This free event kicks off Plant Science Week in Portland, declared by Mayor Ted Wheeler ahead of Plant Biology 2022, the joint meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB).
Participate in outdoor educational activities that helps your family understand plants and plant life.
Visit https://plantbiology.aspb.org/plant-science-saturday/ to learn more.
We are a theater company dedicated to bringing the joy of the theater to neurodiverse populations. We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to communicate and experience the world in a positive and meaningful way. Our camps and classes focus on teaching social skills, team work, and problem solving through the art of theater. Children gain valuable social skills and peer interactions through participating in our small group classes. Speak and Be Heard Theater is run by a certified Speech and Language Pathologist who has more than 14 years of experience working with neurodiverse populations including children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, and more. Head to our website to learn more about summer camps and classes and to register.
Friends of Tryon Creek is a community supported non-profiting connecting kids to nature since 1970 at Tryon Creek State Natural Area in SW Portland. Tryon Forest Adventures – an active full day outdoor camp experience for ages 7 to 12. Taking place in spring and summer. Youth explore life in the forest by working together to examine the ecology and people that create an interdependent urban park. They interact on a social level to enhance friendship building and learn diverse perspectives. Each day incorporates classic Tryon Creek activities like hiking, nature observation, and fort building, in addition too culturally inclusive stories and art projects.
The Milwaukie School of Guitar is a private music school in Milwaukie, Oregon offering private instruction in Guitar and Ukulele to students ages 5 through adult. Lessons are fun, engaging, and low-pressure. Centrally located on SE McLoughlin Blvd (Hwy 99) near Sellwood, the school is easily accessible for families located in Southeast Portland, Happy Valley, Oak Grove, and of course Milwaukie.
Lessons are offered both in-person as well as online, and are scheduled weekly with a month-to-month commitment. The Milwaukie School of Guitar is actively growing, adding new staff, services, and instruments. For the most up-t0-date information, visit http://www.MilwaukieSchoolofGuitar.com.
Originating with virtual-programming in Fall 2020, Imagine Theatre offers intentional programming for students ages 7-18 in the areas of dance, voice, acting, comedy, musical theatre and technical theater. Students explore these themes through our educational offerings (classes, workshops, camps, etc.) and performance opportunities (Mainstage offerings, and education rooted performance opportunities.)
Education – Classes, Camps, & Leadership
– Classes –
For students 7-18, Imagine offers educational programming on a quarterly basis. During our Fall, Winter, & Spring terms, students can register for classes based in the the themes of dance, voice/music, acting, musical theatre, comedy, and technical theatre. Classes are an intentional place for students to grow deep in what they love. Our three core classes (Voice Core, Dance Core, and Acting Core) are the root of all other classes. Most of the other classes offered require one or more the Core classes having been already taken.
– Camps –
For students 7-18, Imagine offers a wide variety of summer programming that includes Camps, Intensives, and Workshops. Imagine camps are one of the best ways to first engage with the programming, as they are packed with tons of fun, learning, performances, and skilled teachers. With week-long, two-week, and evening-only offerings, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
– Artists Committed to Serve (ACTS) –
For High school students, Imagine Theatre offers an intentional leadership program (ACTS) that empowers and guides student leaders in creating a strong community amongst all Imagine students and creating ways to meaningfully engage with the larger community around us. The ACTS team does all of this while engaging in learning about what it means to be good leaders through learning about communication styles, leadership styles, ethical leadership, community-development, organizational strategies, marketing, communications, and more.
– Teaching Artists –
Our educational offerings are taught by skilled and experienced Teaching Artists. Many of the Imagine Theatre Teaching Artists work in the theatre/art/music field, are professional artists, and/or hold relevant degrees/certificates in theatre, education, music, etc.
Performance – Mainstage, The Studio
Imagine Theatre offers unique and meaningful performance opportunities through our Mainstage & The Studio programs.
– Mainstage –
Imagine Theatre’s Mainstage program offers a stage experience for larger shows and performers of any level.
– The Studio –
Imagine Theatre’s The Studio program is an intentional performance based-learning program that offers unique projects for students seeking ways to experiment, grow, and learn as artists.
Code Galaxy offers the most comprehensive online coding classes Portland students can enroll in. All classes are taught live by qualified teachers at a time that works for you. The Code Galaxy Portland offers programming skills for elementary and middle-schoolers through thrilling and interactive projects. If you want your kids to learn career and social skills that will be useful for them throughout their entire lives, our project-based coding school Portland students cherish facilitates that. Students take ownership of what they are learning as they dive deep into the world of computer science. We offer courses on game development, design, web development, Python programming, and other STEM-related programs.
Enroll today or sign-up for a free trial and learn why Code Galaxy is the coding school Portland families love the most!
The Service Learning Project (SLP) is an action civics program for elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth. Through our in school, after school, and virtual programs, our students become leaders and agents of positive change in their communities by working together to help solve social problems of their choice. The students are in charge at SLP – every step of the process is youth-driven – and every final project has a real and profound impact.
