There are many ways for homeschooling families to learn at the HSMC Visitor Center. You can explore the Visitor Center's exhibits on your own, attend one of our public programs, arrange a private class for your homeschool group and/or attend our Homeschool Day events held in the fall and spring.

Family tests underwater robotAn Ocean of Engineering

Spring Home School Day

Friday, April 6, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come explore the use of engineering in the ocean.  Desing, build, and test your own creations.  Program descriptions coming soon.

For this program students are divided by grade levels, PK-1st, 2-4th, 5-7th, and 8-12th, $30 per student.  Pre-registration is required and will begin Monday, January 8, 2018.  PK-1st grade students need to be accompanied by an adult the entire program.

 

 

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PAST Program Descriptions

Tubeworms - NEW!

Zoea Serpents - FULL

Gutless Wonders – Come explore the wonders of the deepest part of the oceans – hydrothermal vents!  Learn about these amazing environments and some of the bizarre creatures that call them home, including the amazing tubeworm that has no stomach.  Then make your own deep-sea tubeworm to take home.

Exploring the Abyss – Dive to the bottom of the sea to discover how scientists explore the bottom of the ocean.  Families will analyze data from a simulated multibeam sonar system to create three-dimensional maps that show ocean sea floor ridges and trenches, and explain how tectonic processes produce these features.

Microscopic Monsters – Did you know the ocean is filled with tiny MONSTERS?  Use plankton nets to collect samples of these miniature monsters, then identify plankton using microscopes in this combination field and lab program. Students will learn about the importance of plankton to the survival of all marine organisms. Boots are required for this program, as students need to wade into the estuary to collect plankton samples, rain gear recommended.

Microscopic Monsters – Did you know the ocean is filled with tiny MONSTERS?  Use plankton nets to collect samples of these miniature monsters, then identify plankton using microscopes in this combination field and lab program. Students will learn about the importance of plankton to the survival of all marine organisms. Boots are required for this program, as students need to wade into the estuary to collect plankton samples, rain gear recommended.

Gutless Wonders – Come explore the wonders of the deepest part of the oceans – hydrothermal vents!  Learn about these amazing environments and some of the bizarre creatures that call them home, including the amazing tubeworm that has no stomach.  Then make your own deep-sea tubeworm to take home.

Slimy Serpents – Learn all about the most disgusting ocean animal – the Pacific Hagfish (a.k.a. Slime Eel).  Families will examine the very unique adaptations of these primitive fish and why they are an important fishery in Oregon.

Slimy Serpents – Learn all about the most disgusting ocean animal – the Pacific Hagfish (a.k.a. Slime Eel).  Families will examine the very unique adaptations of these primitive fish and why they are an important fishery in Oregon.

Microscopic Monsters – Did you know the ocean is filled with tiny MONSTERS?  Use plankton nets to collect samples of these miniature monsters, then identify plankton using microscopes in this combination field and lab program. Students will learn about the importance of plankton to the survival of all marine organisms. Boots are required for this program, as students need to wade into the estuary to collect plankton samples, rain gear recommended.

Exploring the Abyss – Dive to the bottom of the sea to discover how scientists explore the bottom of the ocean.  Families will analyze data from a simulated multibeam sonar system to create three-dimensional maps that show ocean sea floor ridges and trenches, and explain how tectonic processes produce these features.

 

Parent Feedback about Homeschool Day:

"As always the teachers are stellar, the experiments are fresh and new, and the curriculum appeals to all our family in different ways . . . Thank you for a high quality experience. We will be back again for sure!"

"The teachers were knowledgeable, organized, focused and made the learning fun. It was and excellent day! I would definitely recommend this to other home school families!"


For information and answers to your 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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