Generations of students and their teachers have benefited from Oregon Sea Grant's marine science education programs with their unique combination of laboratories, classrooms, and public aquarium and exhibits.
The Oregon Sea Grant-operated Visitor Center is the public education wing of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. More than 150,000 people pass through the doors of the Visitor Center every year to view exhibits, participate in hands-on activities and learn about marine animals and issues facing the coast.
Oregon Sea Grant's marine education program offers classes, day-long learning events, summer camps, family programs and other opportunities for K-12 and home-schooled students and groups of all ages. Classes take place in the HMSC Learning Labs, the HMSC Visitor Center, and local coastal environments. Together, these programs serve 150,000 visitors and 8,000 school-aged children each year.
We are an active partner in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, providing project management, staffing and communication to this broad, coast-wide regional partnership. Through this partnership we promote integrated science, technology, engineering and math education, and serve teachers, students and communities along the Oregon coast.