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It's that time again Folks!!!

The Annual Hatfield Marine Science Center meeting is at hand! June is a wonderful month to get out to our lovely Newport Coast to have an amazing educational presentation, killer barbecue, and a great time on the beach.

Come and hang out with the rest of us PNWMAS crew this next month at our Newport Coast!

The head director Sid wanted me to mention that he had a couple surprises for us in store such as...

a back of the house tour for those who have not been behind the scenes before, an on-site cookout w/ refrigeration available for anyone, picnic tables, restrooms and prep space available, and an informative presentation in his lab.

It's always a lovely day for a drive to the coast on these warm summer Saturdays.

Take a gander at some of our previous years gatherings, education, exciting, and fun all rolled into one.

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Microscope slides of protazoans and parasite.

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A glimpse at the complete inner workings of the HMSC quarantine center.

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and a possible hands on health workshop demonstration, this one was done on their resident giant wolf eel a couple years back, that was awesome!.. And what a trooper.

Nothing like this all year until now, the annual Hatfield Marine Science Center meeting.

Where - 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365

When - June 22nd 1:00 PM until the BBQ is done...

What - An educational trip with the facilities director Sid! And a great time to hang out with the rest of us PNWMAS crew, all while on our wonderful summer time coast line in the pacific north west's back yard.

Whoop Whoop!!!

 

 

 

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This is always a good time ! Sid is a great host. He is down to earth with a wealth of information. Sirena and I may have to look into bringing the grandkids and finding an RV site. 

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16 minutes ago, Emerald525 said:

This is always a good time ! Sid is a great host. He is down to earth with a wealth of information. Sirena and I may have to look into bringing the grandkids and finding an RV site. 

Correction ! We are booked at the RV park that is walking distance ! Party at the RV!!

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We had a great time last year at this meeting.  Unfortunately I will be coming back from Vegas so i will miss this meeting.   Boy the meetings have not been lining up for me lately to be able to attend.

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These have been a lot of fun in the past and I’m sure will be again this year. Six is indeed a great host.  The experience of seeing a wolf eel up close and personal was a favorite of mine from previous meetings there. 

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1 hour ago, Emerald525 said:

Correction ! We are booked at the RV park that is walking distance ! Party at the RV!!

We bought an RV we havnt used yet, which RV park is PNWMAS taking over?

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Id go but finding rv spots at the beach on any weekend is nearly impossible, let alone tent spots without rude annoying people and their kids on the loose. 

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15 minutes ago, householdofpayne said:

We bought an RV we havnt used yet, which RV park is PNWMAS taking over?

 

13 minutes ago, CrabbyCrabs said:

Id go but finding rv spots at the beach on any weekend is nearly impossible, let alone tent spots without rude annoying people and their kids on the loose. 

There are plenty of spots in the port of Newport RV spot 2120 SE Marine drive which is just walking distance. It doesn’t look like the most scenic or private area but it’s cheaper than a hotel and would be awesome if fellow members stayed there !  It looked like there was still plenty of spots in the annex area .

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Hey folks!

Thanks for the kind words but I must make one correction: I'm not the head director, only the Research Aquarist and manager of the Aquatic Animal Teaching Lab. In many ways, my job's a lot better than the Director's, i.e. many, many fewer excruciating meetings to attend. (I despise meetings and actively cultivate that reputation.)

All that aside, looking very much forward to hosting the meeting, seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones. Bert has wisely moved the traditional start time back, which will make it a lot easier for you folks to haul yourselves out of bed on a Saturday, hop in the car and head out to the coast!

See you folks in a month!     🐠

Sid

 

 

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I would really like to make this meeting. I miss you all at PNWMAS!


 

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Sorry I will miss this one. My dog is on his last few weeks and needs my care. Everyone have a great time at the beach for the both of us! 

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The meeting is not too far  off here, just a couple weekends away really!

I know I am going to make a side dish for the afterwards BBQ like macaroni salad, but I am also going to bring something to grill up like burgers or kabobs. Gonna try and prep everything up the best I can ahead of time to stream line things. Are there any vegetarians attending the meet, I can get some veggie burgers too if that is the case, I don't mind. And it should be a nice weekend so don't forget to bring the significant other/family to partake, we love good weather and good company.

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Sounds great Bert!  Still trying to figure out if I can make it out there this time.  Will be bummed if I miss out on whatever Sid has in store for us - always a super fun and informative visit.

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Well, I know it WILL be Fun, And Educational for sure! If you don't make it I will be bummed, but I understand how life can be, it thinks so little of even our best layed plans... This goes to everyone else who wants to make it but may not, the PNWMAS crew would love to see you all there, so just do your best to set aside the date to participate.

This is one that we try to keep going annually, but this years particular meet will have a surprise to shake things up some.

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