Explore Oregon Through OSU Research

When you're out in the wilds and wonders of Oregon this summer, let OSU's research and scientific discoveries enhance your adventure

From the state’s ancient forests to its briny oceans, from its prehistoric landscapes to its fertile fields, OSU scientists are studying the complexities of nature and the impacts of human activity. They invite you to stop and visit awhile:
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Feel the soft skin of an octopus or the spiny texture of a sea urchin at the Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport.

Learn which native plants are adaptable for home landscaping and see drought-resistant and wheelchair accessible gardens at more than 17 locations managed by OSU-trained master gardeners.

View a colorful exhibit in the State Capitol Rotunda that reveals all the drama and tumult of Oregon’s geologic history.

Watch archaeologists literally dig in Oregon’s past at Champoeg State Park, Oregon’s first provincial capital, and at Civil War era Fort Yamhill.

With this interactive map, click on the dots, learn what you can do and begin making your plans. (NOTE: Best viewed in Firefox or Safari. Internet Explorer may not display content.)

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