Science Pubs in Central Oregon


A collaboration between OSU-Cascades and OSU's main campus in Corvallis brings you some of OSU’s leading researchers. Delve into their fascinating worlds in casual Science Pubs held monthly at McMenamins in Bend, and in Sisters and Sunriver. No scientific background required—just bring your curiosity, sense of humor and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

Networking begins at 5:30 p.m.; presentations begin at 6:30 p.m.
Science Pubs offer a full menu and no-host bar.

Science Pubs are free, but their popularity demands that we require reservations no later than 5:00 p.m. the day prior to each lecture.

To make a reservation, click on the RSVP online form listed below the Science Pub lecture you wish to attend. Online reservations will be available starting six weeks prior to each Science Pub. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email us so that we can accommodate others. Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-322-3100.

2014-2015 Science Pubs

July 15, 2014 • Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center, Sunriver

The Benefits of a Physically Active Lifestyle for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Megan-MacDonaldMegan MacDonald, Assistant Professor, School of Biological & Population Health Science, Exercise & Sports Science Program, Movement Studies in Disability, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University 

Living a physically active lifestyle has many benefits; in addition to the health-related benefits there are social benefits too. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have known social and communication difficulties. Participating in physical activity has the potential for far-reaching social benefits for those with ASD. This talk will focus on how adapted physical activity is one avenue to consider for social skill practice, with a specific focus on children with ASD.

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