Ocean Events

Feb
23

Rocky Shores Strategy Discussion

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...

Feb
24

Microplastics Beach Clean Up

February 24, 2019, Otter Rock

Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.
Newport Surfrider Chapter cleaning microplastics at Otter Rock.

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is in need of volunteers to clean up the beach at Otter Rock. Join them at the Otter Rock Parking Lot Sunday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Park near the bathrooms. There's more plastic and...

Mar
2

Lecture on Bull Kelp

March 2, 2019, Yachats

Bull kelp on the Oregon coast.
Bull kelp on the Oregon coast. | Photo by Charlie Plybon

Ever noticed long strands of bull kelp washed up on the beach? Where does it all come from? Where and how big are Oregon’s bull kelp forests? And how are they changing over time? One of the few people studying kelp in Oregon is Sara...

Mar
7

Wave Energy Presentation

March 7, 2019, Nye Beach

Burke_Hales
Burke Hales, from Oregon State University. | Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watershed Council.

Join the Midcoast Watersheds Council for an evening presentation about wave energy prospects off the coast of Oregon on Thursday, March 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 205 on the upper floor of the...

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

Spring Whale Watch Week

March 23, 2019 - March 31, 2019, Yachats

Grey whale breaching. | Photo by Joe Morris

It is time to celebrate Spring Whale Watch Week on the Oregon coast from March 23 - March 31 at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats), and at many other locations along the coast. Volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated...

Mar
23

SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanups

March 23, 2019

Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers on March 23 as they clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast! Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. This is a...

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 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

Dolphin Film

September 29, 2018, Portland

Dolphin. | Photo courtesy of Portland EcoFilm Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing films about nature, the environment, outdoor pursuits and eco-conscious living.  It includes a four-day festival each fall, a...

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...