2013 Schedule at a Glance












Price List


Advance Onsite
October 10 & 11
LCSD staff Free Free
Presenter Free Free
Group rate (4 or more) $70           
Individual $80 $100
One Day Only (Thu or Fri)
LCSD staff Free Free
Presenter Free Free
Group (4 or more) $35            
Individual $40 $50


Thursday 7:30- 3:30

Thursday A.M. Sessions

Full Day Workshop (9:00-3:30)

Bus 1 to Westwind  

SESSION FULL- A whole system journey through tsunami history of the Oregon Coast

Matt Taylor, Westwind Stewardship Group; and, Sue Graves, Lincoln County School District

Enjoy an adventurous day on the beautiful Salmon river by canoe or kayak while learning about the history of tsunamis on the Oregon Coast. Wear appropriate clothing and expect to get (at least) your shoes wet. Boats, life jackets, paddles and lunch is provided.

Grades: all        Subjects: Science        Format: Field Experience


Double Sessions A.M. (9:15-11:15)

Bus 4 to Newport Bayfront

Belly Button Science and Bayfront Quest

Jo Train and Jana Osterlund, Newport Intermediate School

This field experience will take place on Newport's Bayfront.  We will be doing Belly Button science by classifying invertebrates, then learning about the fishing industry through the Bayfront Quest.  We will be on our belly's and walking, so please wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Grades: 4th-8th     Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science        Format: Field Experience


Bus 3 to Beaver Creek State Park

SESSION FULL- Outdoor education opportunities at Beaver Creek State Natural Area

Brian Fowler and Dani Padilla, Oregon State Parks

Take a step outside of the classroom with Park Rangers Brian Fowler and Dani Padilla and learn how you and your students can live the outdoor learning experience right here at Beaver Creek.
Our session presentation will guide you through the history of the  Beaver Creek watershed, highlight some of the key resources in the park, and why it is one of the most unique coastal environment here on the Oregon coast.
Participants will be provided an orientation of the park, summary of Oregon State Parks mission in education, examples of activities that facilitate Ocean Literacy and Forest Literacy curriculum,  park staff guidelines and limitations for school field trips,Ranger lead environmental education program sample, and information on previous outdoor school experiences at the park.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Social Science        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 33

MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) ROV Competition

Dana Spink, Toledo Elementary School; and, Sean Bedell, Eddyville Charter School

In this session, participants will sample some lesson(s) for constructing and testing ROVs (remotely operated vehicles). Information will also be shared regarding the MATE ROV competition.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Technology        Format: Workshop


Bus 4 to Olalla Creek

SESSION FULL- RIVERS!  The amazing connection between the forest and the sea

Christine Clapp, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Come out and explore Olalla Creek to learn about freshwater ecosystems and how to teach your students about watershed science.  This workshop will include a watershed visualization activity, a river walk to learn about the basic form and function of a river and its riparian zone, and macroinvertebrate sampling to investigate the aquatic community and learn more about food webs and nutrient cycling.  On our way to Olalla Creek we will discuss classroom programs and field trip opportunities with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and our volunteers.  A guide to locating applicable curriculum as well as a sample of classroom and field activities will be provided.

Grades: 3rd- High School        Subjects: Science        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 36

Blue Carbon:  What do salt marshes have to do with climate change?

Cait Goodwin and Jenna Kulluson, Oregon Coast Education Program

Join coordinators from the Oregon Coast Education Program (OCEP) as we model a short meaningful watershed education experience that explores the concept of Blue Carbon.  To Prepare for our field experience, we will elicit and examine prior knowledge about the carbon cycle.  In our Action phase we will head out to the salt marsh for hands-on wetlands exploration (dress for the outdoors; boots recommended).  At the end we will Reflect on the role wetlands play in climate change, and the implications for salt marsh stewardship and restoration. 

This session will highlight activities from the Bringing Wetlands To Market education project being developed at the Waquoit Bay and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserves.  These activities have been piloted in OCEP workshops and will be coming soon to www.estuaries.noaa.gov and included in the OCEP coastal education modules available on the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) website.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Science        Format: Field Experience


Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

StreamWebs Student Stewardship Network

Megan Kleibacker, Oregon Sea Grant, OSU Extension

StreamWebs is a student watershed database and stewardship application, designed to serve as a "bridge" between the field and the classroom. StreamWebs helps students get outside by linking classrooms with local watershed research and restoration projects, providing curriculum, data forms, tutorial videos, and field training, and offering a venue for students to share the results of their watershed data collection and multimedia projects.

