Join us for Marine Science Day
April 11, 2020
Saturday, 10am - 4pm
This year's theme: The Beauty of Science
Get behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest.
MEET scientists! Come LEARN what's new on the Oregon Coast's most dynamic Marine Science campus. See our Marine Science Day Schedule of Events.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by email to the HMSC Director's Office or by phone, 541-867-0126.
Admission is FREE! No tickets required. Donations appreciated.
Come spend the day, snacks for sale on site- cash only.
Map, directions and public transportation here.
Volunteers NEEDED! Sign up here for 2 hour shifts as greeters. Adult/child pairs encouraged!-Coming soon
Please help us spread the word - contact us for more info or to sign up for our HMSC events mailing list.
Coming for the weekend? Click here for Newport events, lodging and more!
Download a flyer for Marine Science Day 2020- coming soon
Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2020-Coming Soon
Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2019
10am-4pm: Open House at HMSC
Interactive research exhibits will feature emerging ocean observing technologies, bioacoustics of whales, video of volcanoes and deep ocean vents, and a new video on the emerging issue of ocean acidification. Activities for children and families can be found throughout the event. Don't miss the Rubber Ducky Race - a fundraiser for Newport schools.
Can't wait? The HMSC Visitor Center is open Thursday through Monday, 10am-4pm.
10:45am & 11:45am: Marine Studies Building Tours
11:00am: Estuary Tour
11:30am & 12:30pm: Seawater Tours
1:00pm-2:00pm: Plenary Talk
Grey and blue, old and new: Using multiple tools to understand the lives and health of whales by Dr. Leigh Torres, The Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafuana Lab (GEMM Lab) Marine Mammal Institute,Oregon State University
2:00-2:30pm: Duck Race
2:30pm-3:00: Meet the Author of Ellie's Strand: Exploring the Edge of the Pacific
M.L. Herring, co-author and illustrator of Ellie's Strand, will give an interactive presentation on coastal ecology and beach cleanups, along with a special guest from Surfrider.
Stay tuned for more details!