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Autumn 2012 | Volume 1 Issue 3
IN THIS ISSUE:
The long, rectangular office packed with computer monitors and servers looks more like a storage closet than a control room. But this cramped space is where the magic happens. On a large screen in front of them, Dr. Shawn Rowe and Mark Farley watch a collage of moving images ... Read more ...
People love getting up close and personal with animals in a zoo or aquarium. Oregon Sea Grant is investigating exactly how such encounters help create real learning about science and the natural world... Read more ...
Cait Goodwin parks her car in front of the Yaquina Head interpretive center. Outside it’s pouring, but a little rain won’t stop her. Follow along on an Oregon Coast Quest and find out how exploring the coast can expand once knowledge about its environment, history and culture. Read more ...
One of the first public wave energy testing systems in the United States began operation in August off the Oregon coast near Newport. Read more ...
How do you rate “ocean literacy”? Learn how Lincoln County aims to be the most “ocean literate” district in the country. Web extra: Read an expanded version of the story.
When a giant floating dock washed ashore on a central Oregon coast beach in June 2012, Oregon Sea Grant did what it does best: partnering with other organizations to educate coastal residents on what to expect, and building coalitions to respond. Read more ...
Learn how professors Dr. John Falk and Dr. Lynn Dierking traced a scientific concept as it moved from a free-choice learning environment to the public consciousness
Discover how a recent OSU graduate is putting her environmental science education to work - and learning at the same time - as a Sea Grant-sponsored John A. Knauss Fellow in Washington, D.C.
More on Free-Choice Learning
Educator McKenzie Reeves explains how Free-Choice Learning staff mapped out the HMSC Visitor Center to understand how visitors move from one exhibit or activity to another.
- The Free-Choice Learning Lab at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center
- What goes on behind the scenes at the Free-Choice Learning Lab? Follow the FCL Blog to find out!
- Lessons from the Magic Planet (Terra magazine)
- OSU's Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning
- OSU E-campus Master of Science degree in Free-Choice Learning
- Oregon Coast Quests - learn more and sign up for the Quest newsletter.
More from Oregon Sea Grant:
- A Primer on Wave Energy Devices, by Kaety Hildenbrand and Alex Hirota. Download this free, illustrated brochure to learn more abou how these
- Wave Power: The Potential of Oregon's Oceans. This 2006 video describes some of the foundational work done at OSU to understand the electricity-generating potential of ocean waves.
- Photo gallery: Summer 2012 deployment of OSU's new Ocean Sentinel wave energy testing platform
- Tsunami Debris resources