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..."

TRACKING SHARKS ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WITH DR. MICHELLE HEUPEL: This new virtual exploration takes you to the other side of the Pacific Ocean with some assistance from our friends at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

EXPLORING NEW RIVER: This summer, take a hike through this Area of Critical Environmental Concern which includes 1200 acres of rare coastal ecosystems and unique species.

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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    Summer Days, Trails to Blaze

    Looking for some summer fun? Travel the Pacific Coast Highway and you will discover a multitude of parks, beaches and headlands this summer.

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    Summer Days, Trails to Blaze

    Take a path less traveled to find Oregon's hidden gems, like a historic bridge, an ocean cove or a forgotten ghost town.

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    Summer Days, Trails to Blaze

    Venture inland to explore the fertile valleys and expansive volcanic mountain ranges.

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    Summer Days, Trails to Blaze

    Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark while you explore the meandering Columba River Gorge.

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    Summer Days, Trails to Blaze

    Learn a new sport, start a new hobby or take a road trip with your family this summer!

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    Summer Days, Trails to Blaze

    This summer, challenge yourself to leave the car behind and explore on foot or by bicycle.

Year of the Vaquita 2017

This 60 second video will quickly introduce you to the vaquita and the challenges being addressed by the Year of the Vaquita.