"Now it’s your turn to be the explorer, the adventurer, the scientist..."
November 29 to December 21: Search for Life in the Mariana Back-Arc: In cooperation with the Schmidt Ocean Institute, the Oceanscape Network presents this virtual exploration to one of the deepest places in the ocean — the Mariana Back-Arc. Join our team of scientists for this 3-week examination of how animals survive in the deep and in close proximity to deadly hydrothermal vents.
Filmmaker Thom Hoffman summarizes the successes of the team's first week at sea.
The team provides some amazing video (courtesy of SuBastian) of hydrothermal vents and tube worms!
The Victorian Holiday Celebration event at Yaquina Head Lighthouse encourages visitors to step back in time to relive the 19th century holiday traditions celebrated by the families of lighthouse keepers.
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!
Portland in While
Oregon's largest city looks like a sparkling gem under fresh powder.
A Snowy Paradise
The town of Bend is a snow-lover's dream come true, with many outdoor winter sports to choose from.
Waterfall in White
Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is even more spectacular when the cliffs are covered in snow.
This historic home in Corvallis is the perfect backdrop for freshly fallen snow.
Playing in the Snow
The season's first snowfall is often a welcome occurance for many Oregonians.
Birds on a Frozen Pond
Many of our local birds will migrate south to avoid the winter. These guys decided to stick around.
The Frozen Volcano
The Crater Lake area is often inaccessible during the height of winter, but the volcano is still amazing in the snow.
Snow on the Oregon Coast?
Yup, it happens. This beautiful snowy scene was taken on Cannon Beach on the North Coast.
Winter Sports Abound!
Whether snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding or more, Oregon offers endless opportunities.
Return of the Brown Pelican
These large seabirds came back from the brink of extinction. Learn how by typing "brown pelican" into the search bar.