Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30pm
*Note: Due to Whale Watch Week there will be no Potable Water presentation on December 28 and 29.
Dr. Fred Duerr is currently delivering 20-minute presentations in the Hennings Auditorium every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm. 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.
Use art to illustrate one of the seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy! Submissions to the annual Coastal America Student Art Contest will be accepted at Hatfield Marine Science Center beginning in September. This contest is open to the public, and work will be judged on five levels: Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and adults. Visit the Coastal America website for more information!
December 26 - 31, 2013
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 southward migration. At this time of year, gray whales leave their Artic feeding grounds and make their way down to their calving grounds off Baja California. Their migration route is close to shore, so they can often be seen from land. 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. We're open daily from 10 am – 4 pm for this special Whale Watch Week event.
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.
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.