Oregon Coast STEM Hub
January 2022

Start off 2022 by taking advantage of one or more of the many STEM education opportunities available to industry partners, educators, and students on the Oregon Coast.

For STEM Professionals

See more at How to Plug In on the STEM Hub website
Oregon Connections Industry Professionals training flyer
LEARN MORE! Attend one of the two Information Sessions:

January 12 at noon - Join link
January 13 at 11AM - Join link

Download the flyer

For Educators 

Visit the PD page on the STEM Hub website
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Oregon Connections Training

Jan 13 at 4:30PM or Jan 14 at 8AM
K-12 Educators: Register to attend an online learning session to find out what Oregon Connections is and how you can utilize it in your classroom. Flyer * Register Jan 13 * Register Jan 14
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HS Science for All - BIOLOGY

Jan 17, 2022 at 9-11AM
High School Educators: This online training offered by Portland Metro STEM Partnership focuses on Unit 4 of the "Patterns" Biology course: Genomics. Stipend included; Register in advance. See more upcoming trainings for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics on the Oregon Coast STEM Hub PD page.
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Investigating Crayfish & Freshwater Ecosystems

Jan 19, 2022 at 4:30PM
K-12 Educators: Learn to engage students in fascinating crayfish studies and water quality monitoring in this one-hour OSTA webinar featuring the River Mile Network. Earn 1 PDU. Cost $5 for non-members. Learn more and Register
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Engineering Inspired by Nature

Jan 25 & Feb 1 at 4-6PM
Middle School Educators: In this free 2-session ONREP workshop, educators will go through a simplified version of the Biomimicry Design Process and create a sketch or prototype of a nature-inspired solution to a problem related to climate change. PDUs and substitute reimbursement available. Register by Jan 20

STEAM Cohort for PreK Educators

Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11 6:30-8:00PM
PreK Educators: Early ChildIhood Educators from Lincoln, Linn, and Benton Counties are invited to join free 90 minute monthly online trainings focused on STEAM topics: Using Picture Books in Project-Based STEAM Learning, Using "Six Bricks" in the preK Classroom, Makerspace in the preK Classroom, and Hands-on Science & Engineering for Early Learners. Download a Flyer
Design Thinking for STEM Equity

South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership

A guided facilitation and professional learning opportunity
to tackle inequities in STEM education

K-8 educators: Engage in relevant, individually determined STEM focused inequities identified at the school or classroom level. We will build skills and mindsets for addressing problems in real time, in the face of ever-changing conditions. You will learn and practice processes to identify problems by listening and empathizing, brainstorm prototypes and test solutions, and iterate based on feedback and data. Online sessions held 2/22, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/19. Stipend included.

Download a flier * Express Interest

Rural Learning Collaboratives

Online statewide educator PD provided by partnering STEM Hubs throughout Oregon.

K-8 Educators and Administrators, REGISTER for any series for free. Join online when you can and earn one PDU per session.
Place-Based Education
The Last Monday of each month
4:05pm-5:15pm Pacific
1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25

Rural Realities - General Check In
Every 4th Tuesday
4:05pm-5:15pm Pacific
1/25, 2/22, and 4/19

Developing STEAM Identities in Rural Regions
Every 3rd Wednesday
4:05pm-5:15pm Pacific
1/19, 2/16, 3/16, and 4/20

STEAM Integration in the Classroom
Every 2nd Thursday
4:05pm-5:15pm Pacific
1/13, 2/10, 3/10, and 4/14

Live Online STEM Events

Visit the Live Online Events page of the STEM Hub website

NOAA Science Snapshots  

Teachers, register your class to attend a live 40-minute virtual presentation with a NOAA scientist! Register

January 20 at 10 AM
"Life at Sea: What's it like to do fieldwork on a NOAA research vessel?" for Gr 5-8

January 27 at 10 AM 
 "Listening to See Beneath the Waves" for Gr K-4

Plus more topics in February!

For Students

Visit the Summer Activities page of the STEM Hub website
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Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Start an application by January 24, 2022

Learn More * Apply

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is a tuition-free, 12-day wilderness science education program for 16-18-year-old high school girls and gender-expansive youth. Summer expeditions are led by professional women scientists, artists, and wilderness guides. Students who don’t feel like they fit the “typical” image of a scientist or outdoors person are especially encouraged to apply. This program is housed within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Begin an application by Jan 24!

 Parents, Students - Take the Survey!

Computer Science and Digital Learning

STEM Hubs in Oregon are actively seeking to learn more about the types of Computer Science and Digital Literacy learning opportunities that exist throughout the state. Parents and Students are invited to take a survey to help determine Computer Science and Digital Literacy needs and opportunities in our coastal region. Our goal is to expand access so that all youth have access to education related to Computer Science and Digital Literacy. Please note that there are different survey links for different audiences, and that surveys can be taken in either English or Spanish. Learn more here or click on the appropriate link below.
Parent Survey (English or Spanish)
Student Survey (English or Spanish)

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Visit the Oregon Coast STEM Hub
website to learn more About us, discover Hub Happenings, see a list of our Partners, and find out how YOU can get involved.

The next quarterly Leadership Council meeting will be held online on March 17, 2022. As usual, all partners and community members are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP,
contact us.
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Oregon Coast STEM Hub
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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