For more information on events in Oregon or if you have an event to share, please contact our Oregon Director, Melissa Keyser, at email@example.com
UPDATE—This event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators & Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition present our 11th Annual “Sharing the Coast Conference”
When: March 13-15, 2020
Where: Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon
Schedule & Information
Friday night: FREE! OPEN TO PUBLIC! Dr. Eric Steig, University of Washington, “The Future of Ice: What We Do (and Don’t) Know About Climate Change in Polar Regions” Hales Center for the Performing Arts, Doors open at 6
Saturday: Doors open at 8:30 AM for registration, conference begins at 9:00 AM. Each day features lectures, workshops. Lunch included.
Saturday evening: 5:30 PM Dave’s Pizza—Appetizers Provided by NAME and CoastWatch, No-host Happy Hour, King Tide Wrap-Up Speakers—Nick Tealer and Jesse Jones, & of course Trivia Night.
Sunday: Various field experiences including Charleston Sea Life Center, South Slough NERR, and more!
Conference price: Varies according to membership status
PDUs available or Certificate of Participation for students. Registration is required for the majority of the conference on Saturday and Sunday. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided as well as Saturday lunch.
I have been a marine educator for over 35 years. Besides working with various school and scout groups, I have the opportunity to work with over 1300 amazing volunteers along the Oregon coast who have adopted a mile of beach and are asked to report officially, quarterly, on the state of their beach. My job is to make sure our volunteers are introduced to the most recent research, coastal concerns and interesting findings on the beaches they’ll be visiting.
I am currently NAME Oregon Treasurer, Past Oregon Director, and a Past NAME President (2011-2012). I’ve been a member since 1993 or 1994, since I helped with the 1992 conference as an employee for Sea Grant at Hatfield Marine Science Center. I have found my contacts in NAME to be very beneficial to my success as a marine educator. We always have a wonderful time exploring our water world!
Oregon CoastWatch is celebrating its 25th year of collecting data along the 362 miles of coastline. We will be hosting various events throughout the year to commemorate the commitment of our volunteers. We will be kicking this off with our annual “Sharing the Coast Conference”, which is celebrating the 10th year of our partnership with the Oregon Chapter of NAME. This year, Cannon Beach and the Haystack Rock Awareness Program in Cannon Beach, Oregon are hosting it. We would love to have our awesome NAME members attend. To register or for more information about CoastWatch or the conference, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.270.0027.
Save the Date: July 29-August 2, 2018, Portland, Oregon
The NAME-Oregon team is hard at work planning an exciting conference in 2018! Please check back for more details about the conference—including presentations, lodging, and registration information—as they become available.