CML outreach

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Over 50 meteorites and well-illustrated informational panels on display at the Rice Museum, between 2004-2014.  The panels were designed to appeal to people of all ages and are popular with school children.


The Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory is actively involved in programs geared towards educators and the public.  This page gives a sampling of some of these activities from 2004-2012.
 

Public outreach activities for 2004

2-8-04 display at Oregon Academy of Science (OAS) at Portland State University, Portland OR

3-9-04 lecture to senior citizens at Portland Community College Workforce Training Center, Portland OR

4-6-04 lecture to class at Cascade High School, Marion County OR

4-9-04 lecture to Sherwood Rotary Club, Sherwood OR

5-9-04 lecture at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portand OR

5-13-04 to 5-14-04 exhibit at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) at the Portland Convention Center

5-17-04 lecture to two classes at Cleveland High School, Portland OR

5-19-04 lecture to several classes at Grant High School, Portland OR

6-4-04 Meteorite exhibit goes on display at Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals (see photo above)

6-16-04 teacher workshop for Portland Public Schools

6-30-04 lecture to the Oregon City Rotary Club, Oregon City OR

7-06-04 lecture at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR

10-8-04 workshop at Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) in Salem OR

11-3-04 lecture to Columbia-Willamette chapter of Sigma Xi at Portland State University, Portland OR

11-12-04 lecture to the Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) at Portland State University, Portland OR

12-4-04 lecture to the Cambrian Society, Portland OR
 
 

Dick Pugh (above left) and Alex Ruzicka (below right) give a hands-on demonstration of meteorites to a crowd after a lecture at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland.


 
 

Public outreach activities for 2005

1-24-05 lecture to two classes at Gregory Heights Middle School, Portland OR

2-22-05 lecture to USGS, Oregon City OR

2-24-05 lecture at Lone High School, Lone OR

2-26-05 display at Oregon Academy of Science (OAS) at Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

3-26-05 lecture to the Bigfoot Society in Portland OR

4-1-05 exhibit at the Intel Northwest Science Expo

4-6-05 two lectures in Geology Department of Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

4-16-05 lecture for Astronomy Day in Eugene OR

7-2-05 lecture to Milwaukie Gold Prospectors, Milwaukie OR

7-8-05 lecture at Paleo Teachers Workshop, Fossil OR

8-12-05 lecture at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR

9-3-05 lecture/demonstration at Oregon Star Party, Ochoco Mountains OR

9-30-05 lecture to Ice Age Institute, Portland OR

10-1-05 display at GemFaire in Hillsboro OR

10-3-05 lecture at library in Boardman OR

10-4-05 to 10-7-05 lectures at libraries and assemblies at schools in LaGrande, Baker, Burns and Prineville OR, as part of 4 day tour

10-28-05 lecture at Fossil High School, Fossil OR

11-7-05 two lectures at Gregory Heights Middle School, Portland OR

12-3-05 lecture at Columbia Gorge Museum, The Dalles OR

12-6-05 lecture to Oregon Archeological Society, Portland OR

12-14-05 to 12-15-05 lecture at library and assembly at school in Madras OR, and at library and assembly in Moro OR, as part of a two day tour
 
 

Public outreach activities for 2006
 

1-4-06 lecture to the Mazamas in Portland OR

1-8-06 lecture at Lane Middle School in Portland OR

1-10-06 lecture to the Oregon Archeological Society, Portland OR

3-20-06 to 3-22-06 lectures at library and high school in Umatilla OR, Hermiston library and Armand Larive middle school in Hermiston OR, and at library and secondary school in Stanfield OR, as part of a three day tour

4-1-06 to 4-2-06 lectures at library and high school in Heppner OR, and at library and elementary school in Condon OR, as part of a two day tour

4-13-06 lectures at library and elementary school in Arlington OR

4-17-06 lecture to the Ice Age Group, West Lynn OR

4-20-06 lecture at Hood River middle school library

5-1-06 to 5-4-06 lectures at library and middle school in Ontario OR, at library and middle school in Vale OR, at Adrian library and Nissa middle school OR, and at library and school in Jordan Valley OR, as part of a 4 day tour

6-27-06 to 6-29-06 lectures at Pendleton Community College OR, at Athena library OR, and at Melton-Freewater library OR, as part of a three day tour

9-23-06 to 9-24-06 lecture at the Fossil Community Center Fossil OR, and at the Dalles Museum Dalles OR, as part of a two day tour

9-30-06 lecture to Ice Age Group Expo Portland OR

10-2-06 to 10-5-06 lectures at library and middle school in Joseph OR, at community hall and high school in Enterprise OR, at senior center and school in Wallowa OR, and at school in Elgin OR, as part of a 4 day tour

