Family examining plankton with microscopes.About Our Programs

For more than 40 years, Oregon Sea Grant, based at Oregon State University, has developed and supported research, education and public outreach to help people understand, responsibly use and conserve ocean and coastal resources.

Sea Grant's education program is dedicated to increasing marine science literacy across the full spectrum of education, both in the classroom and in daily life, for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Competition team placing ROV into pool.As part of that effort, we provide formal classes and labs for students of all ages, professional development support for science teachers, and a broad range of formal and informal learning opportunities for the more than 150,000 visitors and 10,000 school children who come to the HMSC Visitor Center each year.

Here on the Central Oregon Coast, children and adults can take part in high-quality, place-based education programs including interactive and live animal exhibits, wet lab programs, seminar series, demonstrations, videos and field-based experiences.