Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Come one, come all to the annual student Science Fair held at Hatfield Marine Science Center! This non-competitive event celebrates science by:
Most Science Fair displays will come from students in 28 K-5 classrooms from Sam Case Primary and Newport Intermediate Schools. For the past several weeks, they have been working on projects at school with help from their teachers and science mentors-- local science professionals who volunteer regularly to help students with their projects. Topics range from marine debris and wind to animal habitats and behavior.
In addition, the Science Fair event will include a number of of Independent Projects submitted by local K-8 students. This feature allows homeschoolers, youth groups, middle-schoolers and those with special interests to participate in Science Fair outside the classroom setting. For more information, contact the coordinator at email@example.com. There is no charge for admission to the Science Fair.
March 22 through 29, 2014
10am - 5pm daily
During Whale Watch Week, thousands of Oregonians and visitors from all over flock to the Oregon Coast to look for gray whales making their annual northward migration. Gray whales leave the calving grounds off Baja California and head past Oregon on their way up to the Arctic. Be sure to come take a look; trained volunteers are stationed at state parks up and down the coast to offer tips on spotting the big mammals.
Here at the HMSC Visitor Center, we will have special programming every day during Whale Watch Week. At 1:30pm, attend a marine mammal program in Hennings Auditorium featuring hands-on whale biofacts such as baleen and skulls. Come visit our marine mammal displays and exhibits, see a marine mammal video in the auditorium, and keep up with local gray whale sightings by checking our posted lists. We're open daily from 10 am – 5 pm for this special Whale Watch Week event.
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(*On March 22 and 29 Fred Talks will begin at 2:15pm)
Dr. Fred Duerr is currently delivering 20-minute presentations in the Hennings Auditorium on Saturdays. His current topic is “Potable Water,” which includes tips on how to access to drinking water after a natural disaster. All ages are welcome to attend these free offerings.
Fred is originally from St. Paul Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1965. He became a tenured faculty member at three different universities until he retired from full-time teaching. Fred then taught various science classes as a part-time instructor at multiple colleges and universities in the Northwest including teaching at Oregon Coast Community College until retirement in 2010. Fred is now writing multiple books and currently volunteers at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in an effort to share his knowledge and passion for science and environmental issues with the public.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Join thousands of residents and tourists who come explore the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center during Marine Science Day. Visitors experience a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. There's something for the everyone at this free family-friendly public event.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Bring in your fossils and agates to show off and identify with other beachcombers during our annual day-long Fossil Fest event! Explore our special exhibits in the Visitor Center and mingle with other like-minded fossil-philes from the North American Research Group.
Hennings Auditorium Events
Please Note: HMSC Visitor Center is a working learning research lab. We are recording the visits of our visitors to better understand what they choose to do and with whom in order to improve the visitor experience.