Youth Science Classes

Class Schedule and Fees

We offer Youth Science Classes during both the fall and spring semesters. New class schedules are available mid-September and mid-January. Classes begin in late September/early October and late January/early February. Prices range from $50 to $80, usually dependent on the age of the student and lab supplies.

Youth Science Classes are nonprofit, and we strive to keep costs as low as possible. For registration and additional program information, please call Elizabeth Licon at 503-554-2728.

Fall 2015 Youth Science Classes

Classes begin the week of October 5th and end the week of November 16th (7 weeks). Youth Science Classes are non-profit, and we strive to keep costs as low as possible. For registration and additional program information, please visit the Science Outreach website or call Elizabeth Licon at 503-554-2728.


Marine Biology - Class is Full     Ages 6 to 8 ($60.00)

Wednesday, 12:30-1:30pm, First class is October 7th, EHS Room 103 

Teachers Elizabeth Licon and Jalane Jara

There is a whole exciting world under the sea.  We'll learn about ocean geography, tides and currents, the different zones of the ocean and the creatures that inhabit these zones.  Come join us on our underwater exploration of the oceans through various hands on activities, interactive videos, and even a dissection or two!

An Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry-Class is Full         Ages 12-14 ($70.00)

Friday, 2:30-4:30pm, First Class is October 9th, EHS Room 302

Teachers Samuel Janisse and Sierra Donahue

This class will introduce students to a variety of laboratory techniques fundamental to both General and Organic Chemistry. Through hands-on experimentation and activities, students will gain knowledge of safe and effective laboratory practices. From equilibrium and thermodynamics to molecular modeling and chemical synthesis, course material will lead students to experience laboratory techniques utilized in today's scientific research. Join us as we dive into the exciting world of chemistry.

Distinct from other Science Outreach courses, this class will meet for 6 sessions instead of 7.  Class will not meet on Oct. 16th due to the mid-semester holiday. 


Scientific Literature                     High School Age Students (30.00)

Monday, 6:30-7:30pm, First Class is October 5th, EHS Room 317

Teachers Joel Rurik and Sierra Donahue

This discussion-based course will challenge students to explore and comprehend the framework of scientific communications in preparation for collegiate level scientific education. Class sessions will involve exploration and discussion of weekly readings of scientific research and review articles. Students will learn the methods of reading, understanding, and writing scientific literature spanning a spectrum of biological and chemical fields. Students will obtain an understanding of the scientific method and its applications while learning to critically assess the research, which constitutes the foundations of STEM academia. This course is intended for students seriously considering studying science at the university level. 

Distinguished from other science outreach courses, this class will be based on discussion rather than laboratory work. The class will also entail some reading and writing homework assignments.

Mailing List

We maintain an email contact list. If you would like to be added to our list to receive updated Youth Science Classes flyers, or if you want a hard copy mailed to you, please contact the Science Outreach administrator at