Open house at CREST farm

The CREST Center will hold an open house and fall festival at its farm Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free event is open to the community. Activities will include making fresh apple cider, touring the farm, meeting the farmer, saving seeds and tasting fruits and vegetables. Each family will be able to take home free gourds, and fresh flowers and vegetables from the farm will be available for purchase. Live bluegrass music and a petting zoo with baby goats will round out the event.

The CREST farm is located at 7151 Boeckman Road in Wilsonville. Volunteers are needed for the event. Contact Becky at 503-673-7350 to volunteer.

Sign up for ISEF

Students who would like to use science to solve a question or design a solution to a problem are encouraged to register for the school district’s science fair program, affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). 

Preregistration for ISEF is going on now at Preregistered students will receive mentoring as they explore the program and create a research plan before committing to participate in the fair, the CREST-Jane Goodall Science Symposium, Feb. 26 to 28.

Developing a project for the science and engineering fair gives students the opportunity to meet and work with professionals in their field of interest and compete for college scholarships, cash prizes and travel opportunities. ISEF participation also adds a powerful experience to resumes and college applications. 

For more information, email CREST Program Coordinator Amy Schauer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Student exchange program seeks area representatives

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for volunteers to serve as local area representatives. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students age 15 to 18 from around the world.

Area representatives are needed to recruit and screen prospective host families, to interview students interested in studying abroad and to supervise exchange students in the community. Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they supervise, with bonus opportunities available.

For more information about ASSE or to learn about becoming an area representative, contact ASSE’s regional office at 800-733-2773 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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