Welcome Young Explorers

From the dark ocean depths to the mountaintop forests, your adventure through nature begins here.

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Our World Ocean

Travel around the globe to find the mysterious places and amazing animals of our great, interconnected ocean.

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Everyday Adventurers

Meet other teens and young adults as they experience, explore and protect our fragile blue planet.

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Connected to Science

Our Virtual Explorations let you join scientists, explorers and researchers on the edge of discovery!

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Education Through Discovery

Educators can sign up for free accounts to facilitate inquiry-based learning and access classroom resources.

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Daily Updates

'The Stream' is our constantly updated information system. Use it to find what's new on the Oceanscape Network.

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"Now it’s your turn to be the explorer, the adventurer, the scientist..."


An App For That! A new smart device app from the US Fish and Wildlife Service gives flight to bird conservation efforts at Yaquina Head. Oceanscape Network Youth Correspondents Macy Dexter and Arii Gaempa check it out..

Go Back To School with Oceanscape Network! Educators, homeschool parents and program coordinators are invited to build online student communities, use our inquiry-based science modules, get timely updates through email or our unique Teacher’s Dashboard, and much more. Accounts are FREE so sign up today!

From the Stream

Using the Oceanscape Network:

  • At Home

    From the comfort of your home, explore the amazing natural history of the Oregon Coast and the world ocean. Discover new ways to experience or protect our natural world every day, or connect with us through our social networks.

  • In the Field

    Take your smart device along on your next outdoor adventure and use it to share your thoughts, photos or videos with other visitors through The Stream. Or use a GPS app and our Wayfind It features to explore the Oregon Coast.

  • At School

    Ask your teachers to create student communities and then use our scienctific inquiry modules to explore aquatic habitats and natural history topics. This feature may help Oregon high school students earn credit toward graduation!

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    Connect with Science

    Virtual Explorations connect students to scientists and researchers.

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    Teach Scientific Inquiry

    Inquiry modules teach students the basics of good science.

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    Teen-built Content

    Many ON features are now being constructed by teenage volunteers.

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    Facilitate STEAM

    More features to help facilitate STEAM-based learning.

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    Get Timely Updates

    The Stream and our free email newsletter provides educator-specific information.

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    Better Teacher Resources!

    Teacher Dashboards have been upgraded with new features!

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    Find A Field Experience

    Use the EXPLORE area to provide outdoor experiences.

Still Searching!

The Oceanscape Network travels to the South Pacific in search of Amelia Earhart, one of the world's most famous missing persons.