In the first part of this session, we will head out into the field to conduct canopy surveys and photopoint monitoring.  Participants will learn how to effectively engage students in these activities, the tools and methods employed to monitor shade canopy and ecosystem change, and how to integrate these activities with other field surveys. We will then upload our canopy data and photopoints into StreamWebs, take a look at StreamWebs' STEM features, and discuss the variety of ways in which StreamWebs can be implemented into service-learning projects. www.streamwebs.org

Grades: 4th- High School    Subjects: 4th- High School        Format: Workshop


Bus 2 to Beverly Beach

SESSION FULL- Coastal Wild Edibles

Jenni Remillard, Oregon Coast Aquarium

From the sea to the shore, we will explore what plants, mushrooms, sea weeds, and critters are edible along the Oregon Coast.  This is a just for fun session to expand your knowledge of local wild edibles (and prepare for the zombie apocalypse).  Please dress for the weather as we will be outside.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science and Recreation        Format: Field Experience


Break-Out Session #1 (9:15- 10:05)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

SESSION FULL-Outdoor Art

Teresa Mealy, Oregon Coast Aquarium

You don't need a bunch of materials to make art, there are art supplies abound in nature. Come explore ways to make Andy Goldsworthy inspired art with your students where the emphasis is on finding the beauty in found objects and thinking outside the box in making creations. Please come dressed to be outside.

Grades: All        Subjects: Art        Format: Field Experience


Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

SESSION FULL--Behind the Scenes Tour of the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Wendy Spaulding, Oregon Coast Aquarium

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday.

Special Requirements: This tour includes a trip to the top of the Passage of the Deep exhibit requiring participants to be able to climb 2 flights of stairs unaided.

Grades: All        Subjects: General        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Pedagogy of Place; using the field as a source of inspiration for writing

Jill Bryant, Willamette University; Jennifer Roberts, Educational Consultant

Participants from last Spring's Pedagogy of Place retreat and newcomers are invited to join this interactive session reviewing, practicing and refining techniques for engaging students in writing in the outdoors. This specific break-out session is targeted to 4th-8th grade educators.

Grades: 4th-8th        Subjects: Language Arts        Format: Workshop


Oregon Coast Aquarium Classroom

Sea and Shorebird Studies of First Graders

Ingrid Olson and Molly Griffo, Crestview Elementary School

Molly Griffo and Ingrid Olson will present their experience teaching first graders to research and present information about iconic Oregon Coast sea/shorebirds.

The students used a combination of technology (mini-ipads), field experiences, reading and interviews to learn about the needs and dangers faced by ten important birds found on the Oregon Coast. Students took action to assist the birds.  The "nuts and bolts" of classroom technology, field experiences and community contacts will be featured. Also, writing across the genres from this project will be shared.

Grades: Kindergarten- 3rd        Subjects:Language Arts, Science, Technology        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 27

Making the Connection - From Classroom to I Get It!

Fran Matthews, Marine Discovery Tours

"Making the Connection" is our formula, with an inquiry-based field trip experience aboard the Discovery, Oregon's floating classroom. Our team of naturalists engages K-12 students in hands on activities, from deploying a bottom trawl net, crab pots, conducting plankton tows to sea life viewing. These activities, along with an interdisciplinary program, encourage students to develop a deeper understanding and stewardship for our oceans and estuaries. Learn how to receive unique fisheries scholarship funding for your students to embark on a floating classroom adventure.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Oregon Coast Aquarium Gleason Room

Teaching with Ocean Treaties

Matt Love, Lincoln County School District

In this social studies education workshop, Matt Love will introduce multiple methods of teaching about the ocean utilizing some of the famous world treaties governing its use. Participants will also discuss ways to engage in critical thinking about the ocean's future through the study of treaties.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Social Science        Format: Workshop



Break-Out Session #2 (10:25-11:15)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Classroom

Introduction to Ocean and Forest Literacy Resources

Norie Dimeo-Ediger, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

There are a number of partners with the Lincoln County School District that have resources that support you engaging your students in learning about forests and oceans. Come to this session to get the quick run down of where to find all these great materials.

Grades: K-8        Subjects: All        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Pedagogy of Place; using the field as a source of inspiration for writing

Jill Bryant, Willamette University; Jennifer Roberts, Educational Consultant

Participants from last Spring's Pedagogy of Place retreat and newcomers are invited to join this interactive session reviewing, practicing and refining techniques for engaging students in writing in the outdoors. This specific break-out session is targeted to K-3 educators.

Grades: Kindergarten- 3rd        Subjects: Language Arts        Format: Workshop


Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

Bird Behavior at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

CJ McCarty, Oregon Coast Aquarium

Looking for a new way to engage your students in a field experience at the Oregon Coast Aquarium? Our feathered friends are a great opportunity to engage students in learning about behavior, life cycles and adaptations. In this session, husbandry staff will give an insiders’ view on the behaviors displayed by the birds at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and what behaviors may tell us about individuals and our collection. Participants will leave with a greater knowledge of bird behavior and new ideas for engaging students in learning about animal behavior with extensions in math and writing.

