With funding from the Wilsonville Kiwanis, the Wilsonville
Public Library Foundation, and the City of Wilsonville Community
Services Opportunity Grant, the Wilsonville-based Oregon Health
Career Center (OHCC) and the Wilsonville Public Library are
collaborating on an innovative new summer education program
for the children of Wilsonville.
The program, called Science Adventure, will join the library’s Summer
Reading Program with OHCC’s out-of-school science curriculum to help
children explore math and science during the summer months. Children
will attend Science Adventure classes each week during the summer. Children
and parents who don't attend classes will have tools to explore science
and track their progress at home.
will be taught by Kiwanians and other local community volunteers
including teachers, parents and community members, and will
use OHCC's curriculum to reinforce science principles learned
in school. Children will explore science through fun, hands-on
and interactive experiments focused on The Science of Water,
which is tied to this year's Summer Reading Program theme, "Make
a Splash at your Library"
Science Adventure will work to enrich the summer of every school age
child in Wilsonville and will target children with constructive science
and reading activities that keep them engaged in learning; improving
their reading habits so they enjoy reading for a lifetime, and nurturing
the scientist in every child!