper into the world of robotics and become masters of their own LEGO creation.


Lewis & Clark Naturalists

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Learn how Lewis & Clark used canoeing, fire-building, navigation and scientific observation on their epic journey.


Media Mania

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Create a working telegraph, personal website, blog and more.


Research Team:
San Juan Island

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Aug 4-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Spend a two-week island getaway researching and monitoring the ecosystems of San Juan Island with OMSI naturalists.


Rockets Away

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Students will have a blast with rockets as they experiment with Isaac Newton’s laws of motion to build and test a variety of rocket designs.


Seaweed, Snails & Gray Whale Tails

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Observe marine life up-close and learn about incredible adaptations.


Volcanoes & Caves 6-8

Format
Traveling
Location
Newberry National Volcanic Monument, OR
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join us as we travel and camp around the Newberry Caldera and Crater Lake National Park for an up-close look at how volcanoes shape our landscape.


Wilderness Survival

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 4-8, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Develop intermediate survival skills such as plant identification, fire-making, orienteering, animal tracking and shelter building.


All About Earthquakes

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 10, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sun

Why do earthquakes happen? Will we get a large earthquake in Oregon or Washington? Experiment with a simple earthquake model  to see how well you can forecast an earthquake.


Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Animation brings math, science and the creative arts together in extraordinary ways. Experience this expressive medium as we investigate stop-motion techniques and motion picture perspectives.


Backpacking:
Teen Girls

Format
Backpacking
Location
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join an all-girl crew for a trek through the stunning alpine scenery of central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness area to study volcanic geology and alpine ecology.


Backpacking:
Three Sisters

Format
Backpacking
Location
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Travel along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness area and explore glacially carved lakes and moraines.


Can You Dig It?

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Dig into this geologic adventure to find out why volcanoes erupt and why the Earth shakes.


Crazy Constellations

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Learn the legends behind the constellations and the science that makes our night sky so amazing.


Flash Cartoons & Diaries

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Create your own interactive and animated life story to take home.


Games Galore II

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 11-15, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Building on skills learned in Games Galore, students will challenge themselves to learn how computers and keyboards interact to control programs.