Ocean Events


OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public comment...


Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events


Cape Arago Trails Hike

March 3, 2018, Charleston

Cape Arago. | Courtesy from South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a beautiful hike on March 3rd. Take a 2.5 mile one way trip from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail toward Simpson Reef ( they will stop there briefly to check out the local wildlife) then along the...


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...


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...


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...


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...