The world is alive with questions. At the Science Station, we spark curiosity and open doors to the possibilities of answering those questions. From using lasers to transmit sound, to levitating magnets and vaporizing gummy bears, we instill a sense of wonder in students. Innovation is a process that begins with imagination and experimentation and results in the discovery of something of value for society. Our goal is to enable youth to experience that innovative process. We teach students how the world works, opening their minds to the fact that science is more than facts in a book, it is a way to answer questions for the rest of their lives.
Here’s how we do it:
4th Grade Laboratory Science Experience
STEM field trip to Bend Science Station for every public school 4th grade student in Deschutes County.
Afterschool and Homeschool Programs
6-week sessions of hands-on laboratory science for elementary and middle school students.
Field Trips and Special Events Programming
Partnerships with local youth-serving agencies, including public and private schools.
OSU-C Teacher Education
Partnership with teaching programs at OSU-C to bring university students into our laboratory classrooms.
Online K-5 curriculum (including videos and supplies) developed for BLPS to help teachers deliver hands-on lessons during the COVID crisis.
Guided independent research program culminating in Northwest Science EXPO.
SHADE | Skin Cancer Awareness
Innovative curriculum combined with teacher training for a skin cancer awareness program focusing on sun safety.
SPARK | Igniting the Power of Science Education
Inquiry-based science instruction custom designed for the K-5 classroom.
STEM Beyond School
Partnership with OCF and BLPS to provide innovative, out-of-school STEM learning experiences to bolster middle school attendance and academic success among Oregon’s students of color, rural students and low-income students.
Exceptional interactive theme-based science day camps.
Teacher Training | STEM Ed
Professional development for inquiry-based science training; includes access to a state-of-the-art STEM Lending Library and NGSS/Amplify aligned curriculum.