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 $60 to $80, usually dependent on the age of the student, length of class, 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 the Science Outreach Coordinator, Lorie Brubaker, at 503-554-2728.

Attention: The Science Outreach Program office will be closed Monday January 21st for the MLKJ Holiday.

Spring 2019
Youth Science Classes


Classes begin the week of February 4th and end the week of March 18th.  (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 see the Science Outreach website or call the Science Outreach Administrator at 503-554-2728.

Ages 6 to 8 ($60.00)  

We’ve Got Chemistry

Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:15pm, First class is February 6th., EHS Room 103 

Teachers: Loveleen Brar and Gia Han Nguyen

          Are you ready to learn about the fundamentals of everyday life? From essential elements to chemical reactions, this class explores the chemistry in our day-to-day life. Chemistry is intriguing and fascinating, and we will watch how everything unfolds together. We will be running experiments to learn the chemical properties of different household items, as well as understanding how to relate those to the human body and environment. Prepare to engage in an interactive and hands-on experience as we learn about the fundamentals of chemistry.


Ages 9-11 ($60.00)


Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00 noon, First Class is February 5th., EHS Room 103

Teachers: Shelby Byerly and Nik Davey

           Have you ever wondered why there are so many different kinds of plants and animals? Do you want to explore the world around you? This class will teach you about biodiversity - the variety of life that can be seen everywhere you look. You will learn what biodiversity is and how to measure biodiversity in your own backyard. You will also learn how to classify different species, see relationships in ecosystems, understand how disturbances impact ecosystems, the importance of endangered species, and what you can do to protect biodiversity.  


Ages 12-14 ($80.00)

Exploring the Building Blocks of Life                               

Mondays, 1:30pm-3:30pm, First Class is February 4th., EHS Room 103

Teachers: Andrea Reichle and Rachel Nguyen

          Why do you look similar to your parents? How does food turn into energy? What is that crazy stuff growing from your head made of?

These answers can all be found by looking at the four macromolecules of life. We will learn about DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and how they interact in the world and your body to help you live. If you want to explore how small things make a big impact in your body, this is the class for you. Join us Monday afternoons to learn all about the biochemistry of life!

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 Coordinator at