Grades: Kindergarten-6th        Subjects: Science, Language Arts and Math        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Library Seminar Room

Tidepool and Intertidal Monitoring - Agency, Academic and Citizen Partnerships

Charlie Plybon, Surfrider; and, Brittany Huntington, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon's nearshore environment provides excellent opportunities for bridging existing intertidal research and monitoring with citizen-science and classroom partnerships for learning. Additionally, many of these areas are protected through Oregon's marine reserves and additional nearshore protected areas such as marine gardens. In this panel discussion, researchers from Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), The Nature Conservancy and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss current intertidal monitoring and research programs in Oregon and the benefits of establishing longterm monitoring partnerships for ecosystem change and management decisions. With the benefits of science and citizen partnerships also comes the challenges of establishing scientific protocols that meet the needs of data and management decisions while also meeting the needs and usability for teachers and citizens. Building off of existing programs and educational resources such as LiMPETS, participants will join the discussion to help provide feedback for development and scoping of similar partnerships in Oregon.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 30/32

Cetaceans off the Oregon Coast

Joy Primrose and Cheryl Haskell, American Cetacean Society

We will present information on the most commonly seen cetaceans off the Oregon Coast. We will also present the American Cetacean Society's Cetacean Curriculum A Teachers's Guide to Introducing and Using Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the Classroom and other ACS resource materials.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 27

Cascadia Initiative

William Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University

The Cascadia Initiative consists of a grid of undersea seismometers and terrestrial GPS stations. The information gathered from this network will be analyzed to measure changes in the crust along both sides of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. This ongoing research project included designing two types of deep-sea seismometers, including one that is resistant to accidental encounters with trawl nets. The challenges of the deployment and recovery of these seismometers at sea has been captured on video.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Science, Technology        Format: Presentation



 Thursday P.M. Sessions

Double Sessions P.M. (12:55-2:55)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Gleason Room

Ocean and Non-fiction Writing

Matt Love, Lincoln County School District

In this workshop, educator and writer Matt Love will introduce ideas on how to integrate the ocean into the secondary teaching of non-fiction writing called for by many of the Common Core standards. Many of these ideas could also be adapted to elementary age students as well.

Grades: All        Subjects: Language Arts, Science        Format: Workshop


Bus 3 to Agate Beach

SESSION FULL-Learn to Surf

Ollie Richardson, Newport High School

Learn how to surf, avoid rip currents and rip tides, how to keep yourself safe at the beach and how to handle yourself in the ocean.  All participants will put on a wetsuit and boots, carry a surfboard to Agate Beach and learn some basic surfing skills and etiquette.  This is a highly exhilarating and fun experience that all will enjoy while being challenged both physically and mentally.

This session will cost participants $20 for gear rental.

Grades: All        Subjects: Physical and Recreation Education        Format: Field Experience


Bus 2 to Bayfront

SESSION FULL- Local Marine Recreation Opportunities for Youth

Joe Novello, Lincoln County School District

Participants will learn about local resources for marine related youth recreation in the Newport Area. The workshop will include tours of the Oregon Boating Foundation Youth Floathouse at Port Dock 7, and  the Yaquina Bay Yacht Clubhouse. The presentation will include informationa about youth kayaking, sailing classes, and the youth sailboat racing program for children ages 10 through 18.  The workshop will end with a bay tour on the sailing vessel Felicity.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Recreation, Math, Science        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 33

Ocean Acidification and Oysters

Clair Thomas, Tillamook School District 9    

Ocean acidification is affecting oyster juvenile development in Netarts Bay.  Research conducted by grade school through college age students will be presented detailing the changes taking place in water chemistry and oyster growth.  Participants will practice using water quality testing equipment, observe oysters in various phases of development and learn how to manipulate water variables to test for effects on oysters at various stages of growth.  Participants will be given information on obtaining oyster seed and lesson plans for setting up projects that focus on the effects ocean acidification on marine creatures.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Science        Format: Field Experience



Bus 5 to Kayaking and Oregon Coast Aquarium

SESSION FULL-- Kayaking for health, education and fun!

