Welcome Young Explorers

From the darkest ocean depths to the mist-covered mountaintops, your Oregon Coast adventure begins here.

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Our World Ocean

Travel the globe and find the mysterious places and amazing animals of our one great, interconnected ocean.

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Everyday Adventurers

Meet amazing young Oregonians who are experiencing the nature through recreation and creativity.

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Shaped By Nature

From ancient lava flows to the grinding power of the ocean waves, learn how the Oregon Coast was created.

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Sharing Your Stories

Whether you're a hiker, camper, surfer or photographer, you can share your outdoor experiences with other visitors.

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It's Their Home, Too

Discover Oregon's amazing terrestrial species while you wander the coastal mountains, meadows and forests.

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Making A Difference

From habitat restoration to beach cleanups, see how young stewards are helping wild species and natural places.

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Mysteries Of The Deep

Seek out the silent predators, forgotten shipwrecks and other mysteries hidden below the waves and sand.

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Education Through Discovery

You become the scientist when your teachers build online student communities for inquiry-based school projects.

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Finding Your Way

Find that perfect beach or amazing state park using our features, your smart device and the Global Positioning System.

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"Now it’s your turn to be the explorer, the adventurer, the scientist..."

New on the Oceanscape Network

Virtual Research Missions Coming Soon! WhaleTimes Inc. and the Oceanscape Network team up with real-life scientists to study the annual Gray Whale migration and life of the deep sea. Learn more about these Virtual Research Missions and how you can get in on the thrill of discovery! Click here.

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. Click here.

Poster Giveaway: Qualifying educators can receive a FREE copy of our new The World of the Great White Shark poster when they start actively using our inquiry modules in their program. This offer ends March 1, 2015. Click here.

From the Stream

  • Every Kid in a Park Initiative Launches

    In the lead up to the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016, the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative is a call to action to get all children to visit and enjoy America’s unparalleled outdoors.

  • Added to Important Personalities: Rachel Carson

    A short biography of this famous biologist and author has been added to our Science Tools page.

  • 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.

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:

  • Ssyouthactivitysurfing

    Oregon is a surfer's paradise. Check out our features on youth hitting the waves.

  • Ssyouthactivitypicnicking

    Looking for an outdoor activity that's a little more chill? How about going on a picnic?

  • Ssyouthactivityphotography

    Almost any outdoor activity is appropriate for the young photographer. Check out our recommended tips and apps.

  • Ssyouthactivitykayaking

    Our kayaking feature is one of the newest additions to the Youth Activities page. Check it out!

  • Ssyouthactivityhiking

    If you live anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, hiking opportunities are plentiful and amazing!

  • Ssyouthactivitygeocaching

    Geocaching combines hiking and travel with high-tech treasure hunting using GPS.

  • Ssyouthactivityexploration

    Is there an urban explorer in you dying to get out? Check out our Life in Ruins page for more.

New Endangered Oregon feature under Experience: Youth Activities

Pushed to the brink of extinction in the mid-20th century, the recovery of the Brown Pelican population is a great success story for environmental conservation... and a warning for future generations.