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Summer-long Coastal Wildlife Interpretive Programs

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During SEA’s summer season, wildlife interpreters provide on-site education at Simpson Reef and Coquille Point or Face Rock on weekends. SEA wildlife interpreters are well informed about the area’s marine life, providing visitors with up close viewing of our fascinating wildlife through spotting scopes they have set up. They can also share information about the natural history of the region and a wide range of interesting places along the southern Oregon coast. Please go to our Visitor Information page for dates and times our viewing stations are open.Inter-tidal walks and presentations to school and civic groups are also offered with advance notice and by request. Over 22,000 visitor contacts each year keep our interpreters busy. Please contact our Wildlife Interpreter Coordinator or our office for additional information to help you make your visit to the Southern Oregon Coast a truly unique experience.

US Fish and Wildlife Service volunteers also staff Coquille Point and Simpson Reef throughout the summer. At Coquille Point in Bandon, when tides are high, they set up scopes on the point. When tides are low – especially when there are negative tides – they will be on the beach in front of Elephant Rock leading tidepool walks and protecting nesting birds and harbor seals. Once the schedule has been determined for the 2019 Summer, you will find it here.

Fun and Knowledge awaits in Bandon

If you are staying at Bullards Beach State Park, or if you plan to be in the area and are looking to bone up on local knowledge, you may want to check out the wonderful evening programs offered by the staff at the State Park. Check out their upcoming events below.

Bullards Beach State Park Evening Programs June 25th – 29th

Tuesday, June 25th – U.S. Coast Guard

Guest Speaker: USCG Station Coos Bay  / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

Meet our local Coast Guard personnel and hear how they support their missions and accomplish a variety of duties as they stand watch over our dynamic and sometimes dangerous Coast.

Wednesday, June 26th – Oregon Old Time Fiddlers

6:00 – 7:30pm in the Amphitheater 

Old time music and fiddling with audience participation. It is fun for the whole family.

Thursday, June 27th – Bandon Cranberry Farming

Guest Speaker: Don Klost / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

A glimpse at cranberry farming along the Oregon Coast and what it takes to be a successful cranberry grower

Friday, June 28th – Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger Talk

Guest Speaker: Patrick Newhall / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Come meet our own Interpretive Park Ranger, Patrick Newhall. He will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance your park experience.

Saturday, June 29th – Lost but Found, Safe and Sound

Guest Speaker: Jeanette Sinclair / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Meet rescue dogs and their handlers. Learn what goes into a search and rescue, and how you can be found safe and sound.   **No Dogs Allowed, Please**

Bullards Beach State Park Evening Programs July 2nd – 6th

Tuesday, July 2nd – Oregon Coast Historic Railway

Guest Speaker: Dick Jamsguard / 7:00pm in the Yurt

Learn how the historic railway shaped the regions history and the importance of preserving local railroad and logging equipment.

Wednesday, July 3rd – Bandon Beach Treasures

Guest Speaker: The Andrist Family / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Uncover the rocks, fossils and petrified wood found on our beaches and learn how to identify them.

Thursday, July 4th – NO SHOW TONIGHT

Enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Check out all of the activities our area has to offer. Have fun and be safe.

Friday, July 5th – Owls of the Oregon Coast

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Bauer / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Reveal the mysterious behaviors and habits of the Oregon Coast Owls and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.

Saturday, July 6th – Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger Talk

Guest Speaker: Patrick Newhall / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Come meet our own Interpretive Park Ranger, Patrick Newhall. He will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance your park experience.