School & Group Catalog

Outdoor Science School at the Coastal Discovery Center - 3 Days

Program
Outdoor Science School
Type & Format
Overnight
Duration
3 days
Grade Level
1-12
Subject
Earth + Space, Life
Season
Spring, Autumn
Cost
$
155
Per
Person for Apr-May

$145 Per Person for Feb-Mar & Sep-Nov

Registration for Spring 2017 opens October 5, 2016 at 8:00am

Experience a one-of-a-kind, completely customized science learning opportunity. OMSI offers varied curricula for grades 1–12. OMSI staff can tailor the program to a particular concept or benchmark of your choice with living ecosystems and fresh air as teaching tools. It’s an experience your students will never forget. 5-day, 3-day, and single overnight programs are available.

Students are led by professional OMSI educators, in groups of 15, on 5-hour Field Study lessons and 1.5-hour Interest Group activities where they get up-close and personal with your customized topics. In between, there is time for rest and relaxation in cabins, and free-play recreation time. Days are packed full, from an optional walk before breakfast to an Evening Program and campfire after dinner. They walk away with hands-on experience with the science concepts of your choice, as well as the memories of exploring with their peers and their parents in the outdoors.

The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray, located in the inspiring science hub of Newport, Oregon,is the brand new home of our longstanding coastal education programs. Nestled between the expansive dunes of South Beach and Yaquina Bay, there are numerous opportunities to explore the wide range of ecosystems on the Oregon Coast. On a walk straight from the cabin door to the beach, students can investigate the connections between ocean currents, geology, and ecological adaptation to better understand the web of life that depends on our one world-wide ocean. There are also options for day trips to rocky tide pools and inland waters.

OMSI program staff will work with you to create an experience tailored to your students’ interests and your teaching goals. Curriculum offerings include:

Field Studies (5 Hours Each Full Day):
Coastal Ecology
Wind, Water and Waves
Student-Driven Research projects
Tide Pooling (Tide dependent and groups must provide their own transportation)

Interest Groups (90 minutes each day):
Coastal Birds
Early Oregon Studies
Marine Mammals
Orienteering
Shark Ecology
Skulls, Skins and Bones
Squid Dissection
Survival
Team Challenge
Weather and Climate

Evening Programs:
Eco-Jeopardy!
Environmental Forum
Night Hike
Predator and Prey
Tide Pool Slide Show
Tsunamis in Cascadia

*Cost is per person and includes one OMSI educator for every 15 students, program coordination, lodging, meals, pre- and post-materials, and field study equipment. Groups provide transportation, chaperones at a 1:8 ratio and lunch on the first day. Ask us about 2-day, 4-day or single-day program options and pricing.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or register@omsi.edu.

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Resources

Location Map

Google map of Coastal Discovery Center in Newport, OR

Teacher's Guide

CDC Group Leader Packet

Preparation

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Standards Addressed

Standards addressed vary by curriculum options chosen. Ask for more details.