10-20-06 lecture at Hiteon Elementary School in Beaverton OR

11-3-06 lecture at Gregory Heights Middle School in Portland OR

11-6-06 to 11-9-06 lectures at library and middle school in Lakeview OR, at library and school in Paisley OR, at library and school in North Lake County OR, in Christmas Valley OR, as part of a 4 day tour

11-18-06 to 11-19-06 science panelist at Orycon, Portland OR

12-11-06 to 12-13-06 lectures at Madras library and Powell Butte elementary school OR, at library and elementary school in Terrebonne OR, and at library and elementary school in Warm Springs OR, as part of a 3 day tour

12-2006 community outreach/education event at Portland State University – visit by 7th graders from Sellwood School, Portland to the Geology Department

12-2006 community outreach/education event – NASA Digital Learning Network Video Conference, Vernon Elementary School, Portland
 

Public outreach activities for 2007

1-9-07 community outreach/education event—visit by 3rd-6th graders in Talented-and-Gifted (TAG) program, Portland Public Schools to the Geology Department at Portland State University Portland OR

2-12-07 lecture at Lents Elementary School, Lents OR

2-15-07 lectures at Sutherlin Middle School and Sutherlin Community Center, Sutherlin OR

2-16-07 lectures at Cottage Grove Highschool and Cottage Grove Community Center, Cottage Grove OR

2-25-07 display at Oregon Academy of Science (OAS) at Monmouth, OR

3-08-07 lecture for Nightsky Astronomy Club, Salem OR

3-21-07 lectures at Dufur Highschool and library, Dufur OR

3-22-07 lecture at Maupin Highschool, Maupin OR

3-28-07 lecture for Wanderers Science Group, Portland OR

4-24-07 to 4-26-07 lectures at Chiloquin Highschool and library Chiloquin OR, at Henley Middleschool and library Klamath Falls OR, and at Bonanza Highschool and library Bonanza OR, as part of three day tour

5-29-07 to 6-1-07 lecture at Halfway library OR, at Haines library OR, at Northpower library OR, and at City Hall Union OR, as part of a four day tour

7-10-07 to 7-11-07 lecture at Spray OR, and at Mitchell OR, as part of two day tour

10-1-07 to 10-3-07 lectures at Echo OR, Heppner OR, and at Ukiah OR, as part of three day tour

10-12-07 workshop at Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA), Milwaukie OR

10-23-07 to 10-25-07 lectures at John Day Highschool and library John Day OR, at Mt. Vernon Highschool and library Mt. Vernon OR, at Dayville Highschool Dayville OR, and at Monument Highschool and library Monument OR, as part of three day tour

11-28-07 lectures as Rosway Heights K-8 school Portland OR

12-13-07 lecture at Portand State University Portland OR
 
 

Public outreach activities for 2008 (Jan-June)
 

1-23-08 lecture at Portland State University Portland OR

1-24-08 lecture at Lincoln High School, Portland OR

2-23-08 display at Oregon Academy of Science (OAS), Portland OR

2-28-08 lecture at Cleveland High School, Portland OR

3-3-08 to 3-5-08 lectures at LaGrande OR, Pendleton OR, and Hermiston OR libraries, as part of three day tour

3-25-08 to 3-27-08 lectures at Milton Freewater OR, Walla Walla WA, and Kennewick WA libraries as part of three day tour

4-5-08 lecture at Portland OR Welsh Society

4-14-08 lecture at North Gresham Elementary, OR

4-29-08 to 4-30-08 lectures at Summerville OR, and Elgin OR, as part of two day tour

6-18-08 lecture at Rice NW Museum, Hillsboro OR
 
 
 

 


Students in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program in Portland Public Schools visit the Department of Geology at Portland State University, where they get to touch the Brahin stony-iron (pallasite) meteorite
 
 

Public outreach activities for 2008 (Sept-Dec)

9-24-08 to 9-25-08 lectures at Summerville OR, and Cove OR, as part of two day tour 

10-7-08 to 10-9-08 lectures at Seneca OR, Prairie City OR, and Fossil OR, as part of three day tour

10-18-08 lecture at PSU Alumni Weekend event, Portland State University, Portland OR

10-21-08 presentation at Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA) workshop, Portland OR

11-20-08 lecture at Cleveland High School, Portland OR

12-9-08 lecture at The Dalles, OR
 

Public outreach activities for 2009

2-28-09 display at Oregon Academy of Science (OAS), McMinnville OR

4-17-09 lecture at Shaver Elementary school, Portland OR

5-12-09 display at Oregon Science Teachers Association, Portland OR

5-22-09 lecture at Irvington Elementary School, Portland OR

10-10-09 display at Oregon Science Teachers Association, Salem OR

11-16-09 lecture at Portland Community College Portland OR

12-2-09 lecture at Portland Community College Portland OR

12-9-09 lecture at Sellwood Middle School Portland OR

12-11-09 lecture at school Cascade Locks OR
 
 

