Local STEM Programs
Summer & Out of School Programs
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Events throughout the year related to water quality monitoring, legal advocacy, and community organizing efforts to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, including community habitat restoration at the Nichols Natural Area to engage, education and inspire the diverse communities of the Columbia Gorge.
Gorge Ecology Institute
Place-based and experiential summer camps and after-school programs for elementary students. High school students can apply to be mentors. Also runs in-school SECRETS program.
Gorge Technology Alliance
Leads several STEM efforts in the Gorge including: FIRST LEGO Robotics, Gorge Wind Challenge, STEM Career Day, monthly Geek Lunches, Women in STEM initiative, and numerous networking events.
Four levels of robotics teams and competitions, from kindergarten through high school. Many teams are school-affiliated, but they can also be coached independently. Several teams in the Gorge, especially in Hood River and Wasco Counties.
Wasco County 4-H STEM Programming
Programs available throughout year and summer in several STEM topics including: robotics, computer coding, maker activities, career awareness, textiles, and more.