School’s Out Adventures: Ages 5-10

When the Corvallis schools are closed, send your child on a fun and educational adventure!


 Ocean Observers: March 14 [FULL], 15 and 16 [still open]

Join us for a journey of exploration into the sea! From the wonderful world of tiny plankton to gigantic whales, there are countless ocean dwellers to learn about this week as we create oceanic art, discover scientific wonders that float beneath the water and take a field trip to the coast to watch for whales!

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9:00am-3:00pm- $40/day (Wednesday and Friday)
$65/day for Thursday Coast Field Trip

Before and after care available:
8:00-9:00am early drop off – $6/hr
3:00- 4:00 or 5:00pm pick up – $6/hr

WEDNESDAY 3/14 ($40): Ocean Water, Waves and Wiggly Creatures
-Salt water experiments
-Seaweed snacks
-Diatoms designs
-Move like a jellyfish
-Are you smarter than an octopus?

THURSDAY 3/15 ($65): Marine Mammals and Tide Pool Trip
-Field Trip to the Coast
-Search for whales
-Hands on learning at Hatfield
-Estuary Hike
-Tide Pool Exploration

FRIDAY 3/16 ($40): World Travelers and Migratory Madness
-Sea Turtle Art
-Birds of the sea
-Make your migration wingspan
-Fish Bladder Experiment
-Salmon Life Cycle Games


Riparian Researchers: March 26, 27 and 28

Come along for an adventure into our riparian habitats! Your child will become a local plant expert, build a river, go invertebrate netting in the wetlands, learn about watersheds, the animals that live in them and the ways humans have shaped them. Bring a lunch, afternoon snacks, rain gear and mud boots for 3 days of fun!

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9:00am- 3:00pm – $40/day

Before and after care available:
8:00-9:00am early drop off – $6/hr
3:00- 4:00 or 5:00pm pick up – $6/hr

What is a riparian area?
Geology of the Willamette Valley
What is a watershed?
Stream order mapping
Hands on activities in the stream tables

Riparian plant identification
Grid surveys at the river
Hunt for microscopic river life
Water “bug” games
Netting for aquatic invertebrates

Local Bird identification
Build a beaver dam
A year in the life of a salmon
Amphibian life cycle games
Frog metamorphosis art
Handle a live native snake (if you want!)


Any questions, please email