CEOAS Research at Saturday Farmers’ Market

FarmersMarket_4-30_3To give the public a glimpse at current research and findings, Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is now occupying an educational and interactive booth every other Saturday at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market. Each department at CEOAS has volunteered to run hands-on, imaginative activities to help local folks grasp the program’s discoveries.

This upcoming Saturday, May 14, the Marine Resource Management (MRM) and Water Resource Engineering (WRE) groups are teaming up to teach about rivers, streams, and ocean pollution. Students leading the booth are Deanna Caracciolo, a first-year MRM master’s student, and Joe Kemper, a WRE master’s student.

The demonstration will involve “plenty of water, finger paints, and a whole bunch of imagination,” according to four-year Ph.D. student Liz King. King, along with outreach coordinator and second-year geology and geophysics Ph.D. student Ben Murphy, helped organize the booth and ongoing events. In previous weeks, students have presented on soil types from farms at the market, and how CEOAS collects sediment from the ocean floor.

 

To give the public a glimpse at current research and findings, Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is now occupying an educational and interactive booth every other Saturday at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market. Each department at CEOAS has volunteered to run hands-on, imaginative activities to help local folks grasp the program’s discoveries.

This upcoming Saturday, May 14, the Marine Resource Management (MRM) and Water Resource Engineering (WRE) groups are teaming up to teach about rivers, streams, and ocean pollution. Students leading the booth are Deanna Caracciolo, a first-year MRM master’s student, and Joe Kemper, a WRE master’s student.

The demonstration will involve “plenty of water, finger paints, and a whole bunch of imagination,” according to four-year Ph.D. student Liz King. King, along with outreach coordinator and second-year geology and geophysics Ph.D. student Ben Murphy, helped organize the booth and ongoing events. In previous weeks, students have presented on soil types from farms at the market, and how CEOAS collects sediment from the ocean floor.

By Stevie Beisswanger

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