Ocean Events

Dec
5

Surrogate Whale Watch Presentation

December 5, 2020

Gray whales at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Era Horton.

In normal winters, we would be fast approaching Whale Watch Week, and State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here program would be gearing up.  But it is 2020, we’re back to a coronavirus “freeze,” and there will be no public whale-oriented...

Dec
17

Webinar on Sea Otters and Kelp

December 17, 2020

Sea otter ready for his close-up.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Learn about the Elakha Alliance, an organization working to explore the possibility of restoring sea otters to Oregon’s coastal ecosystem, through an introductory webinar, “The Plight of Oregon’s Kelp Ecosystem, Sea Otters, and Our...

Past Events

Mar
3

South Slough Birding

March 3, 2018, Charleston

South Slough Reserve.

Join a South Slough Reserve interpreter and venture into the Reserve in search of winged wildlife. $1 per birder. These birding walks are usually held the first Saturday of each month.

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough Reserve) is a...

Mar
1

Science Talk ‘18

March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018, Portland

Science Talk - Portland. | Courtesy of Science Talk

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...

Feb
14

Whale Ecology Lecture

February 14, 2018, Cannon Beach

Gray whale.
Gray whale breaching. | Photo by Merrill Gosho (NOAA)

Marine ecologist Leigh Torres is the February speaker for the "World of Haystack Rock" series, offered on the second Wednesday of each month from November through April by the Friends of Haystack Rock.  Each presentation takes place at 7...

Feb
14

Seafood Discussion

February 14, 2018, Newport

 Researchers celebrate seafood found in marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Researchers celebrate seafood found in marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of its OSU150 celebration, Oregon State University’s extension program is offering an opportunity to eat local seafood, learning about sustainable seafood, and discuss including seafood in a healthy...

Feb
13

Offshore Drilling Presentation

February 13, 2018, Portland

Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation


Livelihoods in coastal communities across the country rely on America’s coastal waters. The Trump administration’s push to open our coastlines to offshore leasing would threaten recreation, the livelihoods of those in the fishing and tourism industries, and...

Feb
12

Marine Debris Event

February 12, 2018, Portland

Marine debris collected on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Paul Lask.
Marine debris collected on Bayocean Spit.\Photo by Paul Lask.

The “Keep It in the Ground” lecture series offers a special event, “Plastic Island:  An Evening with Captain Charles Moore,” on Monday, Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of Central Lutheran Church (1820 N.E. 21st Ave.)...

Feb
12

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 12, 2018, Portland

Photo of waves at Yachats by Rena Martin.
Waves at Yachats. | Photo by Rena Martin

Join the conversation about dynamic ocean management. This event will focus on discussion the opportunites, challenges, and solutions pertaining to supporting sustainable use of the ocean. Food, drinks, networking, and community engagement will occur....