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Location
Format

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

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 

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 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

Hit the Road 2-3

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.

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

Hit the Road 4-5

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

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.

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

Hit the Road 6-8

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.

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

Labor Day at Hancock

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
Family

Join us for an unforgettable weekend at Camp Hancock and learn about the geologic history and wildlife of the John Day Fossil Beds.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 29, 2014 to Sep 1, 2014
6pm Fri - Noon Mon
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$215/$265

Microscopy for Beginners

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

This lab is perfect for those interested in getting started in microscopy.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 23, 2014
10-11am Sat
OMSI
$8

Orca Camp

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

A visit to northern Washington’s San Juan Island provides an up-close look at seals and porpoises, calm water for canoeing, coastal hiking trails, and a chance to see orca whales.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
San Juan Island, WA
$575/$625
Registration Availability 

Oregon Shores 6-8

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

Compare and contrast estuaries, sandy dunes and rocky tide pools as we learn about the plants and animals in the diverse habitats of the Oregon coast.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Central Oregon Coast
$575/$625
Registration Availability 

Physics Phenomena

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

View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Sep 28, 2014
10-11am Sun
OMSI
$8

Soap Making

Format
Lab-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
5th — 12th & Family

Make soap while learning about the reactions that go into making soap and why it is so great at cleaning!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Sep 13, 2014
10-11:30am Sat
OMSI
$15

Teen Science Alliance:
Thinkineers

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Join the OMSI Thinkineers, the first tier of the Teen Science Alliance, to learn about and practice science, technology, art and engineering. Teens will work in small groups to resolve challenges and share these findings with OMSI visitors. Applications due December 1st.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Feb 7, 2015 to May 2, 2015
10am-4pm Saturdays (except March 21 & 28)
OMSI
$300

Microscopy for Beginners

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 23, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sat

This lab is perfect for those interested in getting started in microscopy.


Electricity & Magnetism

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 24, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sun

Learn how electricity and magnetism make our modern world possible.


Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$240-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

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


Backpacking:
Broken Top

Format
Backpacking
Location
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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


DigiGirls Web World

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 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.


Hit the Road 2-3

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Hit the Road 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Hit the Road 6-8

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Experience OMSI’s most popular field trips during a week of action-packed adventure. Each day we’ll “go mobile” with OMSI naturalists to explore the most fascinating areas around Portland and beyond. Note: This program includes an overnight.


Orca Camp

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

A visit to northern Washington’s San Juan Island provides an up-close look at seals and porpoises, calm water for canoeing, coastal hiking trails, and a chance to see orca whales.


Oregon Shores 6-8

Format
Traveling
Location
Central Oregon Coast
Date(s)
Aug 25-29, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Compare and contrast estuaries, sandy dunes and rocky tide pools as we learn about the plants and animals in the diverse habitats of the Oregon coast.


Labor Day at Hancock

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 29-Sep 1, 2014
Grade Level(s)
Family
Price Range
$215-$265
Start and end times
6pm Fri - Noon Mon

Join us for an unforgettable weekend at Camp Hancock and learn about the geologic history and wildlife of the John Day Fossil Beds.


Soap Making

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Sep 13, 2014
Grade Level(s)
5th — 12th & Family
Price Range
$15
Start and end times
10-11:30am Sat

Make soap while learning about the reactions that go into making soap and why it is so great at cleaning!


Art of the Microscope

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Sep 20, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sat

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.


Physics Phenomena

Format
Lab-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Sep 28, 2014
Grade Level(s)
3rd — 12th & Family
Price Range
$8
Start and end times
10-11am Sun

View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics.


Teen Science Alliance:
Thinkineers

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Feb 7-May 2, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$300 (financial aid is available)
Start and end times
10am-4pm Saturdays (except March 21 & 28)

Join the OMSI Thinkineers, the first tier of the Teen Science Alliance, to learn about and practice science, technology, art and engineering. Teens will work in small groups to resolve challenges and share these findings with OMSI visitors. Applications due December 1st.