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  • Meet Megan Joyce
    Welcome to Megan Joyce, our new AmeriCorps member serving at South Slough!

    Megan will be conducting an afterschool education program Estuary Explorers that will focus on habitats and estuary exploration. She is excited to learn more about the Oregon Coast and the animals that live in the productive estuarine ecosystem of South Slough and Coos Bay.  
    Megan completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and a year later started working as an education Specialist at Rookery Bay Reserve in Naples, Florida. She is happy to continue her work within the National Estuarine Research Reserve system (NERRS), networking with individuals who work to protect and educate about our nation’s beautiful estuaries. 

    Megan will be attending the University of Florida Veterinary School this Fall in hopes of pursuing a wildlife/aquatic veterinary career.


  • Creature Feature ! Macro to Micro
    Have you ever missed an opportunity to learn about some of the cool creatures that inhabit South Slough because you couldn’t make it to the program? Visit the Creature Feature program by clicking on this link: CREATURE FEATURE!  We will be exploring some of the life from upland forests and the waters of the estuary. As a part of the program, we will share how scientists studying the estuary use some special sampling equipment to attract larval crabs so that we can better understand how abundant they are.
South Slough Reserve Activities Summer Science Camp

Trail & Treat Run

Register now!

Join us for the 2015 South Slough Trail-n-Treat Run 
Saturday, October 17th at 10:30 am.
 
Bonus 10 Minute Trail kids(12 and under) run, 10:00 am. *Optional-Dress as your favorite estuary animal.
 
The 5k run/walk course is on Reserve property along technical trails, boardwalks, and hills with a 300 foot change in elevation.  Run where the river meets the sea, along vast tidal flats, extensive marshes and meandering channels. Volunteers will be stationed along the trails and courses will be clearly marked to make your experience more enjoyable. Restrooms and water are available at the start/finish area. Please leave pets at home.
Entry Fee: Kids run: free; 5k mile run/walk: $15.00 ($12.00 for SCRC members and students ages 13-17)
Shirts: An adult race t-shirt shirt will be available for an additional $15.00, a children’s for $12.00. T-shirt order must be received by October 6th in order to ensure availability.  Additional shirts will be available on race day but limited to stock on hand.
Proceeds from the event go to the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc., a non-profit organization in support of the Reserve's education fund for internship stipends.
To Register: Register Here (The password is Clancy.)

Interpretive Center

 

Visit the South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center

 

Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 4:30 pm.

Closed on State holidays.


Trails are open from dawn to dusk everyday.


The Interpretive Center will be closed on Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4, 2015.

 

 
 

 

 
 

 
  Nina Rudd

 
Summer is coming and so are South Slough Summer Science Camps!
Camps offer hands-on activities in the estuary with a focus on natural history and outdoor exploration. Campers bring their own lunch, but a snack is provided during the day.  All camps run from 9 am to 3 pm, except for Zoea which runs from 9 am to 1 pm.  Camps are designed to fit the abilities and interests of campers according to the grade they will be entering in the Fall of 2015.
Registration will begin online on April 1, 2015
 
July 7 to 10 Megalops Camp FULL (grades 2 & 3)
July 14 to 17 Megalops Camp (grades 2 & 3)
July 28 to 31 Canoe Camp FULL (grade 6 & above)

  

 What's Happening

Farmers Market

Visit our South Slough Education Booth at the downtown Coos Bay Farmer’s Market the following Wednesdays:
 
July 8: Plants, Trees & Fire!
July 22: Eelgrass Home
Aug. 5: All About Birds!
Aug. 19: Estuary Edibles
Sept. 2: Salmon Life Cycle
Sept. 16: Carnivore Stars
 

4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July at Mingus Park and the Coos Bay Boardwalk from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015. 
 
South Slough NERR
encompasses a mixture of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, and forested uplands.  The Reserve supports and coordinates research, education, and stewardship programs which serve to enhance a scientific and public understanding of estuaries and contribute to improved estuarine management.  South Slough Reserve is part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), a network of 28 reserves dedicated to research, education and stewardship.                                                         
 
 
 
 White Egrets on the South Slough - John Bragg