SEA Seminars


The public is invited to join Shoreline Education Awareness for the following educational seminars:


Shoreline Education for Awareness and

Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition’s CoastWatch present:


Simpson Reef and Shell Island at King Tide on 1/11/2020 and at Medium High Tide on 5/27/2018


February 8, 2019—9:00 AM
The Barn Conference and Community Center
1200 11th St SW
Bandon, OR

The final round of the current King Tides Photo Project is coming up Feb. 8-10, with the last major high tide sequence of the winter. Volunteer photographers are needed everywhere on the coast to help document the highest reach of the winter’s highest tides. Those on the south coast have the advantage of a special King Tides Kickoff event we’re holding on the first day of the king tides, Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m. at Bandon’s “The Barn” Conference and Community Center (1200 11th St., S.W.).
This event is part of the Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) winter seminar series, in which CoastWatch partners with SEA to train volunteers.
Jesse Jones, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, will be there to talk about the King Tides Project and why documenting these high tides is important (hint: with sea level rise they could become the new normal for all high tides), and provide instructions on participating. She will also be displaying the traveling exhibit on the King Tides Project created together with the Oregon Coastal Management Program, our partners in the project.
Following the seminar participants will fan out to photograph local beaches and estuary shorelines as the high point of the tide approaches.
For more information, contact Jesse at (503) 989-7244, or




In case you missed some, here’s what we did in 2019:

Winter Seminar poster


April 20, 2019, at Bandon Library Sprague Room beginning at 10 AM, Sara Hamilton, Doctoral Student in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University, will present a talk on “Kelp Forests in Oregon: Where, When and Why?” On the same day and same location at 2 PM, Dr. Bruce Menge, Distinguished Professor and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Endowed Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University, will speak on “Rocky Shore Ecology: Recent Climate-Related Disruptions to a Previously Stable Ecosystem.” SEA is providing both of these presentations in collaboration with Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and the Bandon Public Library.

These 3 SEA events are part of Bandon Library and City Park’s Earth Day Celebration. The full agenda for Earth Day is below:

EarthDay Poster_Final-color6


March 16, 2019 Seminar

March 16, 2019 at Boathouse at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology beginning at 9 AM there will be 2 presentations. “Oregon Marine Mammals: An Ecological Perspective” will be first, presented by Nancy Treneman, Research Assistant at OIMB. Immediately following Dr. Dawn Goley, Director of the Marine Mammal Education and Research Program at Humboldt State University, will talk about “Marine Mammal Stranding.”


Come enjoy wine and cheese with us on February 16, 2019 at Washed Ashore beginning at 3 PM. SEA, in partnership with Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and Washed Ashore, will offer a talk on “The Impacts of Marine Debris and Microplastics on Our Nearshore Ecosystems” presented by Dorothy Horn, Graduate Research Fellow for the National Science Foundation.



January 20, 2019 at Bandon Library Sprague Room beginning at 2 PM -“Turn the Tide on Climate Change: Strategies that Make a Difference” presented by Ann Schmierer, Executive Director for Wild Rivers Land Trust. 


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