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R/V Falkor Ship to Shore Classroom – Dec 8

December 5, 2017

A team of researchers from the University of Hawaii and Pacific Northwest are currently at sea on the R/V Falkor, studying the submarine volcanoes of Tonga. For the third year in a row, Schmidt Ocean Institute has offered to provide a Ship to Shore Classroom Connection from the R/V Falkor this December with Gr 5-12 classrooms on the Oregon coast. The experience involves a 30 to 40 minute call during which a student group will take a virtual tour of the ship, see in real time what is happening [...]

Discover the NGSS: Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Register by Friday 4/28

April 13, 2017

Hosted by Southern Oregon ESD and the Curriculum Council: Kick start the teacher training in your district on the Next Generation Science Standards! Build your team of experts by giving them a powerful tool kit of resources and a solid understanding of the NGSS. This workshop uses the interactive e-book Discover the NGSS: Primer and Unit Planner to prepare participants to conduct comprehensive teacher training around the new standards. This two-day workshop focuses on using the elements of [...]

Volunteer for Salmon Bowl

December 15, 2016

Oregon STEM Professionals, learn how you can get involved in Salmon Bowl this year! GENERAL INFO MEETING January 12, 2017, 6-7 PM Gilfillan Auditorium at Oregon State University Corvallis, OR All volunteers get FREE food and a T-shirt! For more information, visit the website: or email the 2017 Regional Coordinators Deanna Caracciolo and Kei Lin Chang at What is Salmon Bowl? The National Oceanic Sciences Bowl [...]

Dec 7: Our Changing Oceans webinar

November 21, 2016

Our Changing Oceans FREE WEBINAR Tuesday, Dec. 7 • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (new date and time) Explore the ways humans are altering ocean processes and the impacts of acidified seawater on oyster and mussel shells. We will demonstrate a hands-on activity you can use with your students to teach this important topic and share additional resources. Featuring: George Waldbusser, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University Register * Download a flyer AUDIENCE: [...]

Family STEM Night at University of Portland

October 5, 2016

Enjoy your evening at the Family STEM Night!  A FREE event for K-8 students and their families. November 17th, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM University of Portland Howard Hall Gym 5000 North Willamette Blvd Portland, OR 97203<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt [...]

Coastal Learning Symposium

September 2, 2016

October 14, 2016 Newport, OR 8:00am – 6:00pm Visit website Anyone who visits the Oregon coast can feel that it is a special place, but how can we communicate its value to students? Educators themselves must first have an appreciation of the cultural and ecological wealth our coastal environment provides. You will have the opportunity to learn, play, and explore in our spectacular seaside setting at this year’s Coastal Learning Symposium! Oregon Coast Aquarium’s 6th annual Coastal [...]

Earth-Space Science and Engineering: Road to Zero Gravity

May 24, 2016

When: Wed June 22- Friday June 24, 8:30am – 4:30pm Where: Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, McMinnville, OR What you get: $600 stipend for the 3-day workshop; no cost for workshop Breakfast and lunch provided each day Travel stipend up to $225 (based on mileage) 3 nights lodging in McMinnville (if desired) 24 PDUs Spots are very limited.  Please RSVP HERE to signal your interest in the camp no later than June 5 to participate; registration will close if spots are filled prior to the [...]

Livestream of Dr. Okhee Lee’s Presentation on NGSS and Equitable Access – May 12th

May 11, 2016

Dr. Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education.  Dr. Lee’s most recent research has merged the perspectives of key players in science education and language acquisition from NYU, Stanford, and Michigan State University to develop NGSS-aligned curricular resources at the elementary level.  Renowned in the fields of language [...]

April 23 – Next Generation STEM, Standards and Sustainability Conference

April 13, 2016

One conference, two locations! REGISTER TODAY Celebrate Earth Day at the second annual Next Generation: STEM, Standards and Sustainability conference on Saturday, April 23. Experts and educators who are pioneering Oregon’s green education movement will gather to share their expertise and experience teaching sustainability. This year’s conference will run simultaneously in Eugene at the Baker Downtown Center and in Portland at the White Stag Block. When: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:30am [...]

You are Invited: Statewide Town Halls on Education

March 22, 2016

You are Invited: Statewide Town Halls on Education Beginning March 31st, our partner agency, the Oregon Department of Education will be hosting one of eleven community forums across the state to Reimagine Education in Oregon.   The conversations are designed to help the State receive community input to develop a framework for a State Plan required […]

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