Reed College Science Outreach

Image of student demonstrating a model of a molecule.Reed College Science Outreach

Building a foundation for scientific literacy in the next generation...since 1996.

Reed College's Science Outreach program creates partnerships between Reed College and local public schools to provide young students with engaging, hands-on, inquiry-based experiences with science. Our program provides Reed students opportunities to engage with students and teachers in the Portland community and to gain significant in-classroom teaching experience.

Read more about the program....


We're are always seeking enthusiastic students!

  • Are you looking for a service-learning opportunity that gets you out of the bubble and lets you serve the greater Portland community?
  • Would you like to connect with an enthusiastic and passionate group of Reedies?
  • Would you like to be a role model to students from a wide range of backgrounds and inspire students to embrace learning?
  • Do you enjoy working with children and would like to learn more about teaching and careers in education?
  • Want to share your passion for science and to inspire a new generation of scientists?
  • Learn more about why you should join us!

Young scientists learn about cell permeability.

Ready to Apply?

Click Here for an Application (For Paid Positions)
If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Skolfield, Program Coordinator,
phone: 503-788-6625, email:

We are also looking for volunteers who are interested in the program,
but are too busy to commit to teaching for an entire semester,
or who would like to support the program in ways other than teaching.
applications accepted year-round
Click Here to apply as a Volunteer (unpaid positions)