Marine Science in Newport

April 6, 2009 (Updated February 2, 2012)

If you’re ready to feel the wind in your hair and the salty spray on your face, Grant McOmie has a Grant’s Getaway that will provide an invigorating outdoor experience.

This week, Grant travels to the Oregon coast to go aboard an outdoor learning adventure with Marine Discovery Tours. We’ll also head indoors to one of the best learning sites on the coast at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Marine Discovery Tours specializes in trips that teach visitors more about the ocean, the estuary and all of the marine life that can be found there.

Hatfield is a professional science base that is the home for scores of scientists linked with Oregon State University. The exhibit areas of the center are open to the public and admission is free, although donations are accepted and appreciated.

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Grant McOmie
Grant McOmie is a Pacific Northwest broadcast journalist, teacher and author who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest. A fifth generation Oregon native, Grant’s roots run deepest in the central Oregon region near Prineville and Redmond where his family continues to live.