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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

The ladybug has been deemed a fairy godmother for plants. In their lifetime of about one year, a ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids, that’s almost 14 garden pests a day! Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the decline in ladybug populations. Learn how to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By showing ladybugs and other insects some love, you can make an impact.  FREE but registration is required.​

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to receive a FULL refund.​​​​

Limit
25
Cost
free
Time
1 - 2 pm
Registration
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Description

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 evening air is filled 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 flashlight, as well as water and evening meal. Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Meet at the Distant Water Fleet Parking Lot in Charleston. Driver and Shuttle will be provided. $15 per boat/maximum 15 boats

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to receive a FULL refund.​​

Limit
15 boats
Cost
$15/boat
Time
6 pm - 9 pm
Registration
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Description
Bring your children, ages 1 to 5, to learn about science and nature through story, art and exploration. We will learn that people often use wildlife symbols to communicate real or imaginary traits they attribute to a given animal. Find out how the Bald Eagle became the American Symbol and help choose an animal symbol for our South Slough classroom! Registration required. ​ [Max-20] ($2/child)

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​​

Limit
20
Cost
$2/child
Time
10 am - 11 am
Registration
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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)

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to receive a FULL refund.​

Limit
20
Cost
$20/person
Time
9 am - 12:30 pm
Registration
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Description

Organics are becoming more and more popular, and rightly so! There are many reasons to love organics—pesticide-free, non-GMO, nutrient-dense, good4 the planet and… good4u! Join us for this inspiring class and Fall in Love with Organics!  FREE but registration is required.​

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to receive a FULL refund.​​​​

Limit
25
Cost
free
Time
1 - 2 pm
Registration
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Description

Bring your children, ages 1 to 5, to learn about science and nature through story, art and exploration. Children will learn about spiders and spider web types. We will also go on a short hike in search of real spider webs! Registration required. [Max - 20] ($2 / child)

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​

Limit
20 children
Cost
$2/child
Time
10 am - 11 am
Registration
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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)

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​​

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

Come experience the rich cultural and natural history of the South Slough on a trail that flows with the tide. 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, water and lunch. 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 [Max-12 boats] ($15/boat)

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 4:00 pm. Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to receive a FULL refund.​​​

Limit
12 boats
Cost
$15/boat
Time
10 am - 3 pm
Registration
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