Outreach

We love to connect with the community.

Team Duckling connects with children and families in the Eugene-Springfield area and beyond to bring science to the community, making it a fun and exciting experience for children of all ages. We also aim to raise awareness about our group and our research, letting families know about the opportunity to be involved in our studies.

We give talks about our research.

We venture to hospitals, prenatal yoga classes, kindergarten classes, childcare centers, parenting classes, elementary schools, and other community settings to talk about our research. We give presentations on a wide range of topics that relate to the work that we do. We design our talks to be fun and engaging for all different kinds of audiences, presenting the most recent information about developmental science to parents, educators, students, and anyone else who may be curious about how children learn and grow.

If you would like a Team Duckling researcher to give a talk to your group, please contact our Team Duckling Coordinator (teamduckling@uoregon.edu).

We make learning about science fun!

We volunteer at local events, bringing fun science activities for children of all ages. Many of our activities relate to the brain and how it processes information in our everyday environments. We have a mix of activities, so that there’s something for everyone, and we are constantly expanding our curriculum.

Here are some of our latest and greatest activities:

  • Fractals: Children learn about fractals by coloring and constructing their own Sierpinski triangles.
  • Brains: Children learn about the main areas of the brain by making a brain hat that they can wear and take home.
  • Sound: Children learn about how the ear and the brain process different sounds by making musical shakers filled with either dried beans or dried pasta.

You can find Team Duckling at the Saturday Market!


Visit our display at the Eugene Public Library!

Check out our list of upcoming events, and come visit us to try these fun activities for yourself!

If you have a community event and you would like Team Duckling to be involved, please contact our Team Duckling Coordinator (teamduckling@uoregon.edu).

Like and follow us on Facebook to be updated about recent Duckling Discoveries and upcoming events around town!

Recent & Upcoming Events:

April 7, 2017: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Balloon Bonanza
Science Factory

May 5, 2017: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Backyard Science
Science Factory

May 6, 2017: Join Team Duckling and the Doulas of Lane County for the Bellies, Birth & Babies Expo!
Bob Keefer Sports & Rec Center (previously Willamalane)

May 13, 2017: Saturday Market
Eugene Saturday Market

June 2, 2017: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Blast Off!
Science Factory

June 3, 2017: Family Day: Exploring the Extraordinary!
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Past Events:

January 28, 2017: Join us for Meet a Scientist Day
Science Factory

February 3, 2017: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Crazy Chemistry
Science Factory 

February 18, 2017: Team Duckling’s 3rd Annual National Living Lab Day!
Science Factory

March 3, 2017: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Amazing Animals
Science Factory

March 4, 2017: Family Day: What’s Cooking? Global Foodways
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

March 5, 2017: Family Fun: Come learn about the Science of Sound!
Eugene Public Library

March 3, 2017: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Amazing Animals
Science Factory 

January 3, 2016: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Oregon-ology
Science Factory 

December 10, 2016: Science Factory Holiday Open House
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

December 2, 2016: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Joys of Noise 
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

November 20, 2016: Little French School Autumn Fair (Open House)
Little French School 

November 10, 2016: Dr. Caitlin Fausey, “Infants and Their Visual Environments”
Wee Beginnings at Willamalane

October 15, 2016: Fossil Family Day 
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

October 5, 2016: SPICE: Fall Science Open House 
SPICE!

September 25, 2016: Eugene Sunday Streets: South Eugene
Eugene Sunday Streets

September 17, 2016: Saturday Market
Eugene Saturday Market

July 31, 2016: Eugene Sunday Streets: Downtown
Eugene Sunday Streets

July 22 – 24, 2016: Lane County Fair STEM Festival
Lane County Fair

July 2 – 4, 2016: Art & the Vineyard
Art & the Vineyard

June 4, 2016: Bellies, Birth & Babies Expo!
Bob Keefer Sports & Rec Center (previously Willamalane)

May 28, 2016: Saturday Market
Eugene Saturday Market

May 7, 2016: UO Science & Invention Fair
SPICE!

March 4 , 2016: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Under the Sea
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

February 28 , 2016: Family Fun: Come learn about the Science of Sound!
Eugene Public Library

February 27, 2016: Join us for Living Lab Day!
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

February 20, 2016: February Family Day: come learn about the Mysteries of the Deep!
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

February 5, 2016: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Science of Magic
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

January 8, 2016: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Planes, Trains, Cars, & Cranes
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

December 4, 2015: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Winter Animals
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

November 15, 2015: Join us for the Autumn Fair
Little French School

November 13, 2015: Join us for Little Wonders: Sharks!
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

November 6, 2015: Join us for Tot Discovery Day: Color Play
Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

October 31, 2015: Come make a brain hat!
Eugene Saturday Market

October 23, 2015: Dr. Alison Gopnik: “When, and why, children are smarter than we are.”
University of Oregon Public Lecture

October 17, 2015: Join us as we learn about caring for the environment!
UO Museum of Cultural and Natural History

October 7, 2015: Come make a brain hat!
UO Fall Science Open House

September 20, 2015: Try out a brain puzzle!
Eugene Sunday Streets

August 1, 2015: Play the water xylophone!
Eugene Saturday Market

July 24-26, 2015: Make a beady neuron!
STEM Festival at Lane County Fair

Our Community Partners

Science Factory Children’s Museum & Exploration Dome

Eugene Sunday Streets

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