Hatfield Marine Science Center Announces New Educational Programs

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These programs are offered by the Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. To keep up on events in the Visitor Center visit their website by clicking here. Accommodation requests related to a disability for any of the programs listed should be made one month prior to Sea Grant Marine Education, (541) 867-0233, or email SeaGrantMarineEd@oregonstate.edu.

Spring Homeschool Day: Marine Mammal Marvels:

Friday, March 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come explore marine habitats and their inhabitants, conduct experiments in our wet labs, and learn about scientific techniques and current research.

For this program students are divided by grade levels, PK-1st, 2-4th, 5-7th, and 8-12th, $30 per student. PK-1st grade students need to be accompanied by an adult the entire program.

Program descriptions and registration information can be found by clicking here.

Be sure to combine our event with Sleep in the Deep Program at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Mention your homeschool day registration and receive a $5 per person discount.

Spring Careers in Science Investigation:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 9:30am to 3:30 p.m.

Do you know of a high school student interested in marine science? Encourage them to join us for one of our career day events where students have the opportunity to interact with researchers, try out scientific techniques, and learn about a variety of marine science career options. Cost is $30 per student. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by clicking here.

Summer Day Camps

Monday – Thursday, July 8 – August 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Looking for a unique, marine science-themed summer day camp opportunity for your child? We offer summer day camps for ages 8-18 years. Campers have the opportunity to interact with researchers during hands-on activities and experience Oregon coastal habitats. Cost is $185 per camper, pre-registration is required, and space can fill quickly – act fast!

Camp themes:
Coastal Explorers Camp: July 8 – 11, Ages 15-18
Marine Mammals Camp: July 15 – 18, Ages 13-14
Ocean Investigation Camp: July 22 – 25, Ages 11-12
Crusty Crustaceans Camp: July 29 – August 1, Ages 8-10

Camp descriptions and registration information can be found by clicking here.

Lab and Field Experiences

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Have a group who wants to experience one of these fun programs, but can’t make it on the scheduled date? You can book your own private program for any size group! Check out program options and register at: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor-center/education/marine-education/lab-and-field-experiences.

Visitor Center Events:

Shark Day: Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for the annual Shark Day necropsy at the Visitors Center in Newport. This year the necropsy will be performed on a salmon shark. Educators and scientists will answer questions for visitors during this close up event that aims to educate visitors about sharks and their environment.

Fossil Fest: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visit the center for this exciting annual event. Bring your beach finds for identification, see special fossil exhibits, and swap stories with other rock hounds.

Marine Science Day: Marine Science Tools and Tech: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Get behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education, and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. Meet scientists and come learn what is new on the Oregon Coast’s most dynamic marine campus!