Pre-K and Parent Engagement: As regional lead on this project (working with Frontier and Central Oregon STEM Hubs), we are working on gathering details on what early childhood providers would be interested in regarding STEM kits. We are also in the process of approvals for a PSA that would allow us to build out curriculum and professional development related to STEM kits. We are planning on starting with a natural resources kit, followed by kits in healthcare, coding/robotics, and engineering.


To support the Natural Resources Early Learning Kit, GO-STEM has partnered with the Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) to offer the following series.

Fostering Natural Curiosity Workshop Series

Have you noticed how innately curious young children are about the natural world around them? Are you interested in getting your early learners outside and in nature more often? Join us for a two workshop series intended to foster and further your young students’ curiosity of the natural world around them, all while learning foundational math, science, and literacy skills.

Participants can register for one or both workshops. Workshops will prepare you to use the respective guides for your teaching scenario which may be in person, digital or hybrid. 

Registration required. Offered at no cost to formal and non-formal Oregon educators. PDU’s available. Substitute reimbursement available.

Workshop 1: Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood 

Session dates and times:

  • Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 26th, 2021, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend both sessions.

Audience: PreK-2nd grade formal and nonformal educators, and caretakers of young children

Register and details:  http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops 

Learn about PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Learners here.

Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Thursday January 7th, 2021.

Workshop 2: Growing Up WILD

Session Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, February 2nd,   12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16th, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Please make every effort to attend both sessions.

Audience: PreK-2nd grade formal and non-formal educators, and caretakers of young children

Register and details: http://onrep.forestry.oregonstate.edu/workshops 

Learn about Growing Up WILD here.

Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Thursday January 14th, 2021.