Wilder Buzz: Construction Begins on Solar-Powered Coffee Shop Building

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A new mixed-use building is coming to Wilder, anchored by a coffee shop, and featuring an upper floor designed to accommodate two small businesses.

With its gable, shed roofs and garage door windows, the coffeehouse will have a “new urbanism” feel with a blend of residential and neo traditional forms in keeping with the rest of the Wilder neighborhood in South Beach. Designed to create a place where friends and neighbors come together, the building is the first to be built within the Wilder Village Center.

The perfect coffee shop tenant will have the opportunity to serve residents of South Beach, students and faculty from nearby Oregon Coast Community College and Hatfield Marine Science Center, and others who come to South Beach for the marine-related institutions on the Peninsula or to enjoy Wilder’s public trails, dog park and disc golf course. The coffee shop space is designed to be expandable for a full-service restaurant. Initially about one third of the ground floor space could be available for other tenants.

Solar power on the Oregon Coast?
The sustainable design, including day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and high performance building skin will result in a dramatic reduction in energy use. In fact, the combination of high-efficiency building methods, solar panels on the roof and battery storage will require hardly any use from public utilities for heating and cooling most of the year, and will even provide temporary power should the grid go down.

For More Information.To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin: bonnie@eenw.com; 503.221.0167.

Building Details:

  • 2,600 sq. ft. on lower level, with covered area for outside seating;
  • 1,360 sq. ft. upper floor with vaulted spaces that incorporate skylights and transoms to allow natural light into the offices;
  • Located on Harborton St. and College Way as part of the Wilder Village Center;
  • Construction expected to be completed just after New Year’s, 2016.

(Lower Level – Click the Image for an Expanded View)

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(Upper Level – Click the Image for an Expanded View)

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“Patterns of Science” Camp at HMSC

Patterns of Science, Ages 8-10, August 4-7

What patterns are hidden in animal shapes, structures and behaviors?  Find out through hands-on activities and observing and interacting with live animals.  Through field trips, identify patterns at the sandy beach, salt march and rocky shore, then use our discoveries to make predictions and test hypotheses.

Each camp is four days long, running Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost $175.00 each.

Summer day camps at HMSC give young people an opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8.

“Inside Out Camp” at HMSC

Summer day Inside Out Camp at HMSC gives young people an opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals.

Inside Out Camp, Ages 13-14, July 21-24

Learn about marine animals from the inside out as we conduct dissections, work with researchers to determine cause of death, and collect data on feeding habits of fish by analyzing stomach contents.  We will also spend plenty of time outside the lab exploring nearby ecosystems through kayaking, tide pooling and shrimp slurping.

Each camp is four days long, running Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost $175.00 each. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8.

“Ocean of Opportunity” Summer Camp at HMSC

Summer day camps at HMSC give young people an opportunity to interact with ocean researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals.

Ocean of Opportunity, Ages 15-18, July 14-17

Explore a sea of marine careers as we meet a variety of scientists and collect data.  Go behind-the-scenes of marine labs and out in the field to learn about and practice research techniques.  Design and construct instruments to collect data.  Help researchers conduct a necropsy and collect samples for further analysis.

Each camp is four days long, running Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost $175.00 each. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8.

Marine Science Day at Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day. HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest. Meet scientists from Oregon State University and six government agency partners including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Explore with campus tours and enjoy special family friendly activities in the Visitor Center. Come learn what s new on the Oregon Coast s most dynamic Marine Science campus. hmsc.oregonstate.edu

Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Fossil Fest

Bring in your fossils and agates to show off and identify with other beachcombers during this annual day-long Fossil Fest event at Hatfield Marine Science Center! Explore our special exhibits in the Visitor Center mingle with other like-minded fossil-philes. Their special guests include the North American Research Group, Dr. William Orr and Oregon Fossil Guy Guy DiTorrice. For more information, visit the Breaking Waves blog.

Our Favorites: The Hatfield Marine Science Center

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If you’ve ever had the experience of buying a home, you’ve probably noticed that real estate professionals often utter the mantra, “Location, Location, Location.” While the statement can feel a little cliche, location really is a big factor when you’re looking for a certain quality of life.

Wilder’s intentional neighborhood was designed with a certain kind of location in mind. It is set amidst a sustainable forest, just minutes south of the Newport’s city center. Even closer is Newport’s South Beach featuring events like the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival (Feb 19-23), the famous Rogue House of Spirits, but also the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

This weekend, February 8th, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is hosting an all-day event for fossil enthusiasts. They are bringing distinguished scientists to share exhibits featuring amazing fossil finds from across Oregon. They also invite guests to bring their own fossils for expert identification.

We found the following schedule at the “Breaking Waves” blog.

Schedule:

  • 11:30 am – Guy DiTorrice speaks about seeking and finding dinosaur fossils at the Montana ranch where parts of Jurassic Park were filmed, including Duckbill (Hadrosaurus) dig sites .
  • 1:30 pm – Dr. Bill Orr, “In Search of the Conodont Animal” – a talk about the recent discovery of a small fish-like animal that has for 150 years been a mystery to the paleontology community. The Conodonts are one of the most important guide fossils to the entire Paleozoic interval of time: a duration of 300 million years, and the discovery has stirred immense interest among paleontologists.

All day:

  • Mike Full’s “Willamette Valley Pleistocene Project” display captures a glimpse of 50,000 years of prehistory in our own backyard. Giant bison and wooly mammoth fossils will be on display.
  • Kent Gibson, who has provided fossils to the Smithsonian’s collection will display a cross-section of fossils found in Lincoln County, including dolphin skulls, scallops, and whale vertebrata.
  • All events take place in the HMSC Visitor Center, which is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm.