Join us for Marine Science Day  

Saturday, April 11, 2020

10 am - 4 pm

  

 

THIS YEAR'S THEME: THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon, for an open house!

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!

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!

Please help us spread the word - contact us for more info or to sign up for our HMSC events mailing list.

Are you coming for the weekend? Click here for Newport events, lodging, and more!

COMING SOON - 2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR MARINE SCIENCE DAY

 

Past Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2019

  • 10 am-4 pm: 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, 10 am - 4 pm.
  • 10:45 am & 11:45 am: Marine Studies Building Tours 
  • 11:00 am: Estuary Tour 
  • 11:30 am & 12:30 pm: Seawater Tours
  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm: 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 
  • 2:00-2:30 pm: Duck Race
  • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  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.