Denise Harrington and Jodi Hammond, South Prairie School, Tillamook School District 9

This is a beginning kayaking course. Learn kayaking skills and explore a small, inset bay near the Hatfield Science Center, NOAA and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. If we are feeling adventuresome, weather and skills permitting, we will take a water tour of downtown Newport.  Bring rain gear and fleece or wool layers, not cotton. Class location and date may change based on conditions.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science, Social Science, Physical Education, Special Education        Format: Field Experience


Bus 2 to Beverly Beach

The Prehistoric Coast: Fossil Hunting with the Oceanscape Network

Marsh Myers, Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s new web-based program, the Oceanscape Network, will host this hands-on program on fossil-hunting on the coast. The program will begin with an introduction to the Oceanscape Network, a free resource designed to connect pre-teens and teenagers to nature while stimulating their interest in science. Information will include how teachers can utilize the free online resources in their classroom, followed by an introduction to coastal fossils and an actual fossil hunt on Beverly Beach using Oceanscape materials and tools. Duration: 110 minutes on Thursday, October 10 only.
Location: Meeting hall yurt (in the main public parking area), Beverly Beach State Park north of Newport
Facilitator: Marsh Myers, Manager of Education and Administrator for the Oceanscape Network, Oregon Coast Aquarium

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Science, Technology        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Lab 31

An Ocean of Activities    

Tracy Crews; Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University

Dive into an ocean of marine science related resources and opportunities for k-12 students and educators!  Participants will have the opportunity to explore activities from NOAA's Why Do We Explore? and How Do We Explore? curriculum, the Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (CMORE) science kits, and will learn about how to involve their students in a national Ocean Art Competition and the Oregon Coast Quests program.



Break-Out Session #3 (12:55-1:45)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Classroom

Planning a field trip: from making a plan to engaging your chaperones

Norie Dimeo-Ediger, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Field trips can be rich with learning opportunities with just a little careful planning. In this session, you'll receive some guidance on where to get started on planning your field trip from planning your students learning objectives, selecting the right site and activities and preparing your chaperones to be a help rather than hindrance.

Grades: All        Subjects: All        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 30/32

SESSION FULL-- iMovie trailers on the iPad

Adam Galen, Newport Intermediate School

Want to learn how to engage students using an iPad? Whether you have one or 30, come participate in making a one minute movie trailer that will excite your students in the classroom. We will be discussing projects, lesson ideas, project based learning, and reading activities that will include using the iPad and iMovie.

Grades: All        Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Technology        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Library Seminar Room

Diving into Oregon's Marine Reserves

Charlie Plybon, Surfrider; and, Stacy Galleher

Dive into Oregon's Marine Reserves - learn the what, where and why of these special protected areas in Oregon's coastal waters, check out some underwater video from these unique places and how other teachers and educators are incorporating marine reserves into lesson plans, ocean literacy units, citizen science efforts and field trips.  Participants will receive a general orientation from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to Oregon's newly established marine reserve sites, followed by a case study lesson plan implemented at Driftwood Elementary and Pacific High School developed by Surfrider Foundation and the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve Community Team. Teachers will have the opportunity to review various existing resources for marine reserve educational units as well as provide feedback on resources for development in Lincoln County.

Grades: All        Subjects: Math, Science        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 37

Isolating DNA – A fun hands on lesson to introduce genetics

Nick Sard, Oregon State University

This workshop is designed to teach students about how scientists use DNA to study fish in our oceans. Participants will be given real world examples of how researchers study fish species important to our ecosystems, culture, and economy. These examples are intended to provide some background on why studying the genetics of species is important. Participants will then isolate DNA from strawberries using a simple technique that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Finally, we will end by discussing how this activity can be applied to teaching standards. All participants will be given a lesson plan to use in their own classrooms.

Grades: 7th- High School    Subjects: Science        Format: Workshop


Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

Get Outside

Wendy Spaulding, Oregon Coast Aquarium   

Back by popular demand, this session will discuss new ways to get your class outside and thinking about their surroundings.  These activities are easily adaptable for all ages and lengths of time.  Activities focus on awareness of surroundings, observations, and exploring.

Grades: Kindergarten- 3rd    Subjects: Interdisciplinary Science    Format: Field Experience



Break-Out Session #4 (2:05-2:55)

Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 36

Teacher at Sea

Katie Sard, Isaac Newton Magnet School; and, Avery Marvin, Taft Jr/Sr High

This session will introduce teachers to the NOAA Teacher at Sea program.  Katie Sard, who teaches Science at Isaac Newton Magnet School in Newport, and Avery Marvin, who teaches Science at Taft 7-12, will be leading the session.  Both teachers participated in the Teacher at Sea program on the NOAA Ship Rainier this past summer.  They will give an overview of the program, share their experiences, and finish by sharing an activity that they have developed from their experience that could be done in the 7-12 classroom.  All grade levels are welcome to join!

Grades: 7th- High School    Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 37

SESSION FULL-- The ART of Recycling

Sharon Nieukirk, CIMRS/ Oregon State University/ NOAA

We like to encourage our students to reduce, reuse and recycle but why not teach them to make something beautiful out of our waste. In this session, you will learn how to engage your students in observing, measuring, sorting and analyzing your classes waste. Students will then find ways to recycle that waste by creating art or other products that give them new life.

Grades: Kindergarten- 6th        Subjects: Math, Art, Science        Format: Workshop


Oregon Coast Aquarium Classroom

Questions???

