STEAM Week Oregon, May 8–16, 2021 (FREE to All)

Our seventh annual STEAM Week event will take place May 8 – 16 and is FREE to participants. The mission of the week is to raise awareness of STEAM Education, celebrate and engage in hands-on, minds on learning for all and to highlight our many partners who deliver quality STEAM education on a regular basis. The theme is: Design, Invent, Inspire. Our partnerships also extend beyond our community and connect to a statewide movement known as STEM Oregon.

This year, we are thrilled to partner with ReMake Learning Days Across America for the first time! We are looking for people to lead STEAM activities. Mini grants are available for public events.

Hosting an event? Register your event here!

STEAM WEEK ACTIVITIES include:
Virtual Fields Trips Daily Challenges Partner Activities Professional Learning
Scroll down this page to learn about the amazing activities and ways to participate!

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual  industry field trips organized by Oregon Connections that connect students to industry professionals. Perfect for TEACHERS and STUDENTS. Click on the IMAGE to explore the field trips and to register:


Daily Challenges *Perfect for at home or in the classroom.

Click on the links below to access Daily Challenges. 

 

Make-It Monday 

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Crearlo Lunes 

Take Apart Tuesday

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Desmontar Objetos Martes  

 

What Are You Wondering Wednesday? 

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¿Qué Se Está Preguntando?
Miércoles

 

Think About It Thursday

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Piénselo El Jueves  

 

Field Trip Friday 

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Excursión Viernes 

 

Sounds and Shadows Saturday

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Sonidos Y Sombras Sábado

 

 

 

 

Soaring Sunday

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Volar En Lo Alto Domingo  

 


Partner Activities

STEAM Saturdays – May 8 and 15 – Eastwood Self-Guided Nature Trail Walk

Click on this link to learn more about this wonderful area located at east of Eastwood Elementary School – Situated on Deer Creek in East Roseburg is a nature area which includes a fish hatchery, a pond, a Ponderosa Pine forest and Native American Plank House. The Eastwood Nature Trail is approximately one mile in a circular path that is a flat, easy walk. Side trails lead up to overlooks and additional learning opportunities. 


Boys & Girls Club of Umpqua Valley will hand out STEAM kits to their families and post daily challenges on Facebook. 


Learn Coding – May 10 at 5:00 pm. VIRTUAL event. Bright Futures Umpqua will teach coding and share information about computer science careers. Register here.


Glendale Community Library is planning onsite Daily Challenges activities for families Wednesday, May 12 (3:30-5:00 pm), Friday, May 14 (11:30-1:00 pm) and Saturday May 15 (11:30-1:00 pm). For more information visit, www.libraryglendale.org


Wildlife Safari will be distributing owl pellet kits on a first come first serve basis, May 8 – 9.


Elkton Community Center – will provide a virtual tour of the butterfly garden on Field Trip Friday, May 14. – More details coming soon


Professional Learning

The Oregon STE(A)M Hubs are hosting a statewide viewing of the documentary Picture a Scientist (view the trailer) and we invite you to join us (May 9-15). This film tackles the impacts of gender discrimination in science and challenges us to engage in systemic change.

You can watch this film individually and join us for a regional discussion among K-12 educators on Monday, May 10 at 4 pm PT. We will send you a link to the documentary based on your registration. Register here!  

Use the discussion and action guide to reflect on the film and commit to steps that will improve conditions for students and science educators/faculty at your school or institution.

 

Here’s a fantastic article about an overview of some of the activities planned: JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF STEAM

 
Here’s a look at previous STEAM Extravanzas connected to STEM Week!

Read about this year’s event: http://www.dcpss.org/creating-steam-opportunities-together/

Read about the 2018 STEAM Extravaganza in The News-Review at https://bit.ly/32bqUe2.

Read about previous STEAM Extravaganzas at www.dcpss.org/soaking-up-steam.

What is the STEAM Extravaganza?

It’s a gathering to showcase activities and connections Douglas County folks are making in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, with artful innovation tying it all together. It will be a family-fun day for all ages, highlighting efforts and projects of schools, clubs, nonprofit groups, businesses and other organizations. We will provide tours of UCC sites involved in STEAM education, and information on numerous UCC STEAM-related courses that lead directly to dynamic jobs.

We have a STEAM identity in Douglas County, and we're looking to expand it.
Part of the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub’s mission is to build on an existing STEAM foundation that can revitalize our community, educationally as well as economically. “Not everybody realizes that we have a STEAM identity in Douglas County, and we’re looking to expand it,” said STEAM Hub Project champion Grace Goodson. “There is a lot of cool stuff going on; we want to make sure everybody knows it.”

Get in touch with us.

Please contact us if you’d like to host and lead an event!