Upcoming Event

Mars 2020: Astrobiology and History

September 17 at 6:30PM online

The Coos Bay Public Library is hosting a virtual talk about the planet Mars with Dr. Aaron Coyner, physics and engineering professor at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Learn more

Events for Youth and Families

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: Careers in Science Investigations Webinars

When: Weekly on Wednesdays from April to June, 2020, with more events coming this Fall

Overview: Explore careers in marine science! Each ~45 minute CSI recording from Oregon Sea Grant features two marine science professionals who talk about their careers and answer questions from students in grades 6-12. Each session is recorded and archived for viewing after the live event.

What: NOAA Live! Webinar Series for children

When: March 16 - June 12, 2020, but you can watch archived sessions

Overview: Get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in various NOAA offices. In Spring 2020, Woods Hole Sea Grant in collaboration with different NOAA offices offered an NOAA Live! Series of webinars for children. Webinars were streamed live (answering questions from the kids) and have been recorded, equipped with Spanish subtitles, and are stored on the website for later viewing.

What: Oregon Connections Online Industry Chats

When: Times vary

Overview:  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.

Some content continues to be free. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is obtaining licenses to allow teachers in our region to access the full platform. Anyone is able to Create an Oregon Connections/Nepris account on their own to join live Industry Chats, plus watch industry videos and explore careers anytime. Browse and register to join live conversations on a wide variety of topics. Filter by topics such as Women in STEM, Public Health, and more.