Norie Dimeo-Ediger, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

As teachers, we are encouraged to use a variety of different questions in our instruction. There are Essential Questions, Driving Questions and Inquiry Questions to use, but little guidance on how they all relate and overlap. In this interactive session, we will explore how different types of questions can be used to drive our instruction. We will conclude the session taking a serious look at Inquiry Questions that are driven by students.

Grades: All        Subjects: All        Format: Workshop


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Wealthy Tide Pools

Roy Simpson, Bureau of Land Management- Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Oregon's Rocky Shores are famous for spectacular coastal beauty including incredible, species-diverse tide pools. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is one such site, recently rated as one of the best tide pool sites in North America. Whether you decide to visit Yaquina Head, another tide pool site, or wish to explore the coastal environment from your classroom, this workshop offers engaging standard-based curriculum for 4th-8th teachers. With over 4,000 students visiting the tide pools annually, the Bureau of Land Management developed a variety of programs and activities to teach students about the intertidal ecology featured on the rugged Oregon Coastline. Participants will learn about and identify intertidal species through hands-on activities and visuals directly applied to classroom teaching.  These activities include take-home lesson plans, involving pre-and post-visit curriculum, as well as resources for all who attend.

Grades: 4th- 8th        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 27

Careers and Educational Opportunities in Oregon’s Forest Sector Workforce

Peter Matzka, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Oregon has a resilient and diverse forest sector workforce.  Many opportunities exist for students to find careers and educators to find outdoor learning opportunities, for their students, both locally and across the state.  Learn about the importance of Oregon’s forest economy, career pathways, and educational opportunities both state wide and in Lincoln County.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Science, Technology, Career        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 30/32

SESSION FULL- The Maritime History of Oregon

Steve Wyatt, Oregon Coast Historical Council

Oregon has rich maritime history. In this session, learn more about the people and industries that began our coastal communities.

Grades: All        Subjects: Social Science        Format: Presentation


Friday A.M. Sessions

Double Sessions A.M. (9:15-11:15)

Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 37

Explore Your Estuary!

Joy Tally, Ann Marinea and Melia Jasso; South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Discover how to use your local coastal habitat to explore the natural world with your students.  Along the way you can meet state standards and learn more about your community. Estuaries connect the forests to the sea and help to tell the story of both.  Using both classroom and field experiences, we will conduct a hands-on investigation of the estuary using tools and techniques that are simple and adaptable to any local estuary exploration.

Grades:Kindergarten- 6th        Subject: Language Arts, Science        Format: Field Experience


Bus 1 to Beaver Creek

Outdoor education opportunities at Beaver Creek State Natural Area

Brian Fowler and Dani Padilla, Oregon State Parks

Take a step outside of the classroom with Park Rangers Brian Fowler and Dani Padilla and learn how you and your students can live the outdoor learning experience right here at Beaver Creek.
Our session presentation will guide you through the history of the  Beaver Creek watershed, highlight some of the key resources in the park, and why it is one of the most unique coastal environment here on the Oregon coast.
Participants will be provided an orientation of the park, summary of Oregon State Parks mission in education, examples of activities that facilitate Ocean Literacy and Forest Literacy curriculum,  park staff guidelines and limitations for school field trips,Ranger lead environmental education program sample, and information on previous outdoor school experiences at the park.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Social Science        Format: Field Experience


Bus 1 to Mike Miller

Timber Cruising Computations in a Coastal Forest

Dick Powell, Starker Forests

This session will highlight hands-on math and common forestry tools used to estimate trees per acre; their heights, diameters, and ages; and their volumes and value. This is all essential information necessary to make sound management decisions. Come prepared to practice this statistical sampling outside in a forestry context.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Math, Science        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 36

SealTag: Integrating Marine Technology & Research in the Classroom

Lisa Mulcahy, MarEPOsa; Dr. William Hanshumaker, Oregon Sea Grant, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University

Engage students with exciting research on endangered Steller sea lions and the remote monitoring technology used to study them. We will introduce a STEM curriculum for 6th-12th grades aligned to Ocean Literacy Principles and Science Content Standards. Participants use hands-on activities from the lessons to understand marine technology, physical science principles, and engineering. Links to downloadable curriculum and web resources will be provided.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Math, Science, Technology, Engineering        Format: Workshop


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 33

Ocean Acidification and Oysters

Clair Thomas, Tillamook School District 9    

Ocean acidification is affecting oyster juvenile development in Netarts Bay.  Research conducted by grade school through college age students will be presented detailing the changes taking place in water chemistry and oyster growth.  Participants will practice using water quality testing equipment, observe oysters in various phases of development and learn how to manipulate water variables to test for effects on oysters at various stages of growth.  Participants will be given information on obtaining oyster seed and lesson plans for setting up projects that focus on the effects ocean acidification on marine creatures.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Science        Format: Field Experience


