NEWPORT – Two federal representatives will visit OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center on April 17 to present a presidential award to Oregon Sea Grant’s education team and other partners in the Ocean Conservation and Education Alliance Northwest.
The presentation will take place at 12:30 in the HMSC Visitor Center’s Hennings Auditorium.
On hand for the event will be Virginia Tippie, Director of the Coastal America program, together with Louisa Koch, Director of Education for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, representing Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
The award, announced last fall, represents the highest level national recognition for outstanding multi-agency, multi-stakeholder collaborations that pool resources from many sources to accomplish coastal restoration, preservation, protection and education projects.
Partners in the OCEAN effort include:
- Oregon Sea Grant’s marine education program, based at the HMSC.
- The Oregon Coast Aquarium
- Lincoln County School District
- South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
The public is invited to the ceremony.