Ocean Events

Apr
22

Earth Day Climate Fair

April 22, 2019, Newport

What better time to address the greatest threat to the Earth than on Earth day.  On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, an Earth Day Climate Fair is being held beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the McEntee Room of the Newport Public Library (35 N.W. Nye...

Apr
26

Seminar on Microbial Importance in an Ecosystem

April 26, 2019, Charleston

Join University of Rhode Island's Dr. Roxanne Beinart for her seminar titled, "Linking microbial symbiont activity to ecosystem processes" on April 26th at 4:00 pm in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd, Charleston). Admission is free and all are...

Apr
27

Oswald West Action Day

April 27, 2019, Arch Cape

Oswald West Action Day 2019

Join Surfrider Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a morning filled with community service to give back to our beautiful Oregon coast on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. They will be hosting a beach cleanup along with some restoration...

Apr
27

Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

April 27, 2019, Tillamook

The Tillamook County Master Recyclers are sponsoring a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 2nd St. Plaza in the city of Tillamook.  Everyone is welcome. 

A rally from noon to 1 p.m. will feature local dignitaries and musicians,...

Apr
29

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 29, 2019, Astoria

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew its clearance to conduct such...

Apr
30

Education and Cleanup Combo

April 30, 2019, Yachats

The stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.
The stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

A dual event is planned at Cape Perpetua for Thursday, May 30.  The first half, an educational talk on the land-sea connection, takes place at the stone shelter atop Cape Perpetua (officially the Cape Perpetua Day Use Area),...

Apr
30

Open House on Navy Training Plan

April 30, 2019, Newport

If you didn’t know, the U.S. Navy practices for war in the ocean off Oregon (and from northern California to Southeast Alaska).  The Navy’s “Northwest Training and Testing” plan is now up for review.  The Navy seeks to renew its clearance to conduct such...

May
3

Seminar on Marine Worms

May 3, 2019, Charleston

Join Dr. Neva Meyer, from Clark University, who will be giving a talk titled, "Neural fate specification in the annelid Capitella teleta and implications for nervous system evolution" on May 3rd at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd, Charleston)....

May
4

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 4, 2019, Newport

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-noon, in the meeting room of the Newport office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2127 S.E. Marine...

May
8

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

May 8, 2019, Port Orford

 

A training session for this year’s citizen science survey of Oregon’s Black Oystercatcher population will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at Oregon State University’s Port Orford Field Station (444 Jackson St.).  Those attending will...

May
10

Seminar on Larval Dispersal

May 10, 2019, Charleston

Join Dr. Heidi Fuchs, from Rutgers University, who will be giving a seminar titled, "Waves and turbulance as navigational signals for dispersing larvae" on May 10th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium (63466 Boat Basin Rd, Charleston). Admission is free...

May
17

Seminar on Mollusca

May 17, 2019, Charleston

Join Dr. Deirdre Lyons, from Scripps Institute of Oceanography (UC San Diego), who will be giving a seminar titled, "Morphogenesis and specification of the molluscan shell gland, and what it can tell us about the metazoan biominerals" on May 17th at 4:00p.m. in the OIMB...

May
18

Spring Pelican Survey

May 18, 2019

The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey is coming up Saturday, May 18.  (There will also be a fall survey on Sept. 14).  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer...

May
31

Intertidal Retrospective

May 31, 2019, Charleston

Veteran marine biologist Jeff Goddard will look back over his career in a talk at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) as part of the Spring Seminar Series.  Goddard will speak in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 31.  His topic:  “My...

Jun
7

Lecture on Dungeness Crabs

June 7, 2019, Charleston

Alan Shanks, a professor at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), will cap the Spring Seminar Series with the annual Public Lecture.  Speaking at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium, Shanks will address “Dungeness crabs—their biology,...
Sep
14

Fall Pelican Survey

September 14, 2019

 

The annual spring Pacific Brown Pelican Survey will be held Saturday, Sept. 14.  Veterans of the survey are asked to step up again; new volunteers are welcomed. 

Organized by the Audubon Society, these surveys offer volunteers a chance to contribute to...

Past Events

May
18

Oregon Ocean In Depth Talk

May 18, 2016, Seaside

Photo of Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.
Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.

Oregon’s nearshore ocean has some unique features, carried our way by the California Current that flows the length of our coast.  Marine ecologist Kirsten Grorud-Colvert will offer a wide-ranging talk about our neighboring sea in a presentation titled Into the Deep:...

May
11

South Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

May 11, 2016, Port Orford

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...

May
6

North Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

May 6, 2016, Cannon Beach

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...

Apr
30

Central Coast Training for Oystercatcher Survey

April 30, 2016, Yachats

Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.
Black Oystercatcher with chick. Photo by Heather Roskelley.

This event is one of three available training sessions for volunteers interested in helping with a scientific study of Black Oystercatchers, which will run from May through August. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Portland.  See news...

Apr
1

Coral Reef Talk in Charleston

April 1, 2016, Charleston

Photo of Dr. Isabelle Cote.
Dr. Isabelle Cote.

The late Bayard McConnaughey was an Oregon Shores board member for three decades, from the 1970s to the early part of this century.  Among many other ways in which he contributed, he is the person who first pushed Oregon Shores into advocating for the creation of marine...