Welcome to the south coast of Oregon. If you are visiting during the summer, then SEA invites you to come on out to one of the sites where we station wildlife interpreters to help you learn more about the wildlife around you. You will easily recognize SEA’s wildlife interpreters in their blue jackets or shirts with the SEA logo as they will be equipped with spotting scopes, field guides and informational brochures. For 2019 volunteers will be on duty Friday through Sunday at Face Rock or Coquille Point in Bandon from May through July and at Simpson Reef every Friday through Sunday from May through Labor Day Weekend. Come visit us at one of these locations:

Simpson Reef & Shell Island – SEA provides wildlife interpreters through the summer at the Simpson Reef Overlook parking lot about one mile south of the entrance to Shore Acres State Park on the Cape Arago Highway.

Face Rock/Coquille Point – SEA provides wildlife interpreters during the spring at the Face Rock overlook parking lot 1/4 mile south of 11th Street in Bandon or at Coquille Point on the west end of 11th Street.

 

If you are staying at Bullards Beach State Park, there are very interesting, fun and informative programs available to you. Below is a list of these programs.

Bullards Beach State Park Evening Programs, August 6th – 10th

Tuesday, August 6th – Birds of Bandon

Guest Speaker: Harv Schubothe / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

Learn about the many birds that can be seen in and around Bandon and why the Bandon area attracts so many birds.

Wednesday, August 7th – Bandon Cranberry Farming

Guest Speaker: The Cram Family / 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.

Thursday, August 8th – Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast

Guest Speaker: Bob Dennison / 7:00pm in the Yurt

A video tour through Lighthouses along the rugged Oregon Coast. Along with Host experiences from different Lighthouses.

Friday, August 9th – 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, August 10th – 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 August 13th – 17th

Tuesday, August 13th – Plant Identification

Guest Speaker: Marty Giles / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater 

Stroll through the campground as you discover the common plants found in our park and how to identify them.

Wednesday, August 14th – 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, August 15th – Shipwreck Stories, Tales of the Treacherous Bandon Bar

Guest Speaker: Jim Proehl / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

Submerge yourself in the stories of shipwrecks that have occurred throughout Bandon’s history.

Friday, August 16th – Life’s a Beach

Guest Speaker: Rob Brazie / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Join Beach Ranger Rob Brazie for an informative look into “Life On The Beach”.  Explore the ocean shoreline with discussions about birds, marine mammals including the good, the bad and the ugly realities of making your home on the beach.

Saturday, August 17th – Mushrooms & Other Fungi of the Southern Oregon Coast

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

Discover the many bizarre, sometimes delicious fungi that thrive in our rich, dense forests.

Bullards Beach State Park Evening Programs August 20th – 24th

Tuesday, August 20th – U.S. Coast Guard

Guest Speaker: USCG Station Coos Bay & Sector North Bend

7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Meet our local Coast Guard personnel from Station Coos Bay and Sector North Bend together. Hear how they support their missions and accomplish a variety of duties as they stand watch over our dynamic and sometimes dangerous Coast.

Wednesday, August 21st – Crabbing and Clamming

Guest Speaker: Kendall Smith / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

What are crabs and clams all about and how can you come home with your limit? Dig up the details on the best spots to crab and clam in Coos County.

Thursday, August 22nd – Tsunami Disaster Preparedness

Guest Speaker: Mike Murphy / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt

Learn how to prepare for a tsunami and other disasters. What’s in your bug-out bag?

Friday, August 23rd – 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, August 24th – 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 August 27th – 31st

Tuesday, August 27th – Life on the Coquille—When the River was the Road

Guest Speaker: Jim Proehl / 7:30pm in the Amphitheater 

This program explores the steamboat era on the Coquille River and explores the communities and industries that grew up along the river. Bandon Historical Museum volunteer Jim Proehl builds this presentation on photographs from the museum’s collection.

Wednesday, August 28th – 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, August 29th – Bandon Beach Treasures

Guest Speaker: The Andrist Family / 7:00pmin the Amphitheater

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

Friday, August 30th – Who Eats Who; what about you?

Guest Speaker: Rob Brazie / 7:30pm in the Amphitheater

You may have missed Shark Week, but Predator Night is coming soon.  Learn what predators roam the woods and swim the ocean, what they eat, and if they could they be hunting you.  Beach Ranger Rob Brazie worked with mountain lions, bears, wolves and other predators during his career with Idaho Fish and Game.  Come learn about what goes bump in the night, and what to do if you find your self face to face with Lions, tigers and bears (Oh my!).

Saturday, August 31st – Tales of the Cemetery

Guest Speaker: Jim Proehl / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater

Did you know there is a cemetery hidden in Bullards Beach? Find out who is buried there and hear the story of how Bullards Beach became a State Park.

Please note the times on Tuesday and Friday. They will be using the outdoor projector.

 

Ready for an adventure?

If you would enjoy having a local expert guide you on an outing along our beautiful Coos County coastline, check out this link to fun, adventure, and environmental education all in one: 

Wave Crest Discoveries

 

Have fun. Be safe. Protect the wildlife and the environment. We’re glad you’re here.