Public outreach activities for 2010

1-12-10 lecture at Roseway Heights school Portland OR

1-13-10 lecture at Cleveland High School Portland OR

1-20-10 lecture at Grant High School Portland OR

1-22-10 lecture at Vernon Elementary School Portland OR

2-15-10 lecture at Oregon Museum of Mineral Industries (OMSI), Portland OR

2-19-10 lecture at The Dalles Elementary School, The Dalles OR

2-26-10 White Salmon WA

2-27-10 Kelso, WA

4-2-10 Northwest Science Expo, Portland OR

4-8-10 Pacific Crest School, Portland OR

5-5-10 Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

6-3-10 Salem High School, Salem OR

6-18-10 Oregon City Rock and Mineral Club, Oregon City OR

6-19-10 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR

6-23-10 Moro, OR

6-24-10 Condon, OR

6-10-10 Boardman, OR

6-30-10 Adams, OR

7-1-10 Weston, OR

7-6-10 Arlington, OR

8-17-10 Science at the Pub, Portland OR

8-24-10 Evergreen Aviation, McMinnville, OR

9-3-10 National Welsh Society, Portland, OR

9-17-10 to 9-19-10 Southern Washington Rock and Mineralogy Society, Castle Rock, WA

9-27-10 Lakeview, OR

9-28-10 Paisley, OR

9-29-10 Christmas Valley, OR

10-8-10 Oregon Sceince Teachers Association, Colton, OR

10-11-10 Palouse, WA

10-12-10 St. Johns, WA

10-13-10 Colfax, WA

11/18/10 Science in the Pub, Eugene, OR

11-23-10 Willamette University, Salem, OR

12-1-10 Tillamook library, Tillamook, OR

12-8-10 Fossil Elementary School and High School, Fossil, OR

12-13-10 Cleveland High School, Portland, OR

12-14-10 to 12-16-10 community outreach/education event, visitors to Portland State University from Sellwood Middle School
 
 
 



Images above from events at Union (top), Halfway (middle) and Ukiah (bottom) in rural Oregon, 2007.
 
 

Public outreach activities for 2011

1-3-11 Hollwood Lion's Club, Portland, OR

1-21-11 Grant High School, Portland, OR

1-28-11 Auburn, WA

2-12-11 The Dalles, OR

2-14-11 Portand Community College, Portland OR

2-22-11 Roseway Middle School, Portland, OR

4-1-11 Portland State University Science Fair, Portland, OR

4-12-11 Colton School and library, WA

4-13-11 Tikou School and library, WA

4-14-11 Potlatch School and library, ID

5-26-11 The Dalles, OR,  radio program and library

6-11-11 Meteorite Day activities at the Rice Museum, Hillsboro OR

6-20-11 to 6-23-11 Events at libraries in Arlington, Hermiston, and Echo, OR

7-23-11 OMSI Astronomy Day activities

9-12-11 Oregon Trail Museum, Oregon City, OR

9-28-11 Hood River library, OR

10-4-11 to 10-6-11 lectures at Hanes library OR, Huntington school and library OR, and Burns library OR, as part of 3 day tour

10-14-11 outreach event at Oregon Science Teachers Association, Coos Bay OR

10-19-11 lecture at Tualitin Heritage Center, Tualitin OR

11-1-11 lectures in Heppner, Moro, and Cascade Locks OR, as part of 3 day tour

11-22-11 lecture at Park Academy, Marylhurst University, West Linn OR

12-10-11 lecture at Rose City Heights Middle School, Portland OR 

12-15-11 lecture for Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, Kelso WA
 
 
 

Scenes above from the road show in Kennewick, Washington in March 2008.  This event drew people with a large variety of age ranges, from young children to elderly members of the community.  People were given a chance to pick up and handle real meteorites, and apply magnets to them.  Obviously, the young girl in the upper right image was surprised at the weight of an iron meteorite.  Dick Pugh, who presented at this show, is the man wearing the white shirt in the lower right hand image
 
 

Public outreach activities for 2012 (to February)
 

1-5-12 lecture for Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Portland, OR

1-23-12 lecture at Grant Highschool, Portland OR

1-24-12 lecture for Metal Detector Club, Portland OR

2-12-12 lecture at Muldonado Elementary school, Tucson AZ

2-13-12 and 2-15-12 community outreach/education event at Portland State University, visitors from Sellwood Middle School

2-20-12 Participated in 1 hour public radio talkshow, Ashland OR

2-21-12 lecture at Crater Rock Museum, Central Point OR

2-22-12 to 2-23-12 lectures at St Mary's school Medford, Medford Astro Club, North Medford Highschool, and at Science Works Museum Ashland, as part of 3 day tour

 



 
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