How you can support science in the Big Fish lab
Help support cutting-edge shark science at the BFL by donating directly to fund projects supporting conservation and management of these amazing species.
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- Marine Science Day Dissection
- ORSEA - Oregon Marine Scientist and Educator Alliance
- Sharks 101
Sunday, December 10, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Market on the Bay
Location: Pelican Bay Brewing - Siletz. 5911 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon
Explore seasonal treasures, sip on Pelican's finest brews, and embrace the holiday spirit at this indoor holiday market. Most importantly, come talk Oregon sharks with us!
More info here.
Stay tuned here and on social media for more upcoming events with the BFL!
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Science Pub: The Secret Lives of Sharks
Location: Edward J. Ray Hall | Charles McGrath Family Atrium | OSU-Cascades
This Science Pub looks at the critical role sharks play in maintaining vibrant marine ecosystems in Oregon and around the world. Presenter Dr. Alexandra McInturf is a researcher and postdoctoral fellow in OSU's Big Fish Lab. The lab's researchers have been featured on Discovery Channel's Shark Week and National Geographic's Shark Fest programs
Drs. James Sulikoski and Taylor Chapple will share riveting research and wild stories of their adventures tracking and studying one of our oceans’ top predators! Whether you fear or revere the mighty SHARK, don’t miss your opportunity to hear OSU’s own shark experts and leaders of the Big Fish Lab, stars of both The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and Nat Geo’s Shark Fest programs, share their love of sharks & science with us!
Old World Deli
341 SW 2nd St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Reserve your spot at Old World Deli.
Sponsors of the OSU Science Pub include OSU, Old World Deli and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Join us at the Hatfield Marine Science Center on October 14 from 3-7 pm for an afternoon of shark fun! We'll have raffles for Big Fish Lab gear, kids crafts, food, beer & wine, a Shark Week episode viewing, in-person shark dissection, and a live Q&A with a Shark Week scientist! Fun for everyone! Tickets are $25 and on sale online and at the door. Purchase tickets here! More information can be found here and on our Facebook event page.
Eugene Emeralds Night - Wednesday, August 30 at 6:35 pm
Come join for a fun night of baseball and shark science! We will illustrate how real sharks are much different than movie sharks. Marine exhibits will be showcased throughout the concourse.
April 8, 2023 10 am - 4 pm: Hatfield Marine Science Day 2023!
The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is having an open house for the public from 10 am-4 pm...come check out educational and interactive booths from over 40 research labs based at HMSC, including the Big Fish Lab! Come hear about our research, see our shark tags up close, and learn about the sharks of Oregon. Fun for all ages!
October 4th, 2022 7-9 PM: OMSI Science Pub Portland: The Predator Next Door: An Introduction to Oregon's Coastal Shark Species
Join the BFL's Dr. Alex McInturf on an exploration of the sharks and their relatives in Oregon waters, ranging from the popular white shark to one of the largest species of fish in the world. Then, stay tuned to learn more about how the Big Fish Lab studies sharks of all sizes using cameras, transmitters, animal “FitBits”, drones and more, to examine unexplored shark habitats along Oregon’s coastline and beyond.
October 5th, 2022 5-7PM: HMSC’s Science on Tap: A Night of Sharks, Science, and Stories!
We will explore the 16 species of sharks found off the Oregon coast and take a deep dive inside a shark. The first half of the presentation will be a discussion of the sharks of Oregon, and the second half will be an on-site shark dissection! This is a free, family-friendly event and open to all.
When: Wednesday, October 5
- 5:00 - 6:00 PM: Social Hour with food and beverages available for purchase
- 6:00 PM: Event begins
Where: Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building Auditorium
- 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR
Online Option: Please click the link to join the webinar https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/93150378672
- Telephone: US: +1-971-247-1195
- Webinar ID: 931-5037-8672
Want to hear from us?
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, webinar, or having us participate in an education or outreach event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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