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Shoreline Science Workshops In July
Anyone who is fascinated by coastal natural history have a chance to learn more in July. Oregon’s CoastWatch program is offering intensive, three-day shoreline science workshops, led by ecologist Stewart Schultz, an authority on the Northwest’s coastal region. He will be joined by Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator.
The workshops will be held in Bandon July 18-20, Yachats July 28-30, and Nehalem August 1-3. Three days of instruction will cover everything from tidepools and sandy beaches, to estuarine and ocean ecosystems, to geology and forests, to marine mammals and birds. Matters of concern such as marine debris and invasive species will also be discussed. Each session will include field trips, indoor presentations and laboratory experiences (with some variation, depending on the weather).
While the workshops were developed to provide training to volunteers in the CoastWatch program, they are open to the public, and to anyone who would like to learn more about the ecology of our coastal region. Teachers can obtain 26 Professional Development Units by taking a workshop; two college credits can also be obtained by teachers or other participants. To register online, go to http://tinyurl.com/orshoresworkshop.