We are currently accepting applications for our spring 2021 virtual SLP Lab. Participants will work together with a group of their peers to use their voices to make positive change in their community and beyond. The students are in charge at SLP! They will decide what issue to tackle, become experts on the problem through hands-on research, and then take concrete steps to implement their chosen solution.
Here are the details:
- What: An opportunity for young people to make real change on a social issue they are passionate about. Each Lab includes a weekly group meeting during the after-school hours along with independent work between meetings.
- When: Spring Labs begin the week of January 25 and end the week of April 26.
- Who: 4th-12th grade students from anywhere in the U.S.
- Where: Online! Group meetings will take place through Zoom.
- How: Submit your application here. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until January 13.
- Why: Participating in action civics can help young people feel connected and empowered during this incredibly challenging time.
North Avenue is a Portland-based tutoring company specializing in test preparation, study skills coaching, and academic tutoring. We believe every student can be prepared for a vibrant future.
A holistic approach to pedagogy guides our team of accomplished tutors and intuitive support staff to ensure an exceptional experience for every student. Our rigorous programs and proven methods empower students to take charge of their learning, cultivating curiosity and a yearning for knowledge that will last a lifetime.
Our offerings include:
- SAT, PSAT, and ACT prep
- AP/IB tutoring
- Math and science enrichment
- Small-group classes and workshops
Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat in our LEGO-inspired STEM summer camps! Kids learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while playing with LEGO. Campers engineer interesting projects, engage in critical thinking and work collaboratively. Let your child’s imagination run wild with over 20,000 LEGO pieces. Programs include themes such as Star Wars, Minecraft, Harry Potter, Super Heroes and Robotics. Play-Well is offering tons of camps in the Portland area. Check out info on our afterschool enrichment, birthday parties, scout workshops and more on our website – http://www.play-well.org.
Brain Balance achievement centers in Portland and Tualatin Oregon. We help your child who may be struggling with academic, behavioral, social challenges in Portland. Our holistic program helps kids who may be diagnosed with ADHD, Sensory challenges, autism and impulse control issues find success without the use of drugs. Schedule an assessment today in Portland or Tualatin at one of our Brain Balance centers. Your child may have auditory or visual processing delays that may be impeding his or her development. We can help you figure out why they are struggling.
We are your brand new family hangout! We have activities that range from live music, dance, cooking classes, amazing meals, yoga, fitness, art, music and so much more.
Olive Branch School Montessori
Creating an environment that appreciates and nourishes the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. Providing opportunities to build the ability to act independently and make decisions without adult dependency. “We must begin our work by preparing the child for the forms of social life, and we must attract his attention to these forms” (The Montessori Method, p121), helping children becoming life long learners and compassionate innovators rooted in respect, responsibility and resourcefulness. Full licensed facility, accredited and trained Montessori guides, 8:1 ratio, 16 child maximum. A small, responsive class size that helps each child develop to their full potential
Hello World is a nonprofit weeklong programming summer camp designed to let girls entering grades 6-9 get down-and-dirty with real code. The curriculum is full of fun challenges, interactive animations and individualized attention, all designed to let girls intuitively explore programming rather than routley memorizing it. No experience is necessary but it is always welcome. Each girl will leave with her own website, and, with luck, a passion for STEM.
Interactive game session: August 5th-9th
Web-design session: August 12th-16th
Price: $100 (scholarships available)
Location: 5950 Willow Ln, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
We help students develop the skills and knowledge they need for a bright future. Best in Class students benefit from individual attention, active instruction in small groups, and engaging course material aligned with common standards.
Our programs move K-12 students of all abilities towards the top of their class, but our mission doesn’t end there.
At Best in Class, our mission is twofold: build better teachers; build successful students. Education is the door to the future. We want to leave a legacy and a lasting positive impact on our students and teachers alike. We know how important great teachers are and we want to support their individual growth, so that they can continue to change the lives of their students.
It started with a dream ( and a lot of hard work) and it has turned into the little company that could! joy & wonder theatre creates both productions and classes that awaken the senses, imagination and playful natures of students and explorers with our brand of immersive theatre. In immersive theatre a world is brought to life before your very eyes that you are invited to play inside. All the voices in the room are listened to and because of that storylines may be changed and shaped by the people in that particular audience on that particular day. We ask that everybody enter a space of play in order to discover how to use our skills of empathy, deep thought and total joy to create a unique theatrical experience in both classrooms and production venues. Come join us as either a student, an audience member ( explorer) or both! Located in and around North Portland we look forward to interacting and creating with you!
Columbia Dance’s mission is to provide a positive, nurturing and challenging environment where all are inspired to embrace their creative potential. We set high artistic standards in teaching and performance, present dance as a life-enhancing experience for our students and our community, and encourage the appreciation of dance as an art form.
We offer dance classes for ages 3-adult. Classes offered include: creative movement, pre-ballet, classical ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop and lyrical.
Little Peas Speech Therapy provides pediatric speech and language pathology services in Beaverton. We are dedicated to providing effective and compassionate therapy services to children and their families. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of articulation/speech sound disorders, early language development (birth to 5 years), and elementary/middle school age language development (5 to 14 years). We also offer consultations and speech & language screenings for child care settings, preschools, and private schools in Beaverton and NW Portland.