CoastWatch Events

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 24, 2018 - March 31, 2018

PC: Oregon State Parks

People come from all over the world to learn about the gray whales that travel along the Oregon coast each year. Whales are visible from Oregon's shores all year long although some months are better than others.

The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers...


Bandon Dunes Hike

March 24, 2018, Bandon

Bandon Dunes. | Courtesy from South Coast Striders

Bandon Dunes is more than just a world-renowned golf resort.  It also offers more than six miles of trails on the resort grounds.  Join the South Coast Striders as they plan to explore the trails. There are two hike options, and long hike...


SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanups

March 24, 2018

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 24 as we clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast! Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. This is a...


SOLVE IT for Earth Day

April 21, 2018

As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy. Join SOLVE and PG&E to make this Earth Day the largest ever, while picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native...


Oswald West Action Day

April 22, 2018, Arch Cape

Oswald West State Park. | Photo by John Akagi
Oswald West State Park. | Photo by John Akagi

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is hosting an Action Day on Earth Day at Oswald West State Park. Learn and participate in various hands-on citizen science projects focused on monitoring and protecting Oswald West State Park and...


Annual Puffin Party

April 28, 2018, Bandon

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) invites the public to join them for their Annual Puffin Party, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 28, at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint (on Beach Loop Rd. just south of its intersection with Face Rock Dr.) in Bandon. ...

Past Events


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...