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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

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​Explore the shores of Charleston in search of winged wildlife.  Interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes provided.  Meet at teh Charleston Visitor's Center. [Max-15 participants] Free​ 

Limit
15
Cost
free
Time
10-11:30 am
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​This art show features the work of local photographer and environmental educator Alexa Carleton.  From a young age, Alexa has been drawn to insects and other small critters that most people overlook.  The goal of her photography is to share an appreciation an understanding of these small things, since they are often what matter most.  Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the South Slough Reserve, Inc. Show will run through the end of February​. Questions?  Call Deborah: 541.888.5558 x158

Limit
30
Cost
free
Time
1-3 pm
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​Bring your child, ages 1 to 5 years-old to learn how they think and feel about animals. We will combione movement, art, music and math to better understand our first impressions of various animals and ways to promote pleasant expereinces engaging the natural world. [Max-20] ($2 /child at the door)​ 

Limit
20
Cost
$2
Time
10-11 am
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Description

​Come watch the most critically aclaimed nature documetnary ever made. Blue Planet II uses cutting-edge breakthroughs in science and technology to reveal astonishing new creatures and extraordinary animal behaviors. "Visually breath-taking, humbling, majestic television at the top of its game” USA today. In the first episode, new worlds and animal behaviors are uncovered on a journey from the equator to the poles. We’ll provide the big screen, awesome sound system and fresh popcorn (FREE) Contact Reserve Education Specialist Eric Dean at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

Limit
30
Cost
free
Time
1-215pm
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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]FREE Questions? Contact Reserve Education Specialist Eric Dean at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​

Limit
15
Cost
free
Time
10 am to 12 pm
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Description

​Bring your child, ages 1-5 years old to gather & investigate information about weather and rain. We will use a variety of materials and activities to make art creations and develop large muscle coordination. [Max-20] ($2/child) Reserve your place online for free. Please bring the $2/person fee to pay at the door. Questions? contact Reserve Education Specialist Eric Dean at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​

Limit
20
Cost
$2
Time
10-11 am
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Description

​Come watch the most critically aclaimed nature documetnary ever made. “Visually breath-taking, humbling, majestic television at the top of its game” USA today. In the second episode, go on a groundbreaking journey to the deepest parts of the ocean. We’ll provide the big screen, awesome sound system and fresh popcorn (FREE) Questions? contact Reserve Education Specialist Eric Dean at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​

Limit
30
Cost
free
Time
1-215pm
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Description

​Discover the taste, benefi ts, and joy of ancient food preservation in this fermentation workshop. Broaden your fermentation practice, or take your fi rst 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? contact Reserve Education Specialist Eric Dean at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us​

Limit
25
Cost
$20
Time
9-11 am
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Description

Wade into climate science on the Oregon Coast with South Slough! The Reserve offers hands-on, interactive trainings for classroom teachers, pre-service teachers and non-formal educators who work closely with schools.

This unique winter workshop will meet from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Feburay 15 & 16th, and 9 AM - 3:00 PM on February 17th, 2019. (Overnight housing is available.)

We will use the phenomenon of ocean acidificaiton to explore causes and effects of changing atmosphere on estuaries and oceans.

Participating educators will receive:

  • $150 stipend
  • NGSS structured activities that demonstrate climate-related phenomena
  • strategies for teaching about climate change
  • lunch & snacks each day
  • field trip and classroom support
  • 20 hours of professional development

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve educators, scientists and partners will use field sites and research in the South Slough and Coos Bay estuaries to provide content for essential science practices and make cross-curricular connections. This workshop will use research from the Reserve to review climate science, and examine an unexpected data story observed by Reserve scientists.

Please contact us with questions! 541-888-5558 x127 or jaime.c.belanger@state.or.us

Deadline to register is January 25, 2018

*Attendance is required all days to recieve the stipend and field support.​

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​The South Slough Reserve is teaming up with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in a family-friendly workshop that will show participants everything they need to know to go digging of a variety of clams in our coastal mudfl ats. Knowledgeable instructors will teach how to spot clams, proper digging techniques and how to prepare and cook clams. Pre-registration is required, and everyone age 12 and older will need to purchase a shellfi sh license online, at a sales agent (Walmart, etc) or ODFW offi ce in advance of the class. Meet in the gravel parking lot across from the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston, OR. [Max. – 20] FREE Questions? contact Reserve Education Specialist Eric Dean at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us ​

Limit
20
Cost
free
Time
2-4 pm
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