CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Extension Service has created an online resource to support the health and education of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The youth education resources page on Extension’s website provides research-based lessons and activities for Oregon’s families, said Anita Azarenko, OSU’s interim vice provost for extension and engagement and director of the Extension Service.
“This resource simplifies matters for families who are looking for Extension information for kids while they’ve been juggling new roles,” Azarenko said. “The OSU Extension ‘youth portal’ helps fulfill our mission to deliver research-based, hands-on education throughout our communities.”
The webpage includes:
The curated set of resources for youth was created by Extension faculty and staff experts representing multiple program areas.
“Over these last few months, Extension faculty and staff have been working and teaching remotely to continue engaging with our audiences even if we can’t meet with them in person,” Azarenko said. “We’re partnering with people and communities in every Oregon county to help them thrive and be well. That commitment hasn’t changed. It’s endured through flu epidemics, economic downturns and world wars, and continues today. We’re here, working with and for Oregonians.”
About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.