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..."

SUMMER DAYS, TRAILS TO BLAZE: Experience Skateboarding: By far one of the most popular sports among young adults, skateboarding is a relatively new phenomenon. Learn more about it in this feature and from our friends at Bearings Skateboarding Academy in Bend.

Solar Eclipse Viewing: A full solar eclipse will blanket parts of Oregon in darkness on August 21, 2017. These features will help you plan your viewing opportunities on the Oregon Coast.

From the Stream

  • Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area

    This iconic feature of the Central Coast is located to the north of Newport and was probably formed when two sea caves partially collapsed.

  • Otter Rock

    Otter Rock is a small offshore island located north of Newport. It is part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge and a common refuge area for marine mammal and sea birds.

  • Marine Reserves: Sanctuaries for Science

    Oceanscape Youth Correspondents join Oregon Surfrider at a local marine reserve to learn more about these somewhat controversial sanctuaries set aside for conservation and scientific study.

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.