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Investigate SPACE in November!

October 30, 2021

Need something to do in Ashland this fall? ScienceWorks is investigating space this November! Join us all month long to make your own rover, become a crater creator, and more! Not to miss is our James Webb Space Telescope event happening Nov. 13 and 14 at the museum. We’ll be offering exciting one-weekend-only programs…come check…

A grayscale book is open and in the center of a purple rectangle. From the pages of the book, out fly various science tools like a beaker, telescope, rocket, and more.

Introducing: Storybook Labs!

October 24, 2021

New at ScienceWorks! Storybook Labs kicks off this Halloween and is free with your museum admission. Bring your future scientists, engineers, and change-makers for an NGSS-aligned, STEM-focused storytime and activity. Following our Halloween event, we’ll be offering Storybook Labs every Saturday and Sunday at 10:15 AM and 1:45 PM! Best for Pre-K thru 1st grade…

Introducing: the Southern Oregon Volunteer Coordinators’ Council

October 13, 2021

Introducing: The Southern Oregon Volunteer Coordinators’ Council. This group of volunteer coordination and community engagement professionals from the Rogue Valley area is always seeking new members! This professional development network meets monthly to connect about and improve upon all things community engagement.

Bite-Sized Science Printable Instructions

October 12, 2021

Episode 1: Lava Lamp worksheet Episode 2: Disco Whirler worksheet Episode 3: Spinning Chairs worksheet Episode 4: Underwater Fireworks worksheet Episode 5: Bubble Art worksheet Episode 6: Make Instant Snow From A Diaper worksheet Episode 7: Marbled Cards worksheet Episode 8 Bottle Orchestra worksheet

FrankenToys are back!

October 10, 2021

This October, FrankenToys are back at ScienceWorks! Explore the scientific concepts of structure and function with this free, NGSS-aligned, facilitated activity. Sure to inspire conversations about habitats, biomes, and other STEM fun with scientists of all ages, this is a make-and-take activity. Have a stuffed animal or other toy you want to donate? Consider ScienceWorks!

Erin Endress Exec Director ScienceWorks Museum

Medium Magazine

July 16, 2021

Erin Endress of ScienceWorks Hands-On-Museum: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Lead A Nonprofit Organization

What’s Up May 2021

May 5, 2021

The evenings are getting warmer and there are plenty of fun things to view in the night sky. Several of the bright planets are visible in May, but only Mars is easily seen in the evening sky. To see Jupiter and Saturn you will need to get up in the early hours of the morning.…

What’s Up April 2021

March 30, 2021

Spring has arrived and it is a great time to enjoy the night sky. The diagram above from timeanddate.com shows the evening sky in Medford on April 11, the night of the new moon. The full moon on April 26 is the first supermoon of the year. A supermoon is a full moon that appears larger than…

Animals of Ashland Episode #1

March 20, 2021

A puzzle for you: What creature has bony, hard cylinders instead of feet, a four chambered stomach, and gives birth to identical twins every year ? Don’t know yet? Here’s another clue: Which Ashland creature, like a magical Pokémon, annually sprouts tentacle-esque organs out of its head? These growths begin sensitive, velvety, full of blood…

Elisha Gray’s Telephone, A Sci Fi Story, Part 4

March 18, 2021

September 8th, 2025   He built it in time. No no no! This is bad. This is very very bad. His engineers must be brilliant! Furthermore, he won the patent! He filed it one hour before I did. I can still start a company, but I’d have to pay rights, and those aren’t cheap. I…

Recent News from ScienceWorks

Investigate SPACE in November!

October 30, 2021

Need something to do in Ashland this fall? ScienceWorks is investigating space this November! Join us all month long to make your own rover, become a crater creator, and more! Not to miss is our James Webb Space Telescope event happening Nov. 13 and 14 at the museum. We’ll be offering exciting one-weekend-only programs…come check…

A grayscale book is open and in the center of a purple rectangle. From the pages of the book, out fly various science tools like a beaker, telescope, rocket, and more.

Introducing: Storybook Labs!

October 24, 2021

New at ScienceWorks! Storybook Labs kicks off this Halloween and is free with your museum admission. Bring your future scientists, engineers, and change-makers for an NGSS-aligned, STEM-focused storytime and activity. Following our Halloween event, we’ll be offering Storybook Labs every Saturday and Sunday at 10:15 AM and 1:45 PM! Best for Pre-K thru 1st grade…

Introducing: the Southern Oregon Volunteer Coordinators’ Council

October 13, 2021

Introducing: The Southern Oregon Volunteer Coordinators’ Council. This group of volunteer coordination and community engagement professionals from the Rogue Valley area is always seeking new members! This professional development network meets monthly to connect about and improve upon all things community engagement.

Bite-Sized Science Printable Instructions

October 12, 2021

Episode 1: Lava Lamp worksheet Episode 2: Disco Whirler worksheet Episode 3: Spinning Chairs worksheet Episode 4: Underwater Fireworks worksheet Episode 5: Bubble Art worksheet Episode 6: Make Instant Snow From A Diaper worksheet Episode 7: Marbled Cards worksheet Episode 8 Bottle Orchestra worksheet

FrankenToys are back!

October 10, 2021

This October, FrankenToys are back at ScienceWorks! Explore the scientific concepts of structure and function with this free, NGSS-aligned, facilitated activity. Sure to inspire conversations about habitats, biomes, and other STEM fun with scientists of all ages, this is a make-and-take activity. Have a stuffed animal or other toy you want to donate? Consider ScienceWorks!

Erin Endress Exec Director ScienceWorks Museum

Medium Magazine

July 16, 2021

Erin Endress of ScienceWorks Hands-On-Museum: 5 Things You Need To Know To Successfully Lead A Nonprofit Organization

What’s Up May 2021

May 5, 2021

The evenings are getting warmer and there are plenty of fun things to view in the night sky. Several of the bright planets are visible in May, but only Mars is easily seen in the evening sky. To see Jupiter and Saturn you will need to get up in the early hours of the morning.…

What’s Up April 2021

March 30, 2021

Spring has arrived and it is a great time to enjoy the night sky. The diagram above from timeanddate.com shows the evening sky in Medford on April 11, the night of the new moon. The full moon on April 26 is the first supermoon of the year. A supermoon is a full moon that appears larger than…

Animals of Ashland Episode #1

March 20, 2021

A puzzle for you: What creature has bony, hard cylinders instead of feet, a four chambered stomach, and gives birth to identical twins every year ? Don’t know yet? Here’s another clue: Which Ashland creature, like a magical Pokémon, annually sprouts tentacle-esque organs out of its head? These growths begin sensitive, velvety, full of blood…

Elisha Gray’s Telephone, A Sci Fi Story, Part 4

March 18, 2021

September 8th, 2025   He built it in time. No no no! This is bad. This is very very bad. His engineers must be brilliant! Furthermore, he won the patent! He filed it one hour before I did. I can still start a company, but I’d have to pay rights, and those aren’t cheap. I…