Top 10 things to experience in Outreach

Our staff members have curated a list of the top 10 things that we think you should experience from our units in the Outreach and Online Education family. We invite you to learn more about these opportunities:

  1. Live stream WPSU programming on your computer or mobile device.
    Tune in to WPSU’s live stream of WPSU TV, WPSU Radio, PBS, and NPR on your computer or mobile device.
  2. Enjoy the National Autism Conference’s Art of Expression exhibit.
    The 2021 National Autism Conference invited submission of artwork by children with autism, created either in classrooms or at home, to recognize, promote, and reward all types of creativity! Watch the Art of Expression video.
  3. View student projects from Penn State Center Pittsburgh’s City Semester program.
    The City Semester program provides a semester-long immersive learning experience in urban sustainability for Penn State students. At the conclusion of the summer 2021 program, each student created and presented a video detailing their experience for University and community leaders.
  4. Stroll through the Pollinator and Bird Garden at The Arboretum at Penn State.
    The Pollinator and Bird Garden, which opened in 2021, serves as a place for public enjoyment, appreciation of nature, and academic research. Be sure to take some photos and tag the Arboretum’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts!
  5. Learn more about inclusion, equity, and diversity.
    The Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity recently hosted a virtual Q&A with Sesame Street actress Sonia Manzano, titled “How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism.” Watch a recording of the event.
  6. Attend a Nittany AI Alliance event.
    Nittany AI teams with industry partners to create meaningful student engagement opportunities focused on new artificial intelligence solutions, services, and outreach projects. Explore Nittany AI events!
  7. Visit the animals at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.
    The Litzinger Herpetarium and Klingsberg Aviary at Shaver’s Creek are free and open to the public daily and there are seasonal opportunities to meet the animals through guided programs. Plan your visit.
  8. Attend a course offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Penn State.
    OLLI at Penn State offers more than 300 courses each year — no homework, no grades, no tests — solely for the love of learning! Courses are open to both members and nonmembers age 50 and better, but members can register two weeks earlier and receive discounted course fees. 
  9. Participate in a program offered by the Readiness Institute at Penn State.
    Through its monthly Speaker Series for educators; the Summer Program and Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp for high school students; and the Hope Moonshot for members of the global community, the Readiness Institute is creating experiences for learners to achieve community and future readiness.
  10. Watch a recap of the 2021 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference.
    Our post-conference video highlights the ways we can all work to create connections and expand possibilities.

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