Hands-On Marine Science Programs for Adults & Children Learning Together

There are many ways families learn together at the HMSC Visitor Center! Use the menu at right to navigate through the website and discover activities that engage multi-age groups.

 

2018 Summer Family Programs

Fridays in July, 2018
$15.00 per person/program - Registration fees are non-refundable

Sessions are two hours long and you can come to one, all four or any combination you want! Pre-registration is recommended and will open in January 2018.

All programs are designed for children age 4 and up and adults. Each family must include at least one adult.

 

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Summer 2018 Family Programs

Friday, July 6, 2018

1:00-3:00pm

9:00-11:30 AM - How Science Works:  
Come see how science works by performing different experiments in the lab and go out to the estuary to collect shore crabs for an outdoor racing experiment!
1:00-3:30 PM - Estuary Exploration:
Explore the Yaquina Bay estuary to discover the unique creatures that
call the mud their home. Then do plankton tows and take specimens back to the lab to examine with microscopes.

Animal Adaptations:

Observe and interact with a variety of marine animals from sandy beaches, estuaries and rocky shores. Investigate the adaptations they have for surviving in these marine environments. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

1:00-3:00pm

ROV Design Challenge:

In this hands-on program, families are introduced to Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and challenged to design mini-ROVs that will be used to complete a mission.  This program is partially outdoors - rain gear recommended!

Friday, July 20, 2018

1:00-3:00pm

How Science Works:

Come see how science works by performing different experiments in the lab and go out to the estuary to collect shore crabs for an outdoor racing experiment!

Friday, July 27, 2018

1:00-3:00pm

Tsunami Quest:

Come learn about the dynamic geology of the Oregon coast and make your own seismograph to take home.  Then take a walk outside on the brand new Tsunami Quest as we explore our evacuation route.   This program is partially outdoors - rain gear recommended!

 


For information and questions, contact:

Kathryn Hawes
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365
541-867-0233
SeaGrantMarineEd@oregonstate.edu

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