Spring 2021

Career-Focused Marine Science WEBINARS

Most Wednesdays at 4PM - April - May, 2021

Are you a student in grade 6-12 who is fascinated by marine science? Are you curious about what kinds of ocean science careers are out there, and what a day in the life of a marine researcher is really like? Come participate in free Oregon Sea Grant Spring 2021 webinars where you can engage LIVE with marine scientists and explore opportunities in the marine science field.

  • CSI events (Careers in Science Investigations) are geared for students in grades 9-12
  • GEMS events (Growing Engineers and Marine Scientists) are for students in grades 6-8

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Humpback whale migration obstacle course

April 16 at 2:00PM online

Attention students... are you ready to get moving? Join Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and guest presenter Rebecca Lewis from Pacific Whale Foundation in this fun GET UP AND MOVE (or migrate!) humpback whale obstacle course!

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Photo Courtesy of J. Moore/NOAA Permit # 15240


Events for Youth and Families

What: Careers in Science Investigations (Gr 9-12) and Growing Engineering and Marine Scientists (GEMS) Webinars

When: Most Wednesdays at 4PM through December

Overview: Explore careers in marine science! Each ~45 minute CSI or GEMS event from Oregon Sea Grant features two marine science professionals who talk about their careers and answer questions from students. Each session is recorded and archived for viewing after the live event.

What: Oregon Connections Online Industry Chats

When: Times vary

Overview:  Sign up for an account at no cost and participate in an upcoming educator training. Oregon Connections is Oregon’s resource for connecting classrooms and students to career inspiration and experts in nearly every imaginable field.  Developed by the STEM Oregon hub network and powered by Nepris, Oregon classrooms have been connecting with professionals locally and nationwide since 2015, and now, it is a great way for students to continue learning from home! Students can hear directly from experts how their learning applies in the real world through live, virtual sessions, as well as access 9,000+ videos of past sessions, anytime, anywhere.

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub has obtained a regional license which allows teachers from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub to access the full platform in 2020-21. Join live Industry Chats, request a session for your students, watch industry videos and explore careers. Sign up for an account and participate in an upcoming educator training.

What: [email protected] Webinars

When: Tuesdays 2-4PM

Overview:  OSU Precollege programs offers STEM activities and tours with which you can follow along. Watch live on Zoom webinar link or watch the recording on-demand.

What: Skype a Scientist Live Interactions

When:  Use an online form to sign up to be matched with a scientist.

Overview: Originally designed to connect classrooms with scientists around the world via live chats and events, Skype a Scientist is providing families with this same resource.

What: National Geographic Explorer Classroom

When: Thursdays at 7AM and 11AM Pacific time

Overview: Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students age 9-14 with National Geographic Explorers across all seven continents to bring exploration to life. Events are free and open to the public. Register for a chance at one of six on-camera spots to ask Explorers your questions face to face! Some events are offered in Spanish. Fall sessions begin Sept 24, 2020.

What: DiscoverE Chats with Changemakers

When: Once a month on Fridays

Overview: This online series is designed for elementary and middle school students and features engineers who are changing the world. The first live session launches on Friday, September 25 at 11am Pacific Time and will continue with monthly 30-minute episodes throughout the entire school year! And new this Fall, each episode will include a fun engineering challenge kids can do away from their screens, whether they are learning at home or in the classroom. Watch previously recorded sessions at https://discovere.org/chats-with-change-makers

What: NOAA Live! Webinar Series for children

When: Wednesdays at 1PM Pacific Time

Overview: Each webinar features a different NOAA expert/topic and a moderated question and answers session throughout so that you can get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in all the various NOAA offices. These webinars are geared toward grades 2-8 and allow students to connect with scientists.  Webinars are streamed via GoToWebinar, are ~45 minutes in length, and will be recorded (with English captions and Spanish subtitles).

What: [email protected] with Nautilus Live!

When: Oct 27 at 12PM, Nov 9 at 10AM

Overview: Using the power of telepresence, Ocean Exploration Trust connects learners around the world with exciting events diving into the topics, technologies, and careers in ocean exploration. Learn about E/V Nautilus expeditions, meet professional explorers from the Corps of Exploration, and experience the latest discoveries. The Explore @ Home webinars highlight easy-to-follow at-home activities to reinforce learning for student audience members.