Spoken Word teaching artist Isaiah Makar celebrated his birthday with a very special event, the first-ever Julian Middle School 6th Grade Poetry Slam. A participant from each class was chosen by their peers and presented their work to the entire 6th grade class. The...read more
Students in Ms. Nagano's Spanish Immersion class at Lincoln Elementary School have been exploring the art of the codex book with teaching artist, Guillermo Delgado. Mr. Delgado introduced students to codex books from the Mayan and Aztec cultures. Students then...read more
BASE Camp never really ends in the OPEF offices. If we aren’t running camps, we’re planning for them. Mark your Calendar! Registration for BASE Camp 2019 will open January 30th at noon. Our full list of 2019 camps can be seen here. More Camp! Perhaps the biggest...read more
JOIN US FOR THESE AND OTHER EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
Summer's End Soiree
September 7, 2018 – Luscious late summer gathering with food, drinks, and conversation.
November 3, 2018 – Join us for a family friendly fun day of science and art and learn a little more about OPEF and our programs.
Battle of the Bots
March 2, 2019 – Exciting all-day competition for local middle school VEX Robotics teams
March 15, 2019 – Join us for Bingo Bash, a new kind of FUNdraising.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Date TBA – Poets from Gwendolyn Brooks and Percy Julian Middle Schools gather on stage to showcase their poetry and writing skills
See Us in Action!
“There isn’t any other part of our curriculum that is like this. It gives students a glimpse into a very specific world of science through a person who is making a career of it, but it also carries over into our everyday science units in school. I appreciate the time the scientists give this program.”District 97 Teacher