Current Outreach Programs

Programs & Activities

The College of Sciences and Mathematics Outreach Department at Auburn University offers an array of enrichening activities for all ages.  


Science "Supper" Cafe' 

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September 29th @ 6:30 pm with Dr. Moises Bernal


"Cómo responderán los peces marinos al cambio climático?"

"How are marine fishes responding to temperature increase?"

This talk will explain why ocean temperature increase can be severely detrimental for marine species, specifically marine fishes. In addition, we will discuss some of the predicted responses that will be seen in upcoming decades, including fast acclimation to thermal increments.

Science Cafe September Flyer


COSAM Campfires

This family-friendly series of mini talks will be presented by Auburn University faculty and

other topic experts. Each session will cover a different science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) theme. Asnack and family portrait will be provided. Limited spaces are available.

Safety Precautions/Protocols:

  • Family seating in physically distanced pods
  • Hand sanitizer station
  • Masks required
  • Temperature checks

Cost: $30 for a family (up to six people)

To Register visit: 

COSAM Campfires Fall Flyer


Geocaching Challenges


Welcome to the Auburn University COSAM Outreach treasure hunt!

In this geocaching challenge, you will be finding caches hidden in several locations within the beautiful botanical gardens located at the heart of Auburn University’s campus. Using GPS coordinates and navigation skills, you will find a series of hidden treasure chests (caches) but you will have to solve problems and answer questions along the way to find the next location.  There are 5 caches in this challenge, can you find them all? The first 4 caches will only consist of an orange card that will have a secret number that you will need to solve the code on the final cache. The final cache will have a number lock that you will have to decode using the secret numbers collected at the first 4 caches. The final cache will also have unique “coin” for you to keep as a souvenir, please take only one coin per household. Post a picture of you you’re your token and tag us (#COSAMCampusCache)!

Geocaching Challenge #2


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  • Fun with the SUN Kit 
    • K-2
      • Make a Solar Oven
      • UV Beads & Sun Safety
      • Spectroscope*
      • Color, Light Heat
      • Activity Booklet
    • 3-5
      • Make a Solar Oven
      • UV Beads & Sun Safety
      • Solar Bug*
      • Color, Light Heat
      • Activity Booklet
  • Vast World of Viruses Kit (K-4)
      • No Sew Bandana Mask (x1)
      • Homemade Hand Sanitizer (x1)*
      • Make Your Own Virus Models
        • PlayDoh Modeling Kit (x1)
        • Paper Modeling (x4)*
      • How Germs Spread Activity*
      • Activity Booklet


    • *Parent Supervision Recommended