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

Sep
29

Beach Cleanups

September 29, 2018, Lincoln County

Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

 The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and SOLVE are calling for volunteers on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to clean up litter from local beaches. Newport Surfrider will be handing out cleanup supplies and collecting debris at five locations in...

Sep
29

35th Annual Beach & River Cleanups

September 29, 2018

Courtesy of SOLVE

Celebrate and care for your community by volunteering from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, for the SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup. SOLVE invites all Oregonians to help remove invasive plants and clean up hundreds of miles of beaches, rivers, and city streets before fall...

Sep
24

Harvest Moon Paddle Trip

September 24, 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 Research Reserve's outreach program invites the public to join them for a Harvest Moon Evening Paddle Trip on...

Sep
22

Whale Science Review

September 22, 2018, Newport

Whale flukes. | Photo courtesy of American Cetacean Society
Whale flukes. | Photo courtesy of American Cetacean Society

Join the American Cetacean Society (ACS) for their Oregon Chapter Meeting Speaker Series on Saturday September 22nd from 10am-12pm at the Newport Public Library (35 NW Nye St, Newport). This is a free event and open to the public....

Sep
22

Birding at Brian Booth State Park

September 22, 2018, Seal Rock

Ona Beach State Park. | Photo by Darek Farmer
Ona Beach State Park. | Photo by Darek Farmer

The Yaquina Birders and Naturalists invite you to join them on a Guided Naturalist Walk at Brian Booth State Park (Parking Lot, US Hwy 101, Seal Rock) on Saturday September 22, from 8a.m.-10a.m.

Shorebirds, waterbirds and songbirds, this...

Sep
20

Tufted Puffin Presentation

September 20, 2018, Newport

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

Join the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists for a presentation about Tufted Puffins--the status of the species and the research that is being conducted on the Oregon coast. This event, free and open to the public, is taking place on Thursday, Sept. 20, at...

Sep
18

Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018, Portland

Courtesy of the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference

The Ocean Renewable Energy Conference (OREC) helps bring marine energ's challenges and opportunities into focus. The conference takes place Tuesday Sept 18- Wednesday Sept 19 at the Leftbank Annex (101 N Widler, Portlnad). This year’s...

Sep
16

Albatross Film Screening

September 16, 2018, Coos Bay

Albatross. | Photo by Chris Jordan

A free screening of Chris Jordan’s documentary "Albatross," billed as "a powerfully moving love story about birds," will be held at Coos Bay's Egyptian Theatre (229 S. Broadway) at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The showing is hosted by Shoreline Education for...

Sep
16

Presentation on Antarctica

September 16, 2018, Yachats

Poster courtesy of the Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Yachats Academy of Arts and Sciences is hosting a presentation focusing on Antarctica on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Yachats Commons (4th St. & Hwy. 101, Yachats). The event is open to the public; they are asking for a...

Sep
15

Kayak Netarts Bay: Sand Dollar Beds

September 15, 2018, Netarts

Photo Courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS for a fun kayaking adventure in Netarts Bay on Saturday September 15, from 11:30a.m.-4:30p.m. This is a first come first served event...