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Schools, communities celebrate STEM Week Oregon

Posted by: | April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Schools, communities celebrate STEM Week Oregon |

Schools, communities and organizations across the state will take part May 2-10 in STEM Week Oregon, a statewide movement to raise awareness, celebrate and engage young people in learning science, technology, engineering and math. There’s still time to get involved, by joining in an activity that’s already planned – or coming up with your own. […]

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Winds drive jellyfish-like creatures onto Oregon beaches

Posted by: | April 14, 2015 Comments Off on Winds drive jellyfish-like creatures onto Oregon beaches |

Striking blue sea creatures, Velella velella, have washed up by the thousands on Oregon beaches including at Seaside, Manzanita, Astoria and Rockaway Beach in recent days, tourism officials report. The small jellyfish-like animals normally live out at sea, floating on its surface. But every spring, thousands get blown by strong westerly winds onto the sands […]

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