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

June 18th – 22nd

Tuesday, June 18th – A Trip to Bandon, About 100 years Ago

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

Imagine you wanted to travel to Bandon 100 years ago. How would you get there? Where would you stay? Would you need shots? These questions and others will be answered in the program.

Wednesday, June 19th – Tsunami Disaster Preparedness

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

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

Thursday, June 20th – 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.

Friday, June 21st – 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 22nd – 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.

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 – 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.

 

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.