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March 2020 e-Blast

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Teaching and Learning from Home

Our world has changed dramatically over the past few weeks as society responds to COVID-19. We are learning how to stay at home and stay safe, while at the same time remaining connected to our friends, coworkers, and school communities. The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is committed to helping families engage in STEM learning at home. On our website, we've assembled STEM resources for families that we call:

Let's Keep Learning!

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STEM curriculum and activities that families can do at home. We focus on educator-tested resources from our partners in Oregon and throughout the nation.

Live online learning events that inspire and connect us to STEM topics, careers, and people.
We frequently add to and refine these resources, so please check back regularly. If you have events or materials to share, please contact us.
Live Online Events

For Youth and Families
Check out all the STEM events coming up for students and families this week! Participate in DIY build-alongs or coding challenges, hear from scientists about their research on bats or lorikeets, or hear what it's like to work in a STEM field like engineering, aviation, or biology. Most live events provide opportunities for the audience to ask questions.

Coming up this week (Mar 30 - Apr 3):
  •  NOAA Live! Webinar Series for children
  • Code Break Interactive Classroom 
  • Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants Virtual Classroom
  • Skype a Scientist Live Interactions
  • Oregon Connections Industry Chats
  • Nate Ball STEM Builds, Books, and Beats
** Learn more and explore the STEM Hub calendar **
STEM Teaching Resources

TIPS FOR PARENTS and GUARDIANS

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 that 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.
Link to Resources

April is Citizen Science Month
aka "Community Science" or "Science for all"
Pick a project of interest to your family, and the data you collect can contribute to answering research questions. From observing birds and buds outside your window, to making sense of online data... there's something for everyone.
See a list of projects

Parent Webinar: How to Survive on Mars
April 9, 2020 at 10AM online
Kids are experts in turning basic household items into innovative and useful tools. NASA Education Specialist Adeline Dinehart will walk participants through two activities that allow children to learn how to develop and use models that would help a family survive on limited resources and communicate at a distance.
FREE: Register to attend

IN THE NEWS
Helping Out in 3-D: Educators at Lincoln County School District and Oregon Coast Community College put school 3-D printers to work for the benefit of local health care workers.
Read the article in the News-Times

Photo:
Noah Lambie and Lindsey Johnson show the protective masks they made on 3-D printers.
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

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

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