Bus 2 to Beverly Beach

Coastal Wild Edibles

Jenni Remillard, Oregon Coast Aquarium

From the sea to the shore, we will explore what plants, mushrooms, sea weeds, and critters are edible along the Oregon Coast.  This is a just for fun session to expand your knowledge of local wild edibles (and prepare for the zombie apocalypse).  Please dress for the weather as we will be outside.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science and Recreation        Format: Field Experience



Break-Out Session #1 (9:15-10:05)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

SESSION FULL-- Behind the Scenes Tour of the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Wendy Spaulding, Oregon Coast Aquarium

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday.

Special Requirements: This tour includes a trip to the top of the Passage of the Deep exhibit requiring participants to be able to climb 2 flights of stairs unaided.

Grades: All        Subjects: General        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Marine Debris

Doug Sestrich, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Marine Debris is a power point presentation for all grade levels.  You will learn what marine debris are, the origin of marine debris, and what we can do to prevent them.  You will be given ideas for activities to take back to your classrooms.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Math, Science, Physical Education       Format: Presentation


Oregon Coast Aquarium Classroom

Wildlife in Oregon’s coastal forest: How to bring it alive in your classroom!

Julie Woodward and Norie Dimeo-Ediger, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Wildlife in Oregon’s coastal forest: How to bring it alive in your classroom!
Private and public organizations will partner to introduce the importance of bringing wildlife and coastal forests into your classroom. Free resources and lesson plans will be showcased. University researchers and wildlife biologists will share “real life” examples and opportunities happening in the local coastal forests. Sponsored by Oregon Forest Resources Institute, OSU and Weyerhaeuser

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects:Math, Science, Social Science, Technology      Format: Presentation


Break-Out Session #2 (10:25- 11:15)

Oregon Coast Aquarium Gleason Room

Rain as a Curriculum for Writing

Matt Love, Lincoln County School District

Rain is a ubiquitous and essential part of living on the Oregon Coast, but many people consider it only as weather and something to measure. In this workshop taught by writer Matt Love, teachers will participate in a writing workshop where they learn how to adapt rain as a curriculum for teaching writing in different modes and genres. This workshop emphasizes language arts instruction for any grade level, but could be of interest to science teachers as well.

Grades: All        Subjects: Language Arts        Format: Workshop


Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

Bird Behavior at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

CJ McCarty, Oregon Coast Aquarium

Looking for a new way to engage your students in a field experience at the Oregon Coast Aquarium? Our feathered friends are a great opportunity to engage students in learning about behavior, life cycles and adaptations. In this session, husbandry staff will give an insiders’ view on the behaviors displayed by the birds at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and what behaviors may tell us about individuals and our collection. Participants will leave with a greater knowledge of bird behavior and new ideas for engaging students in learning about animal behavior with extensions in math and writing.

Grades: Kindergarten-6th        Subjects: Science, Language Arts and Math        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 27

Cetaceans off the Oregon Coast

Joy Primrose and Cheryl Haskell, American Cetacean Society

We will present information on the most commonly seen cetaceans off the Oregon Coast. We will also present the American Cetacean Society's Cetacean Curriculum A Teachers's Guide to Introducing and Using Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the Classroom and other ACS resource materials.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Sustainable forestry: What does that mean?

Jim Reeb,  Oregon State University

We have all heard about sustainable forestry, but what does that mean?  Are our forests really sustainable?  Are we losing forests because of overuse and urban development?  In this session we will discuss these issues and others pertaining to the forests of the world, the U.S., Oregon and Lincoln County.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Science, Social Science       Format: Presentation


Friday P.M. Sessions

Double Sessions P.M. (12:55-2:55)

Bus 1 to Newport Bayfront

Belly Button Science and Bayfront Quest

Jo Train and Jana Osterlund, Newport Intermediate School

This field experience will take place on Newport's Bayfront.  We will be doing Belly Button science by classifying invertebrates, then learning about the fishing industry through the Bayfront Quest.  We will be on our belly's and walking, so please wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Grades: 4th-8th     Subjects: Language Arts, Math, Science        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 27

Ocean and Non-fiction Writing

Matt Love, Lincoln County School District

In this workshop, educator and writer Matt Love will introduce ideas on how to integrate the ocean into the secondary teaching of non-fiction writing called for by many of the Common Core standards. Many of these ideas could also be adapted to elementary age students as well.

Grades: All        Subjects: Language Arts, Science        Format: Workshop


Bus 2 to Agate Beach

Learn to Surf

Ollie Richardson, Newport High School

Learn how to surf, avoid rip currents and rip tides, how to keep yourself safe at the beach and how to handle yourself in the ocean.  All participants will put on a wetsuit and boots, carry a surfboard to Agate Beach and learn some basic surfing skills and etiquette.  This is a highly exhilarating and fun experience that all will enjoy while being challenged both physically and mentally.

