Oct
14

Coastal Learning Symposium

When
October 14, 2016
Where
Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 Ferry Slip Road
Newport, OR

Lower Yaquina Bay, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to the right.  Photo by Alex Derr.
Lower Yaquina Bay, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to the right. Photo by Alex Derr.

Educators of all types (including informal educators like CoastWatchers) will gather in Newport Oct. 14 for the annual Coastal Learning Symposium.  Students are welcome, too.  And CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Fawn Custer will be there, speaking on Getting Your Students on the Beach with Stewardship Goals.  Fawn will be presenting from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s event takes place at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (2820 Ferry Slip Rd. in Newport), which is sponsoring, along with a host of partners.  Registration for the all-day affair begins at 8 a.m.  The full schedule is not yet available, but it is safe to say that it will feature a variety of talks, workshops and field trips.  To learn more, obtain the schedule once it is available, and register, go to the event website.

Fawn will introduce educators to CoastWatch and our citizen science projects and discuss how teachers of all types can introduce students to shoreline science through adopting a mile and through participating in citizen science. She will also have specimens and artifacts to share.

For more information about the symposium, contact Sara Shaw Roberts, (541) 867-3474, ext. 5317, sara.sha[email protected].