Sharing the Coast Conference
The tenth annual Sharing the Coast Conference will take place March 8-10 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in the South Beach area of Newport. The event will feature speakers, panels, and field trips, all designed to provide CoastWatchers with monitoring skills and deepen their background knowledge of coastal science and natural history. The public is invited, and the presentations will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about the coast. Co-sponsor as in past years is the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators.
The main portion of the conference, after a Friday evening keynote talk, begins at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30) on Saturday, March 9, in the Hennings Auditorium at the marine science center. On Sunday, March 10, a number of field trips will be planned, with indoor alternatives if the weather is forbidding.
Watch this space for details as they emerge closer to the conference dates, but for now, mark your calendars and plan to attend.