Provided by Hatfield Marine Science Center
It’s time for a FREE Science Fair! For the past several weeks, students in grades K-5 at Sam Case Primary School and Newport Intermediate School have been making observations, conducting experiments, gathering data, and compiling results, and they are now ready to share their scientific findings with the community.
The public is invited to attend the annual Newport Schools Science Fair, which will take place on Thursday, March 6th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Projects from 27 Newport elementary and intermediate classrooms will be on display alongside the Visitor Center’s many hands-on interactive exhibits. This year’s Science Fair involves more than 800 public school students in grades K-5, and they had help not only from their teachers but also 40 volunteer scientists from the community.
As in the past, professional scientists from the community have been serving as “science mentors” in classrooms, volunteering their time to help students with their science investigations. This unique partnership gives students a chance to learn from and be inspired by local adults working in science fields, and it gives the mentors an opportunity to share their love for science with the next generation. The Newport Schools Science Fair received coordination support from Oregon Sea Grant and volunteers, and materials support from the NIS and Sam Case Boosters.
Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in South Beach. There is no charge for admission to this event. For more information, contact Cait.Goodwin@oregonstate.edu.