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Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

MARINE SCIENCE DAY 2014 is on Saturday, April 12 from 10am-4pm

Join the OSU HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER in Newport, Oregon for an open house!

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! Come LEARN what's new on the Oregon Coast's most dynamic Marine Science campus. See our Marine Science Day SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by email to the HMSC Director's Office or by phone, 541-867-0234.

Admission is FREE! No tickets required. Donations appreciated.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Please sign up for a two-hour shift - parent/child teams welcome.

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COMING FOR THE WEEKEND? Click here for Newport events, lodging and more!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 SPONSORS! Newport News Times and NW Natural 

Please note that the Marine Technology Showcase has been postponed - check http://mtsoregon.org for more information. 

Marine Science Day 2014 flyer


10am-4pm: Open House at HMSCInteractive research exhibits will feature larval fish ecology, bioacoustics of whales, volcanoes and deep ocean vents, and oceanographic tools. Activities for children include the Bird Beak Buffet from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Mystery Fossil Dig by Oregon Sea Grant.

10am-4pm: 25th Anniversary of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station - Celebrate with special exhibits and research highlights from COMES' 25 years as the nation's first marine experiment station dedicated to marine sciences. 

11am and 2pm: Pumped Up for Pinnipeds: Seals and Sea Lions of the Oregon Coast.  A presentation by the Oregon Coast Aquarium, in the Hennings Auditorium

1:30pm: Octopus Feeding. A presentation by Oregon Sea Grant, in the Visitor Center.

3pm: A Food Chain of Fisheries Research: The Amazing Story of Oregon’s Marine Experiment Station. A presentation by Gil Sylvia, director of COMES; Terry Thompson, a commercial fisherman, county commissioner and COMES board member; and Michael Morrissey, director of the Food Innovation Center in Portland. The presentation will be introduced by State Senator Arnie Roblan.

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