Science Pub Features Screening of Heceta Bank: Oregon’s Hidden Wonder and Discussion

At Oregon State University – Cascades’ upcoming Science Pub, OSU marine scientists will host a screening of Heceta Bank: Oregon’s Hidden Wonder, a new, short documentary that depicts how a submerged rocky bank 35 miles off the Oregon coast has surprising and beneficial impacts on our state’s coastal environments.

Science Pub will take place on Tuesday, March 17 from 5:30-7:30pm in the theater at McMenamins Old St. Francis in Bend.

Heceta Bank, located offshore near Florence, is a hotspot for biological productivity along Oregon’s coast due to its position and the influence of northern coastal currents occurring in the summers.

The 30-minute documentary was produced by Oregon State Productions. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

  • Jack Barth, executive director of the OSU Marine Studies Initiative and a professor in the OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bill Pearcy, an emeritus professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Paul Engelmeyer, sanctuary manager for the Audubon Society of Portland
  • Ann Peterson, a senior instructor of biology at OSU-Cascades

Panelists will also be joined by David Baker, director of Oregon State Productions.

Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30pm, and the presentation starts at 6:30pm. Science Pubs are free to community members, but reservations are required. Space is limited to 100 guests.

Registration must occur by 5pm the day prior to each Science Pub at

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