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.

Feeling Art-Sea

Fall Family HomeSchool Day

Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

While our oceans promote scientific inquiry and curiosity, artistic inspiration is a major component that is often overlooked. Through a variety of hands-on activities, families will engage both sides of their brain by learning and experiencing both artistic and scientific connections to the ocean. For this homeschool event, each family will choose a track to follow for the day. Tracks are for all ages, but we do offer suggestions depending on the age of your family members. For mixed ages, we suggest the Raphael or Leonardo track. For mostly older children, we suggest the Michelangelo track.

One adult must be present per family and must stay with children throughout the event. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open Monday, August 27, 2018 and is $25.00 per participant. Please note that adults are considered participants and each additional adult or child must be added to the registration.

Want to spend Friday night with the sharks? The Oregon Coast Aquarium is hosting a Home School Sleep Over on Friday, October 2nd after the HMSC home school event. Be sure to mention your registration to HMSC’s Feeling Art-sea and receive a $5.00 per person discount. For more information click here!

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Program Descriptions

Raphael

Leonardo Michelangelo

Tidepool Roles – Sea stars, sea urchins, sea anemones, oh my! Come meet and interact with these key species and learn about their role in tidepool environments. Then, use playdough to craft your own tidepool stage featuring all the species to take home.

Scrimshaw Art – Scrimshaw, the art of engraving designs on whale bones, shells, or other materials, was an artistic past-time for a lot of whalers. Come learn how historically marine mammal body parts were used to make everyday tools, provide oil, and other uses. Then, make your own scrimshaw art to take home.

Ocean Poetry – Explore a variety of live and dried specimens found in coastal habitats and learn about the adaptations that enable them to survive. After spending time with the animals, stimulate your creative side by writing a haiku.

Ocean Poetry – Explore a variety of live and dried specimens found in coastal habitats and learn about the adaptations that enable them to survive. After spending time with the animals, stimulate your creative side by writing a haiku.

Tidepool Roles – Sea stars, sea urchins, sea anemones, oh my! Come meet and interact with these key species and learn about their role in tidepool environments. Then, use playdough to craft your own tidepool stage featuring all the species to take home.

Trash to Treasure – What are all of those unnatural items accumulating on our local beaches? Come learn about the marine debris challenges facing the Oregon coast and beyond and find out what you can do to help! Then, learn about upcycling by using marine debris to make your own bookmark or create a reusable beeswax wrap to use in place of plastic wrap.

Trash to Treasure – What are all of those unnatural items accumulating on our local beaches? Come learn about the marine debris challenges facing the Oregon coast and beyond and find out what you can do to help! Then, learn about upcycling by using marine debris to make your own bookmark or create a reusable beeswax wrap to use in place of plastic wrap.

Ocean Poetry – Explore a variety of live and dried specimens found in coastal habitats and learn about the adaptations that enable them to survive. After spending time with the animals, stimulate your creative side by writing a haiku.

Scrimshaw Art – Scrimshaw, the art of engraving designs on whale bones, shells, or other materials, was an artistic past-time for a lot of whalers. Come learn how historically marine mammal body parts were used to make everyday tools, provide oil, and other uses. Then, make your own scrimshaw art to take home.

Afternoon Craft Activities for Everyone!

Squid Printing - Create a squid print t-shirt or canvas bag to take home! Canvas bags, squid, and paint will be provided, but feel free to bring your own t-shirt to print on.

Copper Art - What comes to mind when you think of the coast? Interpret what comes to mind by engraving a copper square to take home.

Bioluminescence in the Deep Sea - Paint the bioluminescence parts of deep-sea fish and learn how these fish use bioluminescence to survive in deepsea environments.

 

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Spring 2019 Homeschool Day: Friday, March 15, 2019

 

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:

Lindsay Carroll
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365
541-867-0233
SeaGrantMarineEd@oregonstate.edu

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