Featured Event for All Ages

Can You Hear Me Now? Marine Mammals and Sound

Presenter: Genevieve Davis - NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA
When: Friday, April 3, 8:00AM Pacific Time

Have you ever wondered what a humpback whale sounds like? How dolphins communicate? Learn from a member of our bioacoustics team about how sound travels through the ocean, what makes underwater sounds and how we listen in.  Discover why marine mammals make sound and how we use their sounds in marine mammal conservation (and hear some pretty cool sounds). (Grades 2-6 but all ages will enjoy)
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Visit the NFSC sounds page to listen to marine mammals and learn more about them.

Resources for Parents and Caregivers


  • Exploring Sounds With NASA and Being Resourceful: How to Survive on Mars
    Thursday April 9 at 10 AM Pacific time
    Kids are experts in turning basic household items into innovative and useful tools. During these challenging times, the fear of running out of resources is very real for several families. Adeline Dinehart, Education Specialist at NASA Langley Research Center, will walk you through two activities that allow your children to learn how to develop and use models that would help your family survive on limited resources and communicate at a distance. 

This and other webinars from STEM Ecosystems share practical tips, virtual experiments, and other concrete tools that families – even those with little time, few resources, and no STEM exposure or teaching experience – can use to engage their children. STEM education leaders from across the country offer a variety of activities for different age groups to engage students in STEM learning with resources that you have around the house.

More Live Events for Youth and Families

What: NOAA Live! Webinar Series for children

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 AM Pacific time for the next few weeks (or more).

Overview: Get a peek at what our NOAA scientists do in various NOAA offices. Woods Hole Sea Grant in collaboration with different NOAA offices is offering an NOAA Live! Series of webinars for children. Webinars are streamed live (answering questions from the kids) using GoToMeeting and recorded so you can view them at your leisure. 

What: Code Break Interactive Classroom

When: Wednesdays at 10 AM Pacific time

Overview: The team at code.org teaches children at home while school is closed. Each lesson includes a weekly challenge to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers. A phone call-in option is available.

What: Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants Virtual Classroom

When: Open

Overview: Since 2015, Exploring BTSOYP has brought live broadcasts of guest speakers and virtual field trips into classroom across North America. With it's new Coronavirus Can't Stop the Virtual Classroom program, they are also providing parents and students the ability to join any event from home, live via the YouTube stream. Send in questions via the live chat side bar. All of the events are recorded to YouTube and can be viewed at any time. No sign in is necessary, and there is no limit to the number of people who tune in. Some events are offered in French.

What: Skype a Scientist Live Interactions

When:  Check out the LIVE Events scheduled over the coming weeks.

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. Besides the Live Events, you can also use an online form to sign up to be matched with a scientist.

What: R/V Falkor Ship to Shore Classroom

When: Tune into live narrated broadcasts

Overview: The Schmidt Ocean Institute Research Vessel Falkor is at sea this month off the coast of Australia. Find out more about the expedition and research team, as the ROV dives to see what they are discovering at the bottom of the ocean.

What: Nate Ball STEM Builds, Books, and Beats

When: Thursdays at 1PM

Overview: Join inventor, author, engineer and PBS Kids Design Squad TV host (and Oregon Coast native) Nate Ball for live, interactive STEM experiences and DIY build-alongs. 

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.

Free accounts are available for every parent, student, and educator through April 2020 (at least). Create an Oregon Connections/Nepris account 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.

What: National Geographic Explorer Classroom

When: Weekdays at 11AM Pacific time

Overview: Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect students 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.