Ocean Events

Jan
25

Review of Rocky Shore Policy

January 25, 2019, Salem

 Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Rocky shores and sea stars.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting Jan. 24-25 in Salem, in the Basement Hearing Room of the Agriculture Building (635 Capitol St., N.E.) in Salem.  The subjects under consideration on the first day don’t...

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

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
9

Blue Planet Screening: The Deep

February 9, 2019, Charleston

Courtesy of the BBC

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts a special screening of the second segment, "The Deep," of the acclaimed BBC nature documentary "Blue Planet II" on Feb. 9, from 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. at the South Slough Interpretive Center (four miles south of...

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
2

Lecture on Bull Kelp in Oregon

March 2, 2019, Yachats

Ever noticed long strands of bull kelp washed up on beach? Where does it all come from? Where and how big are Oregon’s bull kelp forests? And how are they changing over time? In this presentation, we’ll discuss the distribution of bull kelp forests in Oregon, how scientists use satellites...

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

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...

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

Oct
20

Public Hearings on Changes to Beach Water Quality Monitoring

October 20, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Photo of water quality warning sign.
The Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) is beginning a formal process to adopt a new “beach action value” (BAV) that would be used beginning in the 2017 monitoring season.  The BAV is used to determine when public health advisories should be issued for beaches.  Up till now, the threshold...
Oct
1

Ocean Conditions on Tap for Science Pub

October 1, 2015, Toledo

Photo of Laurie Weltkamp.
Changing conditions in Oregon’s nearshore ocean, and their potential impact on marine ecosystems and salmon populations, will be the topic of a “Science Pub” event on Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. at the Twisted Snout brewery in Toledo (318 S. Main St.).

The free event is co-sponsored by...

Sep
19

A Robust(us) Discussion in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

 

Photo of Jim Sumich.
Gray whale expert Jim Sumich will speak to the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17.  The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport.

Sumich will...

Sep
19

Marine Reserves Partnership Offers Photography Classes

September 19, 2015, Cape Falcon

Jason Waicunas.
 By way of encouraging Oregonians to put marine reserves in their viewfinders, the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership has been offering a series of photography classes this summer, led by professional photographer Jason Waicunas of Outdoor Viewfinder. One more opportunity remains, coming up...
Sep
19

Guided Bird Walk in Newport

September 19, 2015, Newport

Photo of Pelicans.
The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a free guided bird walk on Saturday, Sept. 19.  Laimons Osis will lead a field trip to one of the most bird-rich areas in Newport.  The expedition will start with a walk along the Estuary Trail at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center to look...
Sep
4

Cape Perpetua Volunteer Appreciation Event Planned

September 4, 2015, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua. Photo by Alex Derr.
Our friends and allies with Surfrider and the Audubon Society have set up a special event to thank the many volunteers who have become engaged with citizen science and interpretation for the public in the area of the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. Future volunteers are welcome, too! 

The Cape...