This Friday we are driving out to Portland for a week (we visited before in Jan. 2009). Catherine is attending the annual conference for the Public Library Association. While there I am meeting with someone at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry about possibly doing a science education internship this summer. I may or may not have mentioned this, but my next degree following the completion of my Masters in History this May will be a Masters in Science Education, likely through an online program from Oregon State University in Corvallis. The history Ph.D. is not my route. I won’t start for a few years probably, to give some time to pay off some debt.
That said, in May we are moving to Portland. Catherine is actively seeking library positions in the area, and hence my interest in an internship at OMSI. If that happens, I will likely be working on the traveling exhibit Einstein, from late June to late September. Wish me luck for that internship! We will also continue our book-selling through Amazon (store/blog), but need to change our name to something not connected to a geographic location.
While in Portland next week, we are going to of course spend a day at OMSI, another day driving around exploring neighborhoods and libraries, a day to the coast, and while Catherine is at her conference, Patrick and I plan to visit the Japanese Gardens, take the aerial tram, and go to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge for some birdwatching. We are renting a vacation house for the week in the John Landings neighborhood.
Any suggestions for Portland?
Any sciencey events next week I should know about?
Sounds like an awesome trip…and an exciting move to Portland. I went to grad school at UO, so I don’t know how I feel about the OSU program 😉
If you are interested in doing a guest blog post on Your Wild Child about any of your nature-inspired outings in Portland, let me know.
The intership sounds great, too. Before I took up writing for money, I worked in environmental/science education for 10+ years. My heart is still very much there!
I hope you have a great time out there!! I have been wanting to go up to Oregon and Washington for quite some time now to take a drive up the coast of Oregon (which I hear is gorgeous!) and see the green. (I hate the desert!!) Anyway, have fun and take tons of pictures!
PS: I hope you get the internship; that would be awesome for you! =)