04/30-05/1 Waters, Wind & Sand: Ecology at the Mouth of the Coquille

Instructor: Marty Giles, assisted by Joe Metzler
Date: Thursday Apr. 28, 6:30-8 PM (online intro)
Saturday Apr. 30, 7:30 AM-4 PM & Sunday May 1, 7-11 AM (field days)*
Location: Bandon, OR
Tuition: $165

*end times may vary slightly, please plan accordingly



The edge of land and sea always presents a dynamic ecosystem—add a river and the excitement notches up! From ocean beaches to grassy dunes to estuarine wetlands to rocky shore, the Mouth of the Coquille River offers a stunning variety of natural habitats to discover. This weekend in the field will traverse the major habitats of the area, exploring from the sea’s edge to forests. Along the way you’ll learn about the natural systems there, including the geology, botany, birds and other wildlife, plus a bit of human history. From tide-pooling to searching for snowy plovers, this light-walking weekend will leave you with a new appreciation of life in this unique landscape.

Field days are relatively easy (car travel with short stops, approx. 1 mile of hiking per day, requires climbing a large flight of stairs).

Ages 12+ welcome.