This session will cost participants $20 for gear rental.

Grades: All        Subjects: Physical and Recreation Education        Format: Field Experience


Bus 1 to Bayfront

Local Marine Recreation Opportunities for Youth

Joe Novello, Lincoln County School District

Participants will learn about local resources for marine related youth recreation in the Newport Area. The workshop will include tours of the Oregon Boating Foundation Youth Floathouse at Port Dock 7, and  the Yaquina Bay Yacht Clubhouse. The presentation will include informationa about youth kayaking, sailing classes, and the youth sailboat racing program for children ages 10 through 18.  The workshop will end with a bay tour on the sailing vessel Felicity.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Recreation, Math, Science        Format: Field Experience


Bus 1 to Oregon Coast Community College

Setting Up a Classroom Tank

Aquarium Science Program Oregon Coast Community College

Fish tanks are an excellent addition to any classroom; they are aesthetically pleasing and provide great opportunities for students to learn. In this session, students from the Oregon Coast Community College’s Aquarium Science Program will share the basics of setting up a classroom tank. Following this session, you will have ideas on how to set-up a tank and activities to engage students in learning about the fish tank.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Bus 1 to Mike Miller Park

Youth in the Forest

Clair Thomas, Tillamook School District 9

In this workshop, you will learn strategies for safely taking primary grade students in the forest for authentic learning. Activities will be shared and practiced in a local forest so please come dressed for the adventure.

Grades: Kindergarten- 4th        Subjects: Science        Format: Field Experience


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 33

Alternative Energy Student Challenge

Tracy Crews and Jon Roschke; Oregon State University, Oregon Sea Grant

Explore ways to integrate STEM in your classroom and address new state standards by engaging your students in designing devices that utilize wind, solar and wave energy. Participants will learn about upcoming workshops in their area that will provide them the opportunity to build alternative energy devices and a student challenge that will allow students the opportunity to test test their own devices and compare them with others.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Science, Technology        Format: Workshop

Break-Out Session #3 (12:55-1:45)


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Diack: A Funding Source for Field-based Science Inquiry

Mike Weddle, Diack Ecology Education Program

The Diack Ecology Education Program provides a system of grants, workshops and resources that are distributed to teachers and students in Oregon to encourage them to involve youth in field-based science inquiry and ecology studies. Field-based science inquiry provides the perfect opportunity to get students out of the classroom and into the natural world.  Field-based research projects provide a unique opportunity for students to learn critical thinking, data collection, comparative analysis and written and oral presentation skills - all valuable skills for any student. This session will show teachers how easy it is to apply for a Diack grant for up to $2000 per teacher or $6000 for teachers working collaboratively. The session will also highlight successful field-based science inquiry programs around the state from elementary to high school to give attendees specific ideas for utilizing grant funds.

Grades: All        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Oregon Coast Aquarium Lobby

Get Outside

Wendy Spaulding, Oregon Coast Aquarium   

Back by popular demand, this session will discuss new ways to get your class outside and thinking about their surroundings.  These activities are easily adaptable for all ages and lengths of time.  Activities focus on awareness of surroundings, observations, and exploring.

Grades: Kindergarten- 3rd    Subjects: Interdisciplinary Science    Format: Field Experience


Oregon Coast Aquarium Gleason Room

Connecting Students to Their Community Through Citizen Science

Fawn Custer, CoastWatch; Danielle Asson

This session will introduce you to opportunities that will help you engage your students in valid scientific research while helping them gain an intimate understanding of the importance of a healthy beach.  Unlike any other state, Oregon’s beaches belong to the public. With this in mind, allowing the students to become involved in some of the current research such as the Tsunami Marine Debris Monitoring, Shorebird Survey, or Marine Mammal Stranding can make their visit to the beach more rewarding as well as a long lasting benefit to our shores.  This session will include resources and a demonstration of the protocols that will be used.

Grades: 4th- High School        Subjects: Math, Science        Format: Presentation


Break-Out Session #4 (2:05-2:55)


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 28

Pedagogical Steps to Environmental Maturity

Dick Powell, Starker Forests

Powell has 41 years working for Starker Forests. In this session, he will share how to get students from going outdoors to making and taking responsibility for decisions by outlining some simple steps for developing environmental maturity in students.

