All students in grades 9-12 are invited to explore exciting careers in marine science at our Career Day events hosted during the spring and fall.

COVID-19 Update: Careers in Science Investigation Canceled

Following the closure of all public K-12 schools instituted by Governor Kate Brown, we will curtail our K-12 school programming until further notice.

Therefore, the CSI: Careers in Science Investigation (Career Day) originally scheduled for Thursday, April 30 is canceled. Please keep an eye on this website for future Career Day events and updates. We sincerely thank you for understanding.

In the meantime, be sure to encourage your child or students to check out career opportunities in marine science at

CSI: Careers in Science Investigation

SPRING CSI - Thursday, April 30, 9:30 am - 3:30 PM - CANCELLED

  • For students grade 9-12
  • Cost is $30 per student; registration fees are non-refundable
  • Some activities may be outside. Students should bring rain gear, rubber boots or shoes that can get dirty and a full change of clothes.
  • Students should pack a lunch, water and snacks.

Participants in the CSI will:

  • Hear from researchers about upcoming projects and recent discoveries
  • Explore science through hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Help researchers collect data

*Adults need to register for their child or dependents. Please set up your profile, then add your dependents.

*Our payment site shuts down on a monthly basis for updates. It will be unavailable on March 13 and April 24. If you register on these dates, just select the "Mail a Check" payment option. You can then either mail a check or log in another day to pay by credit card. 

Career Day Feedback

"I just wanted you to know my daughter had a great time and learned so much. She has been talking about it all weekend. I will highly recommend this to any of our students here in Hillsboro… Thank you again for such an information-packed learning experience." 
~Participant parent

"It opened my eyes to the other possibilities that I could do when I leave high school."

Other Career Resources - Detailed information about careers in marine biology, marine engineering, oceanography, and related fields, including personal stories of working scientists, salary ranges and educational requirements.

STEM Careers - Career resources for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

OceanAGE Careers - NOAA Ocean careers to inspire another generation of explorers. From underwater pilots to research scientists, these marine explorers provide students with first-hand knowledge of exciting careers through live interviews, profiles and mission logs.

Career Services at Oregon State University provides access to a variety of career planning tools.