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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


Come enjoy great views of the bay and one of the best birding spots in Coos County.  Interpreter and binoculars provided.  Dress for the weather.  Meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Middle School on 4th Ave.  [Max. – 6 participants]  FREE

Reservations are required for this program!  A week or so prior to the event you will receive an email containing further information about our new safety guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  Your health and wellbeing are our top priority!  Among other things you will need to wear a mask when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained and temperature check, using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer, will be performed at the beginning of the program.  Any participants with a temperature greater than 100.4 F agree not to participate.  



Limit
6
Cost
free
Time
10 am - noon
Registration
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Description


On May 19, 2021, hi​ke through forest, marsh and swamp and explore the local flora and fauna. Learn about the latest research and stewardship projects at the Reserve. This one-mile hike is of moderate difficulty. We will meet at South Slough Visitors Center. The hike lasts about two hours. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water and snacks. This event is free; however, registration is required. The trip is limited to six participants. 

Reservations are required for this program!  A week or so prior to the event you will receive an email containing further information about our new safety guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  Your health and wellbeing are our top priority!  Among other things you will need to wear a mask when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained and temperature check, using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer, will be performed at the beginning of the program.  Any participants with a temperature higher than 100.4° F/37.8° C agree not to participate.  ​


Limit
6
Cost
free
Time
1 pm - 3 pm
Registration
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Description


Explore the shores of Charleston in search of winged wildlife.  Interpreter and binoculars provided.  Dress for the weather.  Meet at the Charleston Visitors Center [Max. – 6 participants]  FREE

Reservations are required for this program!  A week or so prior to the event you will receive an email containing further information about our new safety guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  Your health and wellbeing are our top priority!  Among other things you will need to wear a mask when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained and temperature check, using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer, will be performed at the beginning of the program.  Any participants with a temperature higher than 100.4° F/37.8° C agree not to participate.  



Limit
6
Cost
free
Time
10 am - 11:30 am
Registration
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Description
​Do you Hike the South Slough Trails?
Why not take the next step and become a Trails Steward!
South Slough Steward volunteers may do any of the following types of tasks- Regularly visit our trails and do one or more of the following:
Promote a safe and welcoming atmosphere for trail visitors by visibly representing the Reserve’s presence and answering questions.
Report anything out of the ordinary to facilities staff (vandalism, downed trees, trash dumping, etc.…)
Look out for and help us track invasive species. 
Pick up litter and pull weeds alongside trails.
Pick up dog waste or remove from trail with a stick.
Participate in one-day events repairing and/or building trails, removing large amounts of invasive weeds, planting native species, maintaining drainage features, cutting back plants encroaching on trails, and removing trash piles.



Limit
30
Cost
free
Time
5:00-6:00 pm
Registration
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Description


This program has been cancelled.
Come learn about the amazing life cycle of crabs, their importance to the local economy and experience the various techniques for capturing this delectable Crustacean.  Dress for the weather and meet at the Charleston Visitors Center (91141 Cape Arago Hwy, Coos Bay, OR 97420). [Max. – 6 participants] (FREE but registration is required)

Reservations are required for this program!  A week or so prior to the event you will receive an email containing further information about our new safety guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  Your health and wellbeing are our top priority!  Among other things you will need to wear a mask when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained and temperature check, using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer, will be performed at the beginning of the program.  Any participants with a temperature higher than 100.4° F/37.8° C agree not to participate.  ​


Limit
6
Cost
free
Time
2 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration
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Description
​The day will provide training for you to become a South Slough Trails Steward. Choose from a variety of activities, you could hike the 5-mile trail system picking up trash and pulling ivy, hang out near the Visitor Center and weed the native garden, or really dig in and help with re-leveling section 5 of our Hidden Creek trail. The day will provide training for you to become a South Slough Trails Steward.
We will follow all COVID-19 safety procedures according to state guidelines for our county risk level at the time of the event, and provide hand sanitizer, gloves and masks for those who need them. Please be prepared to answer COVID health questions and be willing to have your temperature taken with a touchless thermometer.



Limit
18
Cost
free
Time
10:00-12:00
Registration
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Description


The Reserve invites the public to come for a walk in the woods and learn the best practices for starting a nature journal. Journaling can help to build appreciation for your natural surroundings. This one-mile hike is of moderate difficulty. Registered participants will meet at the South Slough Visitor Center. The hike lasts about two hours. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water and snacks. Pencil, paper, and a clipboard will be provided for each participant. This event is free; however, registration is required. The trip is limited to six participants. ​

Reservations are required for this program!  A week or so prior to the event you will receive an email containing further information about our new safety guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19.  Your health and wellbeing are our top priority!  Among other things you will need to wear a mask when social distancing of 6 feet cannot be maintained and temperature check, using a no-touch digital forehead thermometer, will be performed at the beginning of the program.  Any participants with a temperature higher than 100.4° F/37.8° C agree not to participate.  



Limit
6
Cost
free
Time
1 pm - 3 pm
Registration
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