Special Hands-on Programs
December 27 through December 31, 2013
The Education Department offers a variety of hands-on activities for people of all ages to learn about maritime science and history related to the Columbia River during Oregon school vacations. This week we will focus on marine mammals. People of all ages will be able to handle whale bones and teeth, examine a dolphin skeleton, feel seal and sea otter furs, and participate in a craft or game.
Past to Present: Columbia River Maritime History Lecture Series
Tuesdays beginning January 7, 2014
9:45 to noon
Come join us every Tuesday in the meeting rooms at the Museum to learn more about maritime history. This lecture series offers two speakers each week who will discuss topics pertaining to the Columbia River and the Museum’s collections. Call Kathy Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, to enroll or for more information.
Special Hands-on Programs
March 22 through March 30, 2014
The Education Department will offer a variety of hands-on activities for people of all ages to learn about maritime science and history related to the Columbia River. These programs are designed for people of all ages and incorporate replicas, other hands-on items, games, crafts and more.
First Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Fort George Lovell Building
Science on Tap, in partnership with Fort George Brewery, is a Columbia River Maritime Museum program introducing maritime science, history, and technology in an informal setting. This program is free and open to the public; minors are allowed with adult. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the presentation begins at 7:00 pm at Fort George Brewery - Lovell Building. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Seating is limited.
December 5, 2013: Undersea Telecommunications Cables
Presented by Scott McMullen
Scott McMullen, chairman of the Oregon Fisherman's Cable Committee, Inc. will discuss how the fishermen and undersea cable companies created a unique approach for resolving issues between the two industries in the first bi-lateral agreement in Oregon. Scott will also discuss the newly emerging use of fiber-optic cables for scientific research, and the possible development of offshore renewable energy.
Scott was instrumental in the formation of the Oregon Fisherman's Cable Committee, Inc. whose mission is to cooperatively resolve issues between the Oregon trawl fleet and the submarine fiber-optic cable industry, and to promote cable awareness and safety in the Pacific Coast trawl fleet.
January 2, 2014: Ocean Chemistry and Acidification
Presented by Julia Roberson
Ocean acidification is what happens when significant amounts of carbon dioxide emissions are absorbed by the ocean. Julia is with Ocean Conservancy and will address our changing ocean and what scientists are learning about these changes.
February 6, 2014: Mystery of the Beeswax Wreck of Nehalem
Presented by Scott Williams
The first settlers of Oregon were amazed when Indians brought them large blocks of beeswax to trade. Find out where they obtained this commodity, what ship it was on, and the reason for carrying this cargo. Scott is an archaeologist with the Washington Department of Transportation.
March 6, 2014: The Submarine Ring of Fire
Presented by Bill Chadwick
Join us for this popular topic as Bill Chadwick takes us on a journey exploring active underwater volcanoes in the Western Pacific. Bill is a geologist with OSU and NOAA.
April 3, 2014: Geologic Catastrophes of Northern Cascadia
Presented by Brian Atwater
The Oregon and Washington coast experienced a tsunami in 1700. Brian Atwater, a geologist with U.S. Geological Survey, will explain the detective science skills utilized to date this catastrophic event.
May 1, 2014: The Bridge of the Gods—Folklore, Forests and Floods
Presented by Jim O'Connor
Jim O’Connor, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center in Portland, is back by popular demand. The title tells it all about this intriguing topic.