February 2020 e-Blast


Summer SCRIPT Workshop

June 17, 2020 in Hillsboro

What does it take to build a K-12 computer science education plan for your school district? Come to a SCRIPT workshop and find out!

CS = Computer Science

The Strategic CSforALL Resource and Implementation Planning Tool (SCRIPT) helps school districts build a sustainable, local, K-12 computer science plan. During the one day in-person SCRIPT workshop, District Teams collaborate on self-assessment and goal-setting, and evaluate the needs, strengths, and challenges facing their districts. Led by a CSforALL facilitator, teams will envision long-term computer science education plans for their districts, and set 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year goals for optimal alignment and progress.

Learn more about the requirements for districts who want to participate in the June SCRIPT workshop, and contact the Oregon Coast STEM Hub to express your interest and learn more. Download a flyer and share this opportunity with others.

Educator Professional Development

Estuary Invaders!
March 14 in Charleston
Grade 3-12 educators: Take a look at non-native plant and animal species occurring in different habitats from the forest to the estuary at South Slough Reserve, and explore how students can take action on these issues. Register

Sharing the Coast Conference
March 13-15 in Coos Bay
Talks and breakout sessions for formal and informal educators on topics such as beaches, dunes, marine reserves, marine debris, and coastal birds and mammals.  Register

Sense Your WILD Surroundings
March 21 in Salem
PreK and informal educators: Learn how to incorporate natural sciences and multi-sensory activities into your early learner curriculum, with Growing up WILD curriculum. Register

Webinar: Ocean Guardian Schools
March 26 at 3pm online
Learn about NOAA's Ocean Guardian School program which supports K-12 schools to conduct hands-on watershed/ocean stewardship projects on campuses and in local communities. Grant opens April 1st. Register

Student STEM Experiences
Oregon Coast Renewable Energy Challenge
March 31, 2020

Students in grades 3-12 build and bring their wind, solar, and wave energy devices to the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. They share their designs with judges and see which designs produce the greatest amount of energy. Register teams at
MATE Oregon Regional ROV Competition
April 18, 2020

Students from upper elementary to college age build remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and use them to complete underwater missions at the annual competition in Lincoln City. Teams share their designs with judges with poster displays and engineering interviews. Learn more at


We appreciate all the STEM professionals who inspire our coastal youth! Oregon Coast STEM Hub partners volunteer as Science Mentors in classrooms, give presentations at Career Fairs, lead student field experiences, serve as judges at STEM competitions... and more! Find out how you can get involved with STEM education in your area on the How To Plug In page of the website.
Photo: Science Mentor Cheryl Strong from USFWS talks about salamander life cycles with Newport kindergartners. 
Many thanks to Georgia-Pacific for their generous donation to the Oregon Coast STEM Hub!

“We support STEM because it encourages students to think critically, increases science literacy, and empowers the next generation of innovators.” 
- Loria Holden, Georgia-Pacific
(pictured at left)
Read more on the blog
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.

The next Leadership Council meeting will be held March 19 in Bandon, and partners are welcome to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please contact

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Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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