4-H has programs in both Benton County & Linn County OSU Extension Service. 4-H is a Youth Development program focused on building confidence, competence, character, compassion, and connection in youth.
Albany Parks & Recreation is one of the Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub major partners. They offer STEM programming through their Albany Exploration Zone activities.
Albany Public Library provides programming for youth including storytimes, take home kits, and more!
AWSEM Clubs are designed to nurture girls’ interest in STEM by providing a program of hands-on activities paired with positive adult women STEM role models. The goal of the clubs is to introduce girls to STEM career fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented.
The Corvallis Environmental Center's Farm to School program increases the use of local foods in our schools and encourages children to make healthy eating choices.
Heart of the Valley Astronomers is a society of amateur astronomers dedicated to educational and community outreach. Visit their website to learn about their virtual star party activities.
Library of Things is a collection of Science & Technology, Home & Garden, Recreation, STEAM and board games.
The Lebanon Public Library has a Library of Things collection consisting of games and cake pans (with more items to come soon!). The library's Facebook page also shares many events and take-home kit opportunities.
Roll up your sleeves and join their all-ages, family-friendly Makers Club at the Corvallis-Benton County library. Go hi-tech with virtual reality, 3D printing and programming. Get lo-tech with arts and crafts. Experiment with circuits, robots, and construction.
As an effort to support Oregon families and teachers sheltering in place during this COVID-19 pandemic, OSU Precollege Programs will continue to share links to educational resources. They are continuously compiling a list of free learning resources from various educational sources to support youth K-12 activities at home and continued learning.
OSU Extension educators have put together these activities and resources for youth and families. Activities are broken down into categories: Nature and the Outdoors, STEM, College & Career Readiness, and much more.
The Scalawags are a FIRST Robotics Team and a Boy Scout Venture Crew looking to recruit any and all high school students, mentors, and sponsors. Learn more about their activities and FIRST Robotics on their Facebook page.
Team 957 SWARM is the merger of South (Team 1130) and West (Team 957) Albany, two high schools that have decided to put aside their rivalry and join forces in order to create one amazing robotics team. The overarching goal is to provide each student with a positive experience as member of a development team focused on using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to build a robot for FIRST competition.
WILD (Wonder Investigate Learn Discover) is an outdoor-based STEAM-enrichment program designed to guide students through hands-on lessons, outdoor adventures, field trips, and more.