• Mr. Manus and Dr. Stark continue their 20+ year Science Alliance

    IIT's Dr. Stark discussed air pressure and flight with Beye 4th graders.
  • OPEF launches its first "Call for Ideas" in six years

    Help us create our next great program by submitting your ideas before January 9!
  • Mr. Leban's Applied Art students participated in Architecture Adventure at Brooks

    The kids' miniature versions of famous buildings will be on display at the library.
  • Register today for BASE Camp: Build3 Day

    Join us on Monday, January 19, 2015 for a fun day-off of school BASE Camp.
  • Informitics will match up to $5,000 in gifts to OPEF's VEX Robotics Teams at Brooks and Julian

    The teams are working to meet a stretch goal in order to buy two additional competition arenas.
  • Machines Go, Go, Go at Holmes

    Geared Up LEGO engineering projects followed by a field trip to Public Works Center help Holmes 3rd graders learn about simple machines.
  • VEX Robotics Expands for 2nd Year in a Row!

    Girls lead the surge in the club's growth.
  • Longfellow 2nd graders Build Communities with LEGOs

    Mr. Naber's students created urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods in this special Geared Up program.
  • Calling all scientists, engineers, architects, fundraisers, event planners, photographers, and more....

    OPEF is looking for volunteers to help in the classroom and behind the scenes in the 2014-15 school year and beyond. Come make a difference with us!
  • OPEF Celebrates 25 years

    Join us in celebrating 25 years of providing hands-on programs to Oak Park public school children in grades K-8.
Architecture. Robotics. Art. Science. Technology. OPEF programs bring experts into District 97 classrooms to work hands-on with students and teachers. These experts inspire students, mentor them, and open their eyes to interests and abilities they never knew they had. Our kids go home and say, "Guess what I did in school today!"
1/19/15: BASE Camp Build3 Day
2/7/15: VEX Robotics Battle of the Bots
2/28/15: OPEF Open House
4/11/15: Staszak Gala
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