SEA provides trained wildlife interpreters to visitors, schools and civic groups in meeting its primary mission of education regarding shoreline habitats and the wildlife along the southern Oregon coast. In addition to the schools and civic groups in 2012, SEA had about 22,000 visitor contacts at Coquille Point and Simpson Reef during the summer season.
*** 2015 SEMINAR - April 11th ***
Join Shoreline Education Awareness on Saturday, April 11th, for the third of its 2015 seminar series beginning at 9 AM at the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve. Tom Gaskill, South Slough Education Director, will present “Exploring the Edges of the Estuary: A Journey to the Ocean and Back Again.” A field trip will be included as part of the activities.
Doors will open at 8:30 AM for registration. Preregistration is not necessary. The seminar is free for Shoreline Education for Awareness members and for all Friends of the South Slough! A $5 donation for nonmembers is recommended. Snacks and coffee/tea will be available. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch if you desire or you can purchase a box lunch when you register. More information is available by calling SEA at 541-260-7770.
This is one of eleven monthly seminars sponsored by SEA as part of its 25th Anniversary celebration. To get to the South Slough Reserve from Bandon, take Highway 101 north. In 8-10 miles, a green highway sign on your right will point left and read, South Slough Reserve, Charleston, Ocean/Beaches. Turn left on West Beaver Hill Road, which will turn into Seven Devils Road in 6 miles. Follow this road for 8 miles, past the south entrance/Hinch road to the Reserve (signed) to the main entrance. Watch for a green highway sign: South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, ¼ mile. A large, wooden sign at the top of the paved driveway reads, South Slough Reserve Visitors´ Center. The driveway is on the right.
Mark your calendar now for the next SEA Seminar, “Coastal Birds”, featuring former Director of the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve, Mike Graybill on May 9. It will be held at the Bandon Community Center and a field trip will again be included.
SEA has been adopted as a Friends Group of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and works closely with them in support of the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology has been a mainstay in support of SEA since its inception.
We hope you enjoy our website and have the opportunity to participate in our activities. The short video below, although having an unfinshed ending, nevertheless gives a great introduction to SEA.