Ocean Events

Jan
26

Blue Planet Film Screening

January 26, 2019, Charleston

Courtesy of the BBC

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a special screening of the critically acclaimed nature documentary "Blue Planet II: One Ocean," on January 26, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at the South Slough Interpretive Center (four miles southeast of Charleston on...

Jan
26

Blue Planet II: The Deep Screening

January 26, 2019, Coos Bay

Courtesy of the BBC

Join the South Coast Reserve for a special screening of the most critically acclaimed nature documentary ever made, Blue Planet II: The Deep, on February 9, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at the South Coast Interpretive Center (4 Miles South of Charleston on Seven Devils Rd, Coos...

Jan
26

Lecture on The Underwater World of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

January 26, 2019, Yachats

Take a dip beneath the surface and explore the underwater world of Oregon’s five marine reserves. In 2012, Oregon completed the designation of five marine reserve sites. These areas were set aside for conservation and scientific research. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open...

Feb
23

Lecture on Oregon's Rocky Shores Strategy

February 23, 2019, Yachats

Oregon’s rocky shore habitats are some of the most recognizable and dynamic ecosystems along the coast, and managing these special areas can be challenging. Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan is the state’s framework for managing coastal resources and the section on rocky shore management is...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
13

Black Oystercatcher Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

The Friends of Haystack Rock as host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to the public....

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...

Apr
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These events are free and open to the...

Past Events

Jan
16

Rocky Shore Meeting

January 16, 2019, Salem

Rocky shores at Yachats.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Rocky shores at Yachats.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) has a special Rocky Shores Working Group, which is developing an updated set of policies for protecting Oregon’s tidepool and rocky intertidal areas.  The group’s next public meeting takes place...

Jan
15

Straws Film Screening

January 15, 2019, Portland

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is hosting a free screening of STRAWS at Spirit of 77 Bar (500 NE Martin Luthur King Blvd., Portland) on Tuesday Jan. 15 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

STRAWS is a powerful documentary about plastic straws and other forms of plastic pollution...

Jan
10

Orca Lecture

January 10, 2019, Newport

It is a rare treat to view orcas—aka killer whales—off Oregon’s shores, but we do have them here.  The MidCoast Watersheds Council is providing an opportunity to learn more about them by hosting a talk by Colleen Weiler on “Orcas of the Oregon Coast” on Thursday,...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Clamming is a highly popular pastime on the north coast, so the July 9 lecture hosted by the Friends of Haystack Rock should find an eager audience.  Shellfish biologist Matt Hunter of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss Oregon's Razor Clam Resource;...

Dec
27

Winter Whale Watch Week

December 27, 2018 - December 31, 2018, Yachats

Grey whale in a kelp forest. | Photo courtesy of ACS

The Winter Whale Watch Week will take place from December 27-31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with volunteers stationed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 HWY-101, Yachats).

More information to come soon.

For any questions, contact Tara...

Dec
15

Presentation on Oregon's Orcas

December 15, 2018, Yachats

Orcas in Canada. | Photo by Rob Lott.

Whale conservationist Colleen Weiler will offer a presentation about the orcas found in Oregon's waters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  Her talk is part of the Cape...

Dec
13

US Ocean Policy Webinar

December 13, 2018

US Capitol building. | Photo courtesy of Architect from the Capitol.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-noon (Pacific Standard Time), the Ocean Conservancy will host a webinar to explore what November’s election and the incoming 116th Congress will mean for ocean policy. Attendees will also...

Dec
12

Zooplankton Lecture

December 12, 2018, Cannon Beach

Pseudocalanus female in a plankton sample. | Photo by Samantha Zeman.

Join the Friends of Haystack Rock as they host the Library Lecture Series held on the second Wednesday of each month, November to May at 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach). These...

Dec
8

Lecture on Plastic Pollution

December 8, 2018, Yachats

Microplastic researcher, Dorothy Horn, SCUBA diving in the Cook Islands. | Photo courtesy of Dorothy Horn.

Environmental scientist Dorothy Horn will speak about plastic pollution in the ocean on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles...