The Oregon Coast is a large geographic area! Educators throughout our region can stay connected and engage in professional development using the Zoom online platform for webinars and Community of Practice meetings.

Upcoming Event

Ocean acidification (OA) refers to the change in ocean chemistry caused by increasing concentrations of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. Share this phenomenon with your students -->

OA in the Pacific Northwest - Feb 13

Thursday, February 13, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

In this free one-hour webinar, educators will learn about the problem of Ocean Acidification (OA), hear from NOAA researchers about how OA is impacting crabs and other species in the Pacific Northwest, and discover how Oregon is responding to OA. We'll also share a new OA high school curriculum, and have time for questions.


  • Paul McElhany, Ph.D. - Link
    NOAA OA Program, NWFSC - Seattle, WA
  • Shallin Busch, Ph.D. - Link
    NOAA OA Program, NWFSC - Seattle, WA
  • Charlotte R. Whitefield, Ph.D. - Link
    OA Policy, ODFW  - Newport, OR
  • Tracy Crews - Link
    OSG Marine Ed, HMSC - Newport, OR

Pre-registration is required. Registered participants will be sent the Zoom login information before the webinar. Download a flyer

Questions? Contact Cait Goodwin at
NOTE: This PD counts for 1 hour for those teachers participating in the MWEEs by the Sea: Diving Deeper cohort


Photo: NOAA Ronald H. Brown research ship - Simone Alin (top) and a colleague perform maintenance on a moored ocean buoy
[Credit: Bruce Cowden]