Monday, October 30th, 10 am - 2:30 pm
This program is full, add to waitlist!
Registration closes on Friday, October 20, 2023
During this in-person homeschool program, families with predominantly older children will engage with Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education staff and learn how researchers are using cutting edge technology and equipment to explore the ocean. This event will also include a LIVE ship-to-shore interaction with the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus!
Hands-on Activities Include:
Nautilus LIVE - Participants will connect LIVE with crew aboard the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus. Families will hear about real-time research efforts, how E/V Nautilus is contributing to on-going seafloor mapping efforts, and be able to engage in a live Q&A with the ship’s crew!
Build a Hydraulic Arm - Learn about the technology and state-of-the-art equipment that research vessels have to assist researchers on oceanographic cruises, including hydraulic arms and lifts that help launch scientific equipment. Can you engineer a hydraulic arm to launch and recover
scientific packages found in our wet labs? Join us to find out.
Wet Maps - After hearing how E/V Nautilus and crew are contributing to seafloor mapping efforts across the globe, families will engage in a fun, hands-on mapping activity of their own! Participants will continue to learn about multibeam sonar as well as other seafloor mapping technologies as they make their own topographic maps.
Visitor Center Exploration - Families will also have the option to explore the visitor center at the end of our program. This will include a guided exploration of our Augmented Reality Sand Table on display in our center. Participants will be able to make a mountain out of sand and see how the topographical projection changes in real time. All visitor center fees are included in the registration fee.