• BASE Camp Registration is now open!

    Choose from 20 different creative, educational hands-on camps for kids entering grades 1-8, most with multiple sessions, June 16 -- July 11. Options for one- and two-week programs, 1/2 day or full day, in Oak Park.
  • Lost in Pink Heads to World Championship!

    After weeks of preparation, this OPEF VEX Robotics team heads to Anaheim this week to compete against robots from around the world.
  • Student Art Show & Sale at School of Rock, April 16-May 7

    Kick-off party, free and open to the public, April 16, 6-8 PM. Hear Julian and Brooks bands and check out 40 original music posters on display and available for purchase!
  • Whittier students get a closer look at bacteria with Dr. Mitchell

    Through the Science Alliance program, Dr. Brian Mitchell from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine came to talk to Ms. Darley's 4/5 class about bacteria.
  • The William C. Staszak 25th Anniversary Gala a big success

    Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, donors and organizers for throwing a wonderful party to celebrate OPEF's 25th anniversary and raise funds for its programming.
  • Art + Science = Creative Fun

    Hatch first graders explore science topics through art with 3 different Art Start projects.
  • Libbey Paul joins Oak Park Education Foundation's staff

    Libbey Paul will serve as Director of Communication & Development for OPEF.
  • Dance instructor Corey Nagel gets Mann kindergartners moving

    Students experimented with creative movement, incorporating lights, colors, shapes, and sounds. Their project culminated in a final performance in the Mann auditorium.
  • OPEF Celebrates 25 years

    Join us in celebrating 25 years of providing hands-on programs to Oak Park public school children in grades K-8.
  • Calling all scientists, engineers, architects, fundraisers, event planners, photographers, and more....

    OPEF is looking for volunteers to help in the classroom and behind the scenes.
Architecture. Robotics. Art. Science. Technology. OPEF programs bring experts into District 97 classrooms to work hands-on with students and teachers. These experts inspire students, mentor them, and open their eyes to interests and abilities they never knew they had. Our kids go home and say, "Guess what I did in school today!"
4/16-5/7: Student Art Show & Auction at School of Rock
4/23-4/26: VEX World Championship
6/16/14-7/11/14: BASE Camp
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