UO Take Our Children to Work event activity kits now available

Children dressed as workers

The Office of Human Resources is offering a limited supply of Take Our Children to Work activity kits to complement the monthlong virtual event, which highlights University of Oregon employees and jobs across its campuses.

Employees planning for their child to participate in this year’s event can submit their request to HR.

Kits are reserved for children and will be provided to the first 100 requests received. The kit includes supplies for a model plane activity, coloring pages, colored pencils, UO swag and an activity packet that can be used to enter a drawing for prizes.

Take Our Children to Work is offered this year in a new online format from April 28 to May 27. It includes a variety of organized activities to share the work happening at the university and spark interest in the children of faculty and staff.

Activities are targeted for children ages 9 to 13 and can be completed from their own homes. New activities, videos and employee profiles will be added over the course of the month.

In addition to the featured activities, participants will have access to videos about research taking place across UO campuses, such as artificial intelligence, volcanoes, product design and adolescent behavior. A variety of employee profiles will be shared so participants can learn more about university jobs, from academic and career adviser to boat operator.

Throughout the event, children will have the chance to win prizes. Each time they complete an activity, watch a video or read an employee profile, they can submit answers to a set of questions and be entered into prize drawings.

They increase their chance to win by submitting multiple entries as they complete activities, watch videos and learn about UO employees. Each activity submitted counts as one raffle entry.

The UO Take Our Children to Work Day event hosted by HR is a virtual experience, not in-person. No real-time activities will be hosted on campuses by the university on April 28, the nationally recognized Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Employees who are interested in bringing their child to work with them on April 28 should consult their supervisor before doing so. Such arrangements need to be coordinated with and approved by the employee’s supervisor.