CoastWatch Events

Events of interest to CoastWatchers, sponsored by various organizations. Events that are sponsored or featured by Oregon Shores are highlighted.

CoastWatch intertidal field trip.  Photo by Alex Derr.
CoastWatch intertidal field trip. Photo by Alex Derr.
Nov
17

Land-Sea Symposium

November 17, 2022, Yachats

North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr
North boundary of Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. /Photo courtesy of Oregon Marine Reserves Flickr

The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will be resuming as an in-person event for its 10th annual celebration this year. The event will take place at the Yachats Commons (441 U.S. 101, Yachats) on...

Past Events

Dec
14

Beach Bill Anniversary Talk

December 14, 2016, Cannon Beach

Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy.
Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of North Coast Land Conservancy.

The 50th anniversary of Oregon’s pioneering Beach Bill is coming up next year.  The Friends of Haystack Rock are getting a jump on the celebration with their December speaker in their “Library Lecture Series.” Leading coastal...

Dec
10

Coastal Tectonics Lecture

December 10, 2016, Yachats

Photo of Bob Lillie.
Bob Lillie.

The geologic forces that sculpt the beautiful Oregon coast also pose threats.  Bob Lillie, an Oregon State University emeritus professor of geosciences, will discuss the connection between hazards, such as earthquakes and tsunami, and iconic coastal scenery in his talk, “Beauty...

Nov
17

Seabird Lecture in Newport

November 17, 2016, Newport

Photo of CJ McCarty with a murre.
CJ McCarty is im-murred in her work.

These days we have curators for everything from art to wine to cheese, so it should come as no surprise that the Oregon Coast Aquarium has a Curator of Birds.  The person holding that position for the past 10 years, CJ McCarty, will speak during the next...

Oct
29

State of the Coast Conference

October 29, 2016, Gleneden Beach

Michael Bendixen at work.
Michael Bendixen at work.

The annual review of coastal science and policy, the State of the Coast Conference, is coming to the Salishan resort in Gleneden Beach on Saturday, October 29.  Sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, the all-day conference brings together scientists, conservationists,...

Oct
15

Help to Fill the Bill for Biannual Pelican Count

October 15, 2016

Brown Pelican. Photo by Michael Sims.
Brown Pelican. Photo by Michael Sims.

Volunteers are needed for a one-day citizen science project, surveying West Coast populations of the Brown Pelican.  The survey takes place on October 15 during the four hours prior to “civil twilight.”  Civil twilight begins at sunset or when the...

Oct
14

Coastal Learning Symposium

October 14, 2016, Newport

Lower Yaquina Bay, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to the right. Photo by Alex Derr.
Lower Yaquina Bay, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to the right. Photo by Alex Derr.

Educators of all types (including informal educators like CoastWatchers) will gather in Newport Oct. 14 for the annual Coastal Learning Symposium.  Students are welcome, too.  And CoastWatch Volunteer...