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Field Experiences: The Tiny Creatures of Fall Creek: Join a group of students from Waldport High School as they work with the staff at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center to assess the health of a riparian ecosystem.
S.T.E.A.M. Powered: In our next installment of this year-long feature, meet Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom, a crustacean expert who literally goes to the ends of the Earth to discover how these animal species can survive in “extreme environments.”
Visual Presentation Tips for Students: In both school and science — neatness counts! Our newest downloadable guide offers simple and effective presentation tips for high school students, from organizing your materials to employing basic design techniques for maximum effect.
Start the New Year right by joining the Oregon State Parks for a hike through our coastal habitat.
Students from Waldport High School work with the Oregon Hatchery Research Center to assess the health of the Fall Creek by taking a close look at some tiny aquatic animals.
Dr. Andrea Marshall can't study every Manta Ray in the ocean, but by employing an army of "citizen scientists" she's greatly expanding what we know about these elusive creatures. This is Part 2 in our two-part profile of Dr. Marshall, an element of the STEAM Powered program.
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!
Sarah Helmick State Recreation Area, Monmouth
City and state parks are beautiful and easily accessible areas to find Fall colors. The Sarah Helmick park is small, but the number of trees provides robust color and great photo opportunities.
Orchards and Vineyards
You may not think of them right away, but the huge variety of Oregon's orchards, vineyards and farms can provide excellent photo opportunities during the Fall season.
Portland Japanese Garden
Combining Asian architecture, stone sculpture and native and exotic plants in balanced proportions, these picturesque gardens literally burn with color during the Fall season.
Mount Hood National Forest
Cutting a huge swath south from the Columbia River and through the central part of the state, this wilderness area provides countless areas for the outdoor photographer.
Fall Creek, Alsea
Tranquil and inspiring, Fall Creek is a little off the beaten path but an excellent place to see the changing leaves while you enjoy a nature walk.
Columbia River Gorge
Numerous waysides, parks, bridges and trailheads makes the 80-mile Columbia River Gorge one of the best places in the state to photograph our changing trees.
Lush and verdant, Oregon's numerous college and university campuses are often great places to experience the Fall without having to travel too far.
Photographing Fall Colors
This slideshow contains just a few examples of places you can go to see the changing colors of the Fall season. Browse the EXPLORE part of the Oceanscape Network for additional locations.
John Dellenback Dunes Trail
Wending its way through a lush coastal forest, along the banks of a tranquil stream and finally through a massive dune sea, the John Dellenback trail is a great hike which encompasses multiple ecosystems.