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Archive for April, 2013

Marina owners, users, team up to clear Fernridge lake of boat-fouling invader

Posted by: | April 30, 2013 Comments Off on Marina owners, users, team up to clear Fernridge lake of boat-fouling invader |

EUGENE –  The Fern Ridge Reservoir just west of Eugene, Ore., is a popular recreation spot for boaters and swimmers during the spring and summer months. The marina attracts freshwater sailors and provides ample fishing opportunities for anglers. There’s only one problem: An invasive species is steadily taking over the lake, and the worse it […]

under: environment, invasive species, outreach and engagement, people

Student ROV design and engineering regionals set for May 4

Posted by: | April 29, 2013 Comments Off on Student ROV design and engineering regionals set for May 4 |

LINCOLN City – More than 100 junior high, high school and college students will converge on the Lincoln Community Center this Saturday (May 4) to compete in the Oregon Regional Marine Advanced Technology ROV Competition – and a chance to advance to the international finals. Teams from Albany, Astoria, Corbett, Corvallis, The Dalles, Eddyville, Lincoln […]

under: marine education, marine science, ocean literacy, oceanography, science education, technology

Audubon highlights OSG’s work to educate about marine invaders

Posted by: | April 24, 2013 Comments Off on Audubon highlights OSG’s work to educate about marine invaders |

The latest issue of Audubon, the magazine of the National Audobon Society, reports that in the 1970s an Alaskan high school science teacher purchased red-legged frogs from a supply house in the Pacific Northwest. Once the amphibians were no longer needed, the educator released them. Four decades later, studies show that frogs that have decimated […]

under: environment, Extension, invasive species, k-12 teachers, news, Oregon Sea Grant

Follow the clues to coastal adventure and learning

Posted by: | April 11, 2013 Comments Off on Follow the clues to coastal adventure and learning |

Oregon Sea Grant has published a revised Quests book – The Oregon Coast Quests Book: 2013-14 Edition. Quests are fun and educational clue-directed hunts that encourage exploration of natural areas. In this self-guided activity, Questers follow a map and find a series of clues to reach a hidden box. The box contains a small guest […]

under: free-choice learning, k-12 teachers, kids, publications, summer activities

WISE blog: Watershed resources for teachers

Posted by: | April 11, 2013 Comments Off on WISE blog: Watershed resources for teachers |

Welcome the newest member of the Oregon Sea Grant blogging family, WISE, the Watershed & Invasive Species Education blog. Amy Schneider, a graduate student and science writer at the University of Oregon, is working with WISE program coordinator Tania Siemens to develop up-to-date, high-value content to help teachers learn about emerging watershed issues, which they […]

under: blogs, invasive species, marine education, water quality & conservation, watersheds

National Science Foundation hosts Free-choice Learning Lecture

Posted by: | April 11, 2013 Comments Off on National Science Foundation hosts Free-choice Learning Lecture |

John Falk and Lynn Dierking, Oregon Sea Grant Professors of Free-choice Learning, are giving an invited lecture April 11 at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Arlington, VA. Their joint lecture, “An Ecological Approach to Understanding Lifelong STEM Learning: A Story in Two Voices” is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the NSF […]

under: Oregon Sea Grant

Live fish, crabs, survive post-tsunami trip aboard Japanese boat

Posted by: | April 8, 2013 Comments Off on Live fish, crabs, survive post-tsunami trip aboard Japanese boat |

Scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center are examining a handful of Japanese fish that may have survived a nearly two-year trip aboard a small fishing boat torn off the Japanese coast by the 2011 tsunami. The fish – Oplegnathus fasciatus, known as Barred knifejaw or Striped beakperch – were found in the […]

under: invasive species, marine debris, marine science, Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University, tsunami

Explore behind the scenes at HMSC Marine Science Day

Posted by: | April 1, 2013 Comments Off on Explore behind the scenes at HMSC Marine Science Day |

NEWPORT, Ore. – Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center invites public to explore its marine science labs and Visitor Center,  “behind the scenes”  on Saturday, April 13, when the Newport facility hosts its annual Marine Science Day. The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature scientists and educators from […]

under: events, free-choice learning, HMSC Visitor Center, marine education, marine science

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