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South Slough offers a variety of programs for all ages to develop a better understanding of estuaries and coastal watersheds. Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. All cancellations must be received with 48 hours of the start of a program to receive a refund. 

Upcoming events and classes

Description

​Trace the geologic story of our home planet, beginning with its formation four and a half billion years ago and continuing with its evolution to the present. Interspersed with footage of earthquakes and volcanoes, this fi lm features a diverse group of leading geologists who reveal the latest thinking about how the Earth works, from the core to the crust and up to the atmosphere. Come enjoy the big screen, awesome sound system and popcorn. (FREE)


Limit
50
Cost
free
Time
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Registration
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Description

​Join us for a fun, informative, hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop. Fungi have an important role in our forest as decomposers, and we can mimic that role in our backyards and gardens. Using local hardwoods, you will make your own mushroom producing log that should produce well into the future. The workshop will cover the tools needed and instructions for how to successfully grow gourmet food and medicine. [Max – 25] ($20 / person / log)

Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us
All cancellations must be received 48 hrs. prior to the start of a program to receive a refund​​.

Limit
25
Cost
$20/person/Log
Time
1:00 - 3:00 pm
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Description

​Children ages 1 - 5 and their adult family members are invited to discover the Earth’s amazing ocean habitat and the animals that live there. Children will hear a story, play a game, make a craft and interact with some small ocean critters using a touch tank. [Min - 5 / Max – 15 children] ($2/toddler)


Limit
15 children
Cost
$2/child
Time
10 - 11 am
Registration
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Description

​Spend *3* winter Fridays immersed in science on the Oregon Coast with South Slough! The Reserve is offering a unique training designed for teachers of all grade levels, pre-service teachers and non-formal educators who work closely with schools and classroom teachers. We will meet January 26, February 23 and March 23, 2018. Some housing will be available. 


This 3-part training will enhance educators' abilities to:

  •         engage students in real, data-driven science
  •         use estuary systems as a place-based example of global issues and solutions
  •         ​apply three-dimensional teaching techniques in the field and classroom


 Participating Teachers will receive:

  •         $240 stipend
  •         field trip and resource supply funds
  •         sample lessons and curriculum resources
  •        ​ lunch and snacks 


South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve educators and scientists will use field sites and research in the South Slough and Coos Bay estuaries to provide connections to essential science practices taught at all grade levels. This workshop will highlight the Reserve's fish seining (netting) project, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's System Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP), and the application of NOAA education tools in the field and classroom.  


Please note that this is a 3-part workshop, and attendance all days is required to recieve the $240 stipend and field or classroom support funds. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions!   541-888-5558 x127 or jaime.c.belanger@state.or.us


Deadline to register is January 19!​

Limit
Cost
$35
Time
9am-3pm
Registration
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Description

​Join us at the South Slough Reserve for the second of a four-part series on printmaking. During this class you will make a series of tree ring prints and learn how to decipher interesting facts contained within the rings. 

To Register or call (541) 756 - 6320 [Max – 12] ($35 / person)

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Limit
12
Cost
$35/person
Time
1 - 4 pm
Registration
Description

Crows do not have the best of reputations. But their image is about to change. New research has shown they are mong the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other’s voices and 250 distinct calls. They can recognize individual humans and pick them out of a crowd up to two years later. Crow experts from around the world sing their praises, and present us with a captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before. Come enjoy the big screen, awesome sound system and popcorn. (FREE)​

Limit
50
Cost
Free
Time
1 - 2 pm
Registration
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Description

Come enjoy great views of the bay and one of the best birding spots ion Coos County.  Interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes provided.  Dress for weather.  Meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Middle School on 4th Ave. [Max-15 participants] ($2/birder) For questions call: 541-888-5558 ext. 126

Online payment is not available for classes less than $10. Please bring your $2 particpant fee with you to the program.  Thank you!​

Limit
15
Cost
$2/birder
Time
10 am - noon
Registration
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Description

Children 1 - 5 and their adult family members are invited to learn all about dinosaurs and fossils. Participants will gain an understanding of dinosaurs through story, art, and games. [Max – 15 children] ($2/toddler)

Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. Activity fees and donations cover
materials and are used by the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. in support of the Reserve.
The Interpretive Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us
All cancellations must be received 48 hrs. prior to the start of a program to receive a refund​

Limit
15 children
Cost
$2/child
Time
10 - 11 am
Registration
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Description

Join us for a hands-on mushroom log cultivation workshop using local hardwood. The workshop will cover the tools needed and instructions for how to successfully grow gourmet food and medicine. Fungi have an important role in our forest as decomposers, and we can mimic that role in our backyards and gardens. We will discuss this simple method and the various mushrooms you can grow and you will make your very own log to take home. [Max – 25] ($20 / person / log)

Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us
All cancellations must be received 48 hrs. prior to the start of a program to receive a refund​

Limit
25
Cost
$20/person/Log
Time
1 - 3 pm
Registration
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