"Now it’s your turn to be the explorer, the adventurer, the scientist..."
Back to Nikumaroro: The International Team for Historical Aircraft Recovery updates us on their latest expedition to find evidence that aviator Amelia Earhart crash-landed on a remote South Pacific atoll.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium discovers a mystery visitor.
The public is invited to a talk by Charley Dewberry at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting to gain a historical perspective on coho restoration on the Oregon Coast.
This public event allows you to hike along our coastal tributaries in an effort to discover and catalog riparian and aquatic species.
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.
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.
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!
View A Volcano!
Looking for an adventure through geology this summer? How about taking a driving tour of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanoes?
Forage From The Land
There are over 3,000 species of fruiting fungi in the Pacific Northwest. Mushroom hunting is a popular summer pastime in Oregon.
Spot A Rare Animal!
The Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) lives underground most of the year, emerging only during the summer months.
Take A Hike!
Did you know that getting out and walking in nature promotes everything from better health to enhanced creativity?
Camas: The Amazing Plant
Outside of salmon, the root of the camas plant (Camassia quamash) was the most widely traded food item among the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
Read More About It
Whether you’re looking for a nature guide or a great novel, there are literally thousands of books written about the Pacific Northwest!
Explore An Historic Building
Western Oregon has some amazing architecture. This summer, why not tour some great buildings — like the Vista House shown here.
Enjoy The Beaches!
Oregon laws guarantee the “free and uninterrupted use” of beaches by the public. Beach combing and tide pooling on the Oregon Coast are fun, easy and educational.
ROVs at Work in the Deep Sea
This short film shows remotely operated vehicles (or ROVs) working at ocean depths too dangerous for manned submersibles.