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March 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

March 6, 2014, 4:30pm- 7:30pm  at the Hatfield Marine Science Center

 This year, 30 Newport public K-5th grade classrooms are participating in the Science Fair.  For the past two months, ~800 students attending Sam Case Primary School and Newport Intermediate School have been engaged in focused science activities at school with their teachers and volunteer science mentors.  These students have been making observations, asking questions, and testing ideas, and they are now ready to share some of their findings with the community.

Since January, 40 scientists and engineers from the community have been serving as “science mentors”, volunteering in elementary classrooms weekly help students with their projects. This unique partnership gives students a chance to learn from and be inspired by local adults working in science fields, and it gives the mentors an opportunity to share their love for science with the next generation. Perhaps one of your colleagues is a Science Fair mentor?  This year’s mentors hail from NOAA (AFSC, MOC-P, NWFSC, PMEL, and the NOAA Ship Fairweather), OSU (including CIMRS, MMI, and OSG), EPAUSDAODFWHMSC, OCAq, OPRD, OCCCand DOGAMI.  Thank you, mentors!

The Newport Schools Science Fair receives coordination support from Oregon Sea Grant, materials support from school academic Booster groups, and is one of several partnership projects connecting HMSC with the Lincoln County School District.

Volunteers are needed to help with the Science Fair on March 6.  If you would like to help, or if you have any questions about Science Fair, please contact Cait Goodwin at

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