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Community Class Registration

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

Bring your wee ones, ages 1 to 5, to learn how earthworms eat, move and what role they play in our ecosystem. We will observe live earthworms, mold model earthworms with clay, sing some worm songs, hear some worm stories, and even do a worm dance! Registration required. [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
Registration
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Description

​Question? contact Reserve Education Specialist, Eric Dean, at 541.888.5558 ext. 126 or eric.s.dean@dsl.state.or.us

Come to the Charleston Marine Life Center before it opens to the public and participate in a morning of activities about the mighty oyster. Ideal for ages 6 to 10, but fun for the whole family. Through a guided dissection, learn about how the oyster is one of the planet’s best natural water filters. Create your own pop-up scene about how these important oysters support all kinds of life in our coastal ecosystems, and learn about ongoing research the South Slough is doing on our native oyster, the Olympia Oyster. After the workshop feel free to explore the entirety of the CMLC during its regular hours with no additional fee. Registration required. [Max - 20] ($6/person)

Reserve your place online for free. Please bring $6/person fee to pay at the door.

Programs may be canceled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. 

Limit
20
Cost
$6/person
Time
9:30 - 11:00 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]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
Registration
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Description

Bring your little ones, ages 1 to 5, to discover how a tree is a home for many different animals. We will go on a tree walk, read some tree tales, build a nest and play some squirrel tag.

​Registration required. [Max-20] ($2/child)​ [Max-20] ($2 /child at the door)​​

Limit
20
Cost
$2
Time
10-11 am
Registration
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Description

​Come watch the most critically aclaimed nature documentary ever made. “Visually breath-taking, humbling, majestic television at the top of its game” USA today. In the fourth episode - Big Blue - explore the amazing creatures that live in the vast open 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
1-2:15pm
Registration
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Description

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

This is a 3-day summer workshop that will meet 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM June 19 & 20th, and 9 AM - 3:00 PM on June 21st, 2019. (Overnight housing is available upon request.)

South Slough educators will use the phenomenon of sea level rise to explore causes and effects of changing atmosphere on our estuaries and oceans.

Participating educators will receive:

  • $150 stipend
  • NGSS structured activities that demonstrate how scientists study climate change
  • 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 investigate aspects of climate science, as well as collect and analyze data with Reserve scientists.

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

Deadline to register is May 25, 2019

*Attendance is required all days.​​

Limit
11
Cost
$35
Time
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM June 19 & 20th, and 9 AM - 3:00 PM on June 21st, 2019
Registration
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