CoastWatch is offering three intensive, three-day workshops on shoreline science, led by coastal ecologist Stewart Schultz, held at three locations this summer.  The workshops are accredited for teachers.Workshops will be held in Netarts (July 26-28), Newport (Aug. 8-10) and Coos Bay (Aug. 11-13).  They will cover everything from tidepools and sandy beaches, to estuarine and ocean ecosystems, to geology, currents and tides.  Each session will include field trips, indoor presentations and laboratory experiences (with some variation, depending on the weather).Netarts Bay, by Dale Harmer


Online registration is now open:  All workshops have places available.

Stewart Schultz, author of The Northwest Coast:  A Natural History, is an Oregonian who worked on the Oregon coast for the Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gaining wide field experience, before pursuing an academic career as a professor at the University of Miami, and now the University of Zadar in Croatia.  During the academic year he studies marine ecology, as well as his specialty of plant evolution and genetics, but every summer he returns to the Oregon coast to teach shoreline science on his home turf.  He will be joined by Fawn Custer, CoastWatch’s volunteer coordinator, herself an experienced marine educator who taught for 14 years at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

The three workshops will be held:

July 26-28, Netarts-Oceanside Fire District Meeting Hall, Netarts

Aug. 8-10, Newport High School

Aug. 11-13, Marshfield High School, Coos Bay

Each workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the first day, and at 7 a.m. on the final two days, and will run until approximately 4:30.

Workshop fee will be $50 for those who are both CoastWatchers and Oregon Shores members, $60 for those who are either CoastWatchers or Oregon Shores members, and $90 for others (who are invited to join Oregon Shores and take the discount).

For more information, or to reserve a place in one of the workshops, contact:

Fawn Custer, (541) 270-0027,; or Phillip Johnson, (503) 754-9303,