Our in-person classroom programs are available! For the 2021-22 school year, we'll offer limited classroom programming on Thursdays and Fridays to schools located within a one hour drive from the museum. Schools outside that area are invited to visit our Teaching Resources page to learn about online exhibits, free educator guides, and more.
 
Our K-8 outreach programs challenge students to be scientists or social scientists for a day, exploring Oregon’s geology, archaeology, history, and more—all in your classroom or school! 

Each program is taught by a trained museum educator and is aligned with Oregon and national content standards in science or social studies. Request your program today. 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Natural History and Science Programs
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  • Exploring Fossils (Grades 1-3) 
    See, touch, sort, and make predictions about real fossils. Discover how fossils are formed and what they can tell us about Oregon's ancient life and landscapes.
  • Ancient Animals of Oregon (Grades 2-5) 
    Study the skulls and teeth of modern animals and compare them with species from oregon's deep past, like the sabertooth cat, mammoth, and dire wolf. Students will visit activity stations to discover what teeth can tell us about an animal's diet. 
History and Culture Programs
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  • Oregon’s First Engineers (Grades 1-2)
    For millennia, Native Americans have used science and engineering to create tools, homes, clothing, and more – passing this knowledge down through generations. Explore artifacts designed by Oregon’s first engineers and try out your own engineering skills.
  • Investigating Artifacts (Grades 3-5) 
    Explore cultural artifacts from the four geographic regions of the state and discover how Oregon’s diverse Native peoples utilized the available natural resources to thrive in all types of environments.
  • Adventures in Archaeology (Grades 6-8)
    Become a history detective! Examine cultural artifacts and oral history to uncover clues about what life was like thousands of years ago for Oregon’s diverse Native peoples.
Program Costs
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  • $50 per program when scheduling three or more programs
  • $60 per program when scheduling up to two programs
  • Mileage expenses ($0.56/mile) added for locations outside of the Eugene/Springfield area

We offer a 50 percent discount on program fees for any school with 50 percent or more of its students eligible for free or reduced lunch

Scheduling and Planning
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  • Please submit a classroom outreach program request form at least two weeks prior to your requested program date. You will be contacted within one week to confirm your scheduled program dates.
  • Classroom programs are 60 minutes in length and require 15 to 20 minutes to set up and take down. You can maximize our time at your school by hosting all programs in one classroom, with different groups of students rotating through one space.
  • One program can accommodate a maximum of 35 students. However, additional classroom programs can be scheduled at the same school on the same day to reach more students.
Request your program.
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For the 2021-22 school year, we'll offer limited classroom programming on Thursdays and Fridays to schools located within a one hour drive from the museum. Submit your request today.

Questions? Contact us at mnchoutreach@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5019.

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