Grades: All        Subjects: Math, Science, Social Science       Format: Presentation


Hatfield Marine Science Center Room 37

Wealthy Tide Pools

Roy Simpson, Bureau of Land Management- Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Oregon's Rocky Shores are famous for spectacular coastal beauty including incredible, species-diverse tide pools. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is one such site, recently rated as one of the best tide pool sites in North America. Whether you decide to visit Yaquina Head, another tide pool site, or wish to explore the coastal environment from your classroom, this workshop offers engaging standard-based curriculum for 4th-8th teachers. With over 4,000 students visiting the tide pools annually, the Bureau of Land Management developed a variety of programs and activities to teach students about the intertidal ecology featured on the rugged Oregon Coastline. Participants will learn about and identify intertidal species through hands-on activities and visuals directly applied to classroom teaching.  These activities include take-home lesson plans, involving pre-and post-visit curriculum, as well as resources for all who attend.

Grades: 4th- 8th        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation


Oregon Coast Aquarium Gleason Room

What is sustainable seafood?

Selina Heppell, Oregon State University

We are constantly bombarded with news stories and advice about what seafood to eat and what seafood to avoid. How can we filter the information to make wise choices as consumers, and get our students to think critically about the same? This session will review some of the issues of seafood consumption - sustainability and fisheries management, bycatch and environmental impacts, aquaculture, mercury loads and health benefits, support of local fishing communities - and provide discussion points and resources to help students develop their own ethics of seafood choice.

Grades: 7th- High School        Subjects: Science        Format: Presentation

Workshop Highlights:

Belly Button Science and Bayfront Quest- Thursday a.m. Double Session and Friday p.m. Double Session

This field experience will take place on Newport's Bayfront. We will be doing Belly Button science by classifying invertebrates, then learning about the fishing industry through the Bayfront Quest. We will be on our belly's and walking, so please wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes.

Timber Cruising Computations in a Coastal Forest- Friday a.m. Double Session

This session will highlight hands-on math and common forestry tools used to estimate trees per acre; their heights, diameters, and ages; and their volumes and value. This is all essential information necessary to make sound management decisions. Come prepared to practice this statistical sampling outside in a forestry context.

Local Marine Recreation Opportunities for Youth- Thursday and Friday p.m. Double Session

Participants will learn about local resources for marine related youth recreation in the Newport Area. The workshop will include tours of the Oregon Boating Foundation Youth Floathouse at Port Dock 7, and the Yaquina Bay Yacht Clubhouse. The presentation will include information about youth kayaking, sailing classes, and the youth sailboat racing program for children ages 10 through 18. The workshop will end with a bay tour on the sailing vessel Felicity.


Presentation Highlights:

Teaching with Ocean Treaties- Thursday Session #1

In this social studies education workshop, Matt Love will introduce multiple methods of teaching about the ocean utilizing some of the famous world treaties governing its use. Participants will also discuss ways to engage in critical thinking about the ocean's future through the study of treaties.

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Oregon Coast Aquarium- Thursday and Friday Session #1

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday.

Careers and Educational Opportunities in Oregon's Forest Sector Workforce- Thursday Session #4

Oregon has a resilient and diverse forest sector workforce. Many opportunities exist for students to find careers and educators to find outdoor learning opportunities, for their students, both locally and across the state. Learn about the importance of Oregon’s forest economy, career pathways, and educational opportunities both state wide and in Lincoln County.


Special Events

Symposium Celebration Cruise with Marine Discovery Tours


Thursday Evening, October 10th

Be part of a Yaquina Bay bottom trawl, experiencing activities like your students, with a “relaxed adult” twist- anyone for a cold Rogue or soda and some Galley Sink Salsa?! Meet our team, along with colleagues aboard a local field trip that receives fan mail like: “It was so fun. I loved seeing all those animals and for teaching us about the sea!” Love Kiana (John Meyers, Sam Case Elementary Class, 2011)

Sleep with the Sharks, Teacher Sleepover at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Thursday Night, October 10th

You'll have the Aquarium to yourself as you travel through our exhibits and enjoy the galleries with your peers! After a fun-filled evening exploring life under the ocean, be lulled to sleep by the soothing sights of our Passages of the Deep tunnels.The sleepover will include a full dinner with vegetarian options. A late snack and a light breakfast are also provided.

How Do We Explore? Professional Development for Educators of Grades 5-12 from NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Friday, October 11, 8:30-4:00

Join educators during Part II of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection workshop series, Volume 2: How Do We Explore? Using the NOAA Ship of exploration Okeanos Explorer as the platform, participants
will be guided through lessons targeting innovative modern ocean exploration strategies and the sophisticated instrumentation and equipment used to explore our largely unknown world ocean.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Each participant will receive unique take-home materials, a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation, a continental breakfast, and lunch. A $100 stipend will be available for those who participate in both Part I and Part II of the Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection workshops. If space is available, educators who have not yet participated in Part I may join us for Part II.

Please register by September 20th by e-mailing Tracy Crews at tracy.crews@oregonstate.edu
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