Ocean Events

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
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
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
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...

Jan
9

Razor Clam Lecture

January 9, 2019, Cannon Beach

Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW
Small razor clams. | Photo courtesy of ODFW

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...

Feb
13

Common Murre Lecture

February 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

 Common Murres perching on the side of a rock.
Common Murres perching. | Photo by Heather Roskelley.

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...

Mar
13

Oregon's Black Oystercatchers Lecture

March 13, 2019, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher. | Photo by Tim Melling

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...

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
10

Puffin Lecture

April 10, 2019, Cannon Beach

Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow
Tufted Puffin. | Photo by Jacob Spendelow

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...

Past Events

Oct
13

Whale Photo ID Presentation

October 13, 2018, Newport

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

The American Cetacean Society's Oregon Chapter is hosting an Oregon Speaker Series presentation taking place at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye St, Newport) on Saturday Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a free event, and it is...

Oct
12

Seminar on Global Ocean Change

October 12, 2018, Charleston

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

Dr. Kristy Kroeker, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be speak in Charleston on "Sea Change: Incorporating species interactions into forecasts of emergent...

Oct
11

Nature Matters: Fish Tales

October 11, 2018, Astoria

Oregon clams. | Photo by Oregons Adventure Coast

Nature Matters, an ongoing conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month from October through May at the Fort George Brewery. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National...

Oct
11

Marine Reserves Underwater Tour Presentation

October 11, 2018, Manzanita

Go on a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine sites to explore the work being done at the Cape Falcon site by ODFW and their many collaborators at the next Lower Nehalem Watershed Council speaker event on October 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at the Pine Grove Community House...

Oct
6

Oswald West Action Day

October 6, 2018, Arch Cape

Join the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a beach cleanup along with some restoration projects at Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape) on Saturday October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

They plan to spend 2 hours on beach...

Oct
5

Seminar on Plankton

October 5, 2018, Charleston

Matt Johnson's Lab. | Photo courtesy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Matt Johnson, from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will be giving a seminar titled, "Mesodinium rubrum: a model system for understanding mixotrophy and emergent plastid acquisitions in protists" on Friday...

Oct
4

Lecture on Ocean Conditions

October 4, 2018, Newport

 Salmon biologist Laurie Weitkamp.
Salmon biologist Laurie Weitkamp.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites that public to a talk on “The Blob, El Nino, and the Biological Response across the Northeast Pacific.”  The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.) in...

Oct
4

Local Seafood Webinar

October 4, 2018

Photo courtesy of EcoTrust

Join a panel of experts including distributors, fish harvesters and advocates to discuss the supply chain issues spotlighted in the news stories of seafood supplier Sea To Table on October 4th, at 12 p.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by EcoTrust, One Fish...

Sep
30

World Rivers Day

September 30, 2018, Portland

Salmon in Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Zoo

Those who reside in the Metro area or will be visiting can join in celebrating World Rivers Day at the Oregon Zoo (4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland) on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11a.m.-3 p.m. 

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways...

Sep
29

Dolphin Film

September 29, 2018, Portland

Dolphin. | Photo courtesy of Portland EcoFilm Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing films about nature, the environment, outdoor pursuits and eco-conscious living.  It includes a four-day festival each fall, a...