Climate Events

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

Apr
4

Talk on Ocean Acidification

April 4, 2019, Newport

 Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.
Oregon's ocean--trouble beneath the surface.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

While sea level rise, intensifying storms, and wildfires dominate discussions about the effects of climate change, the increasing acidity of the oceans is actually one of its most threatening aspects.  The nearshore ocean...

Past Events

Apr
11

Sea Level Rise Seminar

April 11, 2018

Waite Island in the Siuslaw River at a king tide, previewing the results of sea level rise.\Photo by John Bauer.
Waite Island in the Siuslaw River at a king tide, previewing the results of sea level rise.\Photo by John Bauer.

Learn more about a project to synthesize scientific knowledge concerning sea level rise in the Pacific Northwest by participating in a webinar, offered on Wednesday, April 11,...

Apr
10

Marine Debris Lecture

April 10, 2018, Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts monthly chapter meetings. They meet to talk action, conservation, have great conversations with fellow water protectors, and meet new people. Their meetings are free and open to everyone. Whether you're a long-time supporter or just...

Apr
10

Columbia Estuary Conference

April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018, Astoria

View of the Columbia River estuary, Astoria, and the Megler Bridge.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
View of the Columbia River estuary, Astoria, and the Megler Bridge.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

The 10th biennial Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) will take place Tuesday through Thursday, April 10-12, at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Promoting...

Mar
20

Losing Sight of Shore Film Screening

March 20, 2018, Newport

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The Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship Film Series is back. This year’s series, themed “Women and the Sea”, features three films directed by women. These inspiring...

Mar
13

Lecture on Exploring Antarctica

March 13, 2018, Portland

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Skye Moret. | Photo courtesy from Surfrider Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts their monthly chapter meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, now at a new location. They gather to talk conservation action, have conversations with fellow water protectors,...

Mar
8

Larval Recruitment & Marine Reserves Lecture

March 8, 2018, Manzanita

Heppell Lab Research.
Heppell Lab conducting research. | Courtesy from OSU

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is hosting a lecture by Scott Heppell, an associate professor of fisheries at Oregon State University, on "Larval Recruitment  & Marine Reserves."  Dr. Heppell, a leading figure in research on Oregon's...

Mar
1

Science Talk ‘18

March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018, Portland

Science Talk - Portland. | Courtesy of Science Talk

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these...

Feb
28

Webinar on Climate Change and Invasives

February 28, 2018

 European beachgrass, a major invasive species on the Oregon coast, at Sunset Beach.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
European beachgrass, a major invasive species on the Oregon coast, at Sunset Beach.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

As part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, a free webinar is offered on “Climate Change and Invasive Species, taking place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

To register for...

Feb
8

Clean Energy Jobs Bill Climate Talk

February 8, 2018, Portland

Let’s Talk Climate starts its third season on Tuesday, February 8 with a 7:00 p.m. public program concerning the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which Governor Brown has said is a “must pass” for the 2018 legislative session. Come find out why this bill is top priority and how it makes a significant...

Feb
6

Panel Discussion on Oregon Oysters

February 6, 2018, Portland

Oysters on ice. | Courtesy from Shuck Portland

In the early 1900s, the Oregon coast boasted vast wild oyster populations. A major resource for the state, the once abundant populations of wild oysters became victim to over-harvesting. Recently, few efforts to rebuild the state’s native oyster...