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South Slough offers a variety of programs for all ages to develop a better understanding of estuaries and coastal watersheds. 

Upcoming events and classes

Description

​Have you ever examined the intrinsic artistry found in seaweed? In this seaweed pressing workshop, a brief lecture on the taxonomy, ecology and history of marine algae will be followed by preparing and pressing your very own work of art. You will be contacted when your prepared presses are dried and ready for the home, a process that takes about one to two weeks. Finished pieces will be suitable for framing.  Meet at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology Parking Lot 63466 Boat Basin Rd., Charleston, OR 97420 Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126 [Max - 20 participants] ($20 fee includes all materials)​

Limit
20
Cost
$20
Time
9am- 12 pm
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​Come experience the South Slough as the sun slips behind the horizon and the full moon climbs into the evening sky. Awaken the senses as light and shadows play on the water and the air is fi lled with a chorus of creatures settling down at twilight. During the five mile paddle, experienced guides will show you areas of the Reserve rarely seen by visitors. Bring your own kayak or canoe, paddles, PFDs, headlamp or waterproof fl ashlight, as well as water and evening meal. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Driver and shuttle will be provided. Meet at the Distant Water Fleet Parking Lot in Charleston, OR [Min-3 boats/Max-14]($20/boat) Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126


Limit
14 boats
Cost
$20
Time
3-8 pm
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Description

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

Limit
15
Cost
$2
Time
10-12
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Description

​Discover the world of mushrooms with local expert John Schaefer. Learn how to identify at least 15 local mushroom species and techniques for mushroom hunting. This workshop takes place indoors and along trails, so please dress for the weather and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Please bring a basket and knife for collecting. [Max-20 participants] ($20/person) Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126


Limit
20
Cost
$20
Time
9am-12:30 pm
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Beginners to intermediate. Learn to paint a landscape using watercolors in a unique manner on a surface textured with imprints of local plants & collage. Each person’s board will have the surface already prepared and ready to watercolor (process will be explained). A few primary colors of watercolor paint will be provided as well as palettes, sponges, paper, pencils, towels, white gouache, rinse tubs. Please bring a reference photo of a landscape (or just use your imagination), your own round watercolor brush, size 10, if possible. A watercolor wash brush would be helpful but not necessary. Must register by October 6th [Min. 5/Max. 10] ($40)Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126


Limit
10
Cost
$40
Time
10 am- 2pm
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​Children will learn about bats, where they live and how they hunt.  Children will understand bats are not animals to be afraid of and how they are beneficial. They will hear a story, observe bat artifacts and make a craft. 1-5 year olds and an adult parent or guardian will explore bats and their habitat at South Slough. Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126​

Limit
15
Cost
$1
Time
10-11 am
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Description

​Herbalist Cathryn Olds will help you discover the world of natural remedies, how to use them and how to put together a fi rst aid kit made from nature. A major emphasis of the program will be addressing individual family needs. This will be the fi rst in a series of classes focusing on the benefi cial, healing powers of herbs. Meet at South Slough’s Interpretive Center. [Max – 30] ($15/person) Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126

Limit
30
Cost
$15
Time
1-3 pm
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​Discover the taste, benefits, and joy of ancient food preservation in this fermentation workshop. Broaden your fermentation practice, or take your first step toward becoming part of the fermentation revival. After a brief presentation, participants will craft their own sauerkraut and pickles to take home and enjoy. Vegetables, spices and fermentation vessels provided. [Max – 25] ($20 per person) Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126

Limit
25
Cost
$20
Time
9-11 am
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We hope to be able to offer a repeat of this class in the next couple months.  Thank you for your patience.

​If you are eager to put to good use the sea glass you have emptied from your pockets from countless walks on the beach, then this workshop is for you! Come join local artist Joni Bour to learn several freeform wire-wrapping techniques to make funky, cool and unique, one-of-a-kind pendants that you can wear, or incorporate into larger projects like sun catchers. Tap into your inner artist and create something beautiful out of something once thought worthless. All materials included but you are encouraged to bring treasurers from home to use in the  workshop. [Max – 25] ($15 per person) Questions? Call Eric Dean: 541-888-5558 ext. 126​

Limit
25
Cost
Time
1-3 pm
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