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December 2019 e-Blast

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Seasons Greetings
from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub

EDUCATORS...

Visit the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website and get your year off to a great start. Discover professional development opportunities, find teaching resources, and learn how to get your students involved in STEM events.

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* Educator PD
* Funding Sources
* Curriculum
* Borrow Materials
* Student Events

FREE Marine Debris Educator Workshops
Jan 4 in Bandon or Feb 29 in Garibaldi
Explore marine debris sources, impacts, and solutions in this free workshop. Engage in hands-on classroom and field activities and connect to local resources.  More info and Register

OET Science Communication Fellowship
Apply by Jan 10
Gain exposure to STEM at sea, and engage audiences at home and around the world! Educators invited to apply to join a 2020 oceanographic expedition on the R/V Nautilus.
More info and Apply

OSTA Webcast: The Genius of our Ancestors
Jan 16 at 4:30pm online
Ciarra Greene, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, will share insight into the genius of our plant and animal relatives who have been perfecting engineering since time immemorial. 
More info and Register

Smithsonian Teacher Innovator Institute
Application period ends in February
Grade 5-8 teachers in the 2020 summer cohort will spend 2 weeks in Washington D.C. at the National Air and Space Museum. No cost to participate. More info and Apply

STUDENTS...

Explore the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website to find STEM scholarships and internships, as well as listings for STEM student events on the coast, in our state, and beyond.

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* Internships
* Scholarships
* STEM Contests
* Careers

Youth Making Ripples
Submissions due Jan 5

This annual student Film Festival empowers students to give a voice to marine-related topics, issues and solutions. Learn more

President's Environmental Youth Award
Applications due Jan 15

Each year, EPA's PEYA program honors a wide variety of projects developed by individuals, K-12 classrooms, summer camps, public interest groups, and youth organizations to promote environmental awareness. Learn more

Image from Exploravision dot org

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
Submissions due Feb 10

Students teams in grades K-12 are invited to register to compete for prizes in this national science competition. Flyer * Learn more

Photo: solarsystem.nasa.gov

NASA's Scientist for a Day
Submissions due Feb 20

Grade 5-12 students, examine real spacecraft images of the moons of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, and write an essay about which destination would be the best place to return to and explore. Learn more

PARTNERS...

See the exciting activities taking place throughout our Hub! Discover news, events and community science opportunities, and see how to plug into STEM education as a mentor or judge.

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* Hub Happenings
* Blog posts
* Volunteer
* Partner List

Volunteers Needed! 

STEM professionals, are you looking for ways to share your expertise, enthusiasm, and STEM career with K-12 students? Volunteer to help with STEM events that serve Oregon Coast students! From classroom mentor to competition judge, one-day events to longer term commitments... there's something for everyone. Visit the How to Plug In section of the website to learn more about how you can help with: Salmon Bowl * Science Fairs * Renewable Energy Challenge * MATE ROV Competition * and many more opportunities!

RECENT EVENTS

On a wet Saturday in December, Oregon Sea Grant and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve held a Climate Science Educator Workshop. Teachers from Port Orford, Bandon, Coos Bay, and North Bend attended, as well as partners from Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and UO's Charleston Marine Life Center.

Oregon King Tides


What does the shoreline look like during the highest of high tides? The next series of "King Tides" will occur Dec 24-26, Jan 10-12, and Feb 8-10. To help document the impacts of extra high water levels, individuals, families, and classrooms are invited to participate in the Oregon King Tides Photo Project. Learn more
ABOUT US
Visit the Oregon Coast STEM Hub
website to learn more about Our Story, discover Hub Happenings, hear Voices from our region, see a list of our partners, and find out how YOU can get involved.
Archives of this and other Oregon Coast STEM Hub newsletters can be found on our website:  http://oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu

Contact Email:  OregonCoastSTEM@oregonstate.edu

Mailing Address:
Oregon Coast STEM Hub
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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