Ocean Events

Feb
23

Rocky Shores Strategy Discussion

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...

Feb
24

Microplastics Beach Clean Up

February 24, 2019, Otter Rock

Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.
Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is in need of volunteers to clean up the beach at Otter Rock. Join them at the Otter Rock Parking Lot Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Park near the bathrooms. There's more plastic and...

Mar
2

Lecture on Bull Kelp

March 2, 2019, Yachats

Bull kelp on the Oregon coast.
Bull kelp on the Oregon coast. | Photo by Charlie Plybon

Ever noticed long strands of bull kelp washed up on the beach? Where does it all come from? Where and how big are Oregon’s bull kelp forests? And how are they changing over time? One of the few people studying kelp in Oregon is Sara...

Mar
7

Wave Energy Presentation

March 7, 2019, Nye Beach

Burke_Hales
Burke Hales, from Oregon State University. | Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watershed Council.

Join the Midcoast Watersheds Council for an evening presentation about wave energy prospects off the coast of Oregon on Thursday, March 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 on the upper floor of the...

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....

Mar
23

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 23, 2019 - March 31, 2019, Yachats

Grey whale breaching. | Photo by Joe Morris

It is time to celebrate Spring Whale Watch Week on the Oregon coast from March 23 - March 31 at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats), and at many other locations along the coast. Volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated...

Mar
23

SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanups

March 23, 2019

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 23 as they 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...

Mar
23

Lecture on Gray Whales

March 23, 2019, Yachats

Michael Noack, a retired Chief Park Ranger and Naturalist, will present Experiencing Gray Whales. Noack has been educating agency staff and the public about the natural world, especially gray whales, for many years. After the program, he will be available to discuss whale watch techniques...

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

Nov
14

Virtual Marine Reserves Tour

November 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

The Marine Reserves Program leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cristen Don, will lead a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine reserves, with special emphasis on nearby Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7-8:30...

Nov
8

Aquarium Science Tour and Climate Lecture

November 8, 2018, Newport

Courtesy of Oregon Coast Community College

The Oregon Coast Community College invites the public to learn about their Aquarium Science Program on Nov. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oregon Coast Community College (400 SE College Way, Newport). Guests are invited to tour the facility, and hear a...

Nov
6

Cape Falcon Reserve Planning Workshop

November 6, 2018, Seaside

Cape Falcon's tip.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Cape Falcon's tip.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is launching a site management planning process for the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.  The public has been invited to a series of three workshops, during which the...

Nov
3

Marbled Murrelet Lecture

November 3, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.

Kim Nelson, an expert on seabirds, will speak on Oregon’s Marbled Murrelet population, and efforts to assure the bird’s survival, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101,...

Nov
2

Seminar on Marine Predators

November 2, 2018, Charleston

Elephant seal pup. | Photo by Chantal Jacques
Elephant seal pup. | Photo by Chantal Jacques

Dr. Sara Maxwell, from the University of Washington Bothell, will be giving a talk titled, "Movement and management of marine predators" on Friday (Nov 2) at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston). Admission...

Oct
30

Virtual Marine Reserves Tour

October 30, 2018, Tillamook

Rockfish on an underwater reef protected in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Rockfish on an underwater reef protected in a marine reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Marine Reserves Program leader for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Cristen Don, will lead a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine reserves, with special emphasis on nearby Cape...

Oct
27

South Slough Kayak Tour

October 27, 2018, Charleston

Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR
Kayakers enjoy an outing near Dalton Marsh in Oregon's South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve. | Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

The South Slough National Estuarine Reserve Reserve outreach program invites the public to join in a Kayaking The Estuary tour Saturday, Oct. 27,...

Oct
27

State of the Coast Conference

October 27, 2018, Coos Bay

The annual State of the Coast Conference, which brings together scientists, conservationists, representatives of coastal industries, and interested citizens to learn the latest about coastal and marine research and concerns, is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Southwestern Oregon...

Oct
26

Talk on Coral and Climate Change

October 26, 2018, Charleston

Great Barrier Reef. | Photo by Chanel Hason

Dr. Mikhail Matz, from the University of Texas at Austin, will be giving a talk titled, "Epigenetics, schmepigenetics: What DNA methylation actually does when conditions change" on Friday, Oct 26, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse...