Oregon State University

Bill Hanshumaker

Bill Hanshumaker

Marine Public Education Specialist, HMSC Visitor Center

Oregon Sea Grant, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365-5229
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Dr. Bill Hanshumaker has been educating the public and self-selected audiences in free-choice science learning since 1977. With more than 16 years of experience at the Oregon Museum and Science and Industry and 16 years at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, Bill has had opportunities to develop, deliver, and evaluate science program for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. He is responsible for many of the exhibits and events at OSU's HMSC Visitor Center, and serves as an educational consultant to researchers at the HMSC and at OSU, and to state and federal agencies interested in developing interpretive materials to explain science to the public. He also conducts hands-on workshops in topics ranging from marine animal dissection to fossil identification for HMSC visitors, classes and special events.


  • Public marine science programming
  • Public necropsies and dissections
  • Exhibit design and evaluation
  • Science curriculum design, development, delivery and evaluation
  • Coordination and supervision of HMSC undergraduate intern program
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