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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

​Join us Friday, November 16 from 5-7 pm at the South Slough Interpretive Center for a portraiture-style photography art reception featuring Oregon's spectacular, local marine life by OIMB graduate MacKenna Hainey.  Meet with the artist and enjoy light refreshments provided by the Friends of the South Slough Reserve.  Mackenna’s work will be on display November-December, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm.  Questions? Contact Deborah: 541-888-5558 ext. 158 deborah.rudd@state.or.us​

Limit
65
Cost
Free
Time
5:00-7:00pm
Registration
RSVP
Description

Portraiture style photography art reception featuring spectacular, local marine life by recent OIMB grad student Mackenna Hainey.  Meet with the artist while enjoying refreshments provided by the Friends of the South Slough Reserve, Inc. 

Limit
60
Cost
free
Time
5-7 pm
Registration
Register
Description

Bring your children, ages 1 to 5, to learn all about wild turkeys, their habitat and how they are different from domestic turkeys. Children will play games, hear a story, look at feathers and make turkey hats. 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
Register
Description

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. [Min-5 participants/ Max-20] ($3/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​​

Limit
20
Cost
$3/person
Time
10 am - noon
Registration
Register
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
Register
Description

Come experience the rich cultural and natural history of the South Slough on a trail that fl ows 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. Call for meeting place. [Min-3 boats/Max-15] ($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
15 boats
Cost
$15/boat
Time
10 am - 3 pm
Registration
Register
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 - 11:30 am
Registration
Register
Description

Children ages 1 to 5 and their families may join us to learn all about black bears.  Learn some basic bear biology, hear a story, play some bear games, make a paper bear then finger-paint some bear paw prints. 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
Register

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