OSU: Sea Grant Programs at Hatfield Marine Center

Corvallis, OR


For ages 8-18, Oregon Sea Grant camps give young people an opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals.

Sea Grant's education program is dedicated to increasing marine science literacy across the full spectrum of education, both in the classroom and in daily life, for people of all ages and backgrounds. Each camp is four days long, running Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm.

Cost and Session Information


Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm, $185.00 per camper

Registration will open Monday, January 9, 2017

Ocean of Opportunities – July 10-13, 2017, for 15-18 year olds

Explore a sea of marine careers as we meet a variety of scientists and collect data.  Go behind-the-scenes of marine labs and out in the field to learn about and practice research techniques.  Design and construct instruments to collect data. Help researchers conduct a necropsy and collect samples for further analysis.


Sea Lab – July 17-20, 2017, for 13-14 year olds

Immerse yourself in the wonders of marine science as we utilize various research techniques from plankton light-traps to ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) to sample organisms and collect data.  Travel to several field sites to study different coastal habitats and conduct research.


Coastal Explorers – July 24-27, 2017, for 11-12 year olds

Explore unique coastal habitats from tide pools to old growth forests and the amazing critters found there.  Compare the different habitats and their inhabitants as we investigate the connections between various ecosystems through a variety of field explorations and hands-on experiments. 

 Animal Adaptations – July 31-August 3, 2017, for 8-10 year olds

Discover the wondrous world of marine animals through fieldtrips, dissection, interaction with researchers, and hands-on activities. Campers will explore life on rocky shores, sandy beaches and in the estuary, investigating how animals are adapted to these environments.

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