"Now it’s your turn to be the explorer, the adventurer, the scientist..."
Gray Whales: A Celebration of Conservation Now Underway! This is a program of WhaleTimes Inc. in cooperation with the Oceanscape Network and real-life National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists who study the annual Gray Whale migration. Get in on the thrill of discovery!
Visit the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge: This lush 1700+ acre protected wilderness is located outside of Salem, Oregon. It is a haven for a variety of species, including the threatened Dusky Canada Goose.
Endangered Oregon: Diver and Survivor: One of the nation’s great conservation success stories, the Brown Pelican is featured in our latest installment of Endangered Oregon. Learn how a book and a grassroots movement helped save this bird and many others from extinction.
NOAA's Dr. David Weller explains how whale biologist use photography to identify individual whales from their color patterns on their bodies.
The brig Lady Washington, the official tall ship of the state of Washington, and her companion vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, are stopping in Newport, Oregon.
Dr. Dave Weller reports that fog has interfered with the Gray Whale count. Welcome to life on the Pacific Coast!
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!
Oregon is a surfer's paradise. Check out our features on youth hitting the waves.
Looking for an outdoor activity that's a little more chill? How about going on a picnic?
Almost any outdoor activity is appropriate for the young photographer. Check out our recommended tips and apps.
Our kayaking feature is one of the newest additions to the Youth Activities page. Check it out!
If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, hiking opportunities are plentiful and amazing!
Geocaching combines hiking and travel with high-tech treasure hunting using GPS.
Is there an urban explorer in you dying to get out? Check out our Life in Ruins page for more.
The Frontline of Discovery!
Join the Oceanscape Network, in cooperation with WhaleTimes and NOAA, for a virtual research mission which will connect Gray Whale biologists with students, teachers and the public. This online event runs April 20 to May 1, 2015.