Kathryn Hawes

Kathryn Hawes

Marine Education Coordinator
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Office: 541-867-0233

HMSC Visitor Center

2030 Marine Science Drive

2030 Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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Affiliated with: 
Oregon Sea Grant
Hatfield Marine Science Center
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Research/Career Interests: 
  • STEM education for school and youth groups
  • Public marine education

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Kathryn Hawes serves as the point-of-contact for school and youth groups planning to visit OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport for a class or tour. She also conducts marine education programming, including the popular public feedings of the Visitor Center's resident octopus.

She holds a BS in Forest Ecosystem Management from Iowa State University, and a Graduate Certificate from Oregon State University in Sustainable Natural Resources. Before coming to the Visitor Center, she worked as a park ranger at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area and South Beach State Park. As an HMSC museum assistant, she interpreted exhibits, gave public animal feeding presentations and worked with museum volunteers, school groups and the public.