Youth Legacy Projects
In 2007 OSUís office of Parent Support and Services created a new and pioneering childcare center in The Valley Library. The childcare center is short-term drop-off childcare for students with children needing to access library services at times when traditional childcare is unavailable. This service is paid by student fees and is free for parents to use. As far as we know, this is the first childcare center to appear in a university library and we are pleased to report that the center is highly successful and operating at full capacity. This year, Our Little Village has plans to create an additional drop-off childcare center that allows parents to take evening classes, tests or access other campus resources and events. For more information please contact Student Parent Advocate.
In a program that will continue for two hundred years, writers visit sites in the forest to create an ongoing record of their reflections on the relation of people and forests changing together over time.
Long-Term Ecological Reflections is a collaboration between the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word, a program in the Department of Philosophy, Oregon State University and the Andrews Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program; and the Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service.
In all of our programs, writers are encouraged to visit designated study sites for reflecting on and writing about the forest and their relation to it. These writings, which will form a collection spanning hundreds of years, will be gathered in permanent archives at Oregon State University, and are accessible via the web-based Forest Log . Visit The Springcreek Project to learn more about this unique opportunity for writers.
Oregon State University
205 Adams Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331