April 2020 e-Blast

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub fosters STEM futures throughout the Oregon coast region through educator professional development, student STEM experiences, and working with community partners.

This newsletter shares resources for the many audiences we serve:


Looking for learning activities that bring STEM home? Check the website for cool activities, live online events, and other STEM resources that will engage and inspire your whole family.

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* Resources
* Live Online Events
* Family STEM
* Activity Calendar

Build a Rube Goldberg Machine
Family STEM
Create a ridiculously complicated machine to perform a simple task. Start simple, and then work up to entering the Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap contest by the May 31 deadline.
Read more on the STEM Hub blog

STEM Conversations
Family STEM
Pass the STEM, please! Engage your family in a STEM conversation over dinner. Get started with a story about a well-traveled robot. What will you talk about tonight?
Read more on the STEM Hub blog


1. Take it one step at a time: You don't have to do everything; pick one or two activities that add learning and structure to your day and meet the interests of your children.

2. Tap into the resources you have: Do you have a kitchen? Back yard? Tools? Internet access? Look for activities that you can do with the assets you already have at home.

3. Strive for balanced routines: Plan time in your day for learning, exercise, creativity, and free choice.


Browse online curriculum and supplemental learning materials to support Distance Learning for All instruction. Discover new online professional development. Read about successes in coastal classrooms, and share your own story.

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* Curriculum
* Educator PD
* For Families
* Teacher Feature

Patterns High School Science Sequence
April 24, 27, and 28 - 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Free webinars support teachers to implement Patterns units in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and more. This grant-supported opportunity is offered by Portland Metro STEM Partnership.
Learn more * Register

Human Centered Design: Masks & Backpacks
April 28 10:00AM - 11:00AM
OSU Precollege Programs is offering free 1-hour STEM professional development on Tues at 10AM from now until June 9th. Topics vary: Register for sessions individually.
Learn more

Nature Journaling with Students
April 30 7:00-8:30PM
Join the authors of Ellie's Strand: Exploring the Edge of the Pacific in a Community of Practice session focused on nature journaling with upper elementary students.

ORSEA Capstone Event
May 15 6:00-8:00PM
The Oregon Marine Scientist and Educator Alliance (ORSEA) is holding its first annual Capstone Event. Presentations will focus on science communication and sharing marine research in the classroom. Register


Explore the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website to learn about STEM careers, online challenges, and opportunities.

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* STEM Careers
* Live Online Events
* STEM Contests
* For Families

CSI: Plankton! Sharks!
April 29 at 4PM

Careers in Science Investigation (CSI) has online event. Join live events on Weds at 4PM to meet Oregon researchers and hear about their marine science careers. This week's presenters work with plankton and with sharks. Register

Live Online Events
Check the Calendar

Explore by the Seat of your Pants, Skype a Scientist, join an Industry Chat, and more! There are a ton of free live events for students online right now, and there's sure to be something that interests you. Learn more

Genes in Space
Submissions due May 9

Students in grades 7-12 are challenged to design a DNA experiment for space. The winning experiment will be conducted on the International Space Station. Learn more

Ocean Awareness Contest
Submissions due June 15

Students ages 11-18 from around the world are invited to submit pieces of art or communication in which they explore their relationship to a changing world and become advocates for positive change. Learn more


Show off your science communication skills! Share your science and career through online interactions with students of all ages who are currently learning from home.

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* Hub Happenings
* Blog posts
* Volunteer
* Partner List

Share Your STEM Career!

STEM professionals around the globe are connecting with Oregon students. Find out how you can get involved! Browse the live online events to see the platforms available, or contact OregonCoastSTEM with questions. 

See Live Online Events

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:

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

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