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..."

NEW: ENDANGERED OREGONHOPE FOR AN ANCIENT FISH: Often considered a “trash fish” in the Pacific Northwest, Native American tribes and their partners are working to change the ill-deserved reputation of the Pacific lamprey.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH CORRESPONDENTS. This volunteer opportunity allows teens (ages 14-17) to help build online content to educate others while exploring, learning and adventuring in Oregon. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for youth interested in journalism, mass media and film making.

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!

Featured Slideshow:

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    Spring into Springtime!

    The gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, Astoria is a picturesque starting point for your springtime journeys.

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    Spring into Springtime!

    Not just an aquarium, but a garden with an amazing view of the Yaquina Bay estuary. Visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium!

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    Spring into Springtime!

    Feel the sand on your feet and the sun on your face while you hike through the wilds of the Oregon Dunes.

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    Spring into Springtime!

    A place where the stones on the beach can be just as colorful at the flowers on the hillsides, this is Harris Beach.

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    Spring into Springtime!

    Art, nature and culture all collide in the tiny town of Ashland. What a perfect place for a springtime getaway.

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    Spring into Springtime!

    The snow pack is melting and the Rogue River is rushing! Time to head to the water!

Eat Your Way Through the Fruit Loop

The Hood River County Fruit Loop is just one of many driving tours in Oregon that help promote and educate about sustainable agriculture.