Kids explore wave energy, sea life, and beyond at Hatfield Marine Science Center January 29, 4:30-7:30PM
Newport school kids will be strutting their stuff not only for their proud parents but for the community at large as everyone, including the public, are invited to the Newport Schools Science Fair that opens January 29th at the Hatfield Marine Science Fair at the visitor’s center on the HMSC campus. It runs 4:30 to 7:30PM.
Projects from 15 Newport middle school classrooms will be on display along with the Visitor Center’s many hands-on interactive exhibits so it’s great for kids of all ages to see and have fun with. Their parents also might learn a thing or two!
This year’s Science Fair event will feature wind energy investigations from Newport Intermediate School’s 6th graders, wave energy design models from 7th and 8th graders at Newport Prep Academy, and a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects from 7th and 8th graders at Isaac Newton Magnet School. Independent Projects from other area K-8 students will be on display as well. More than 400 Newport students will share their findings with the community at the Science Fair!
What’s made this year’s kids science fair so special has been the involvement of scientists from the community who serve as ‘science mentors,” making weekly visits to classrooms to advise students as they work on their science and engineering investigations. These “executive teachers” motivate and inspire students as they share their love of science as they were once inspired themselves when they were young. The 27 science mentors who participated this year are from Hatfield Marine Science Center including OSU, EPA, ODFW, NOAA), the NOAA MOC-P facility, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, Oregon State Parks, Central Lincoln PUD, and the City of Newport.
And, of course, Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Science, Technology, Engineering and Math “Hub Partners” made it happen! They’re letting our children dream out loud by guiding them through discoveries they never knew were out there, so they can keep pushing science forward for their own children to master some day.
Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in South Beach. There is no charge for admission to the Science Fair event, so be sure to stop by. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org