Estuarine Ecology at the Mouth of the Coquille River - Postponed

This field course has been postponed until later in the spring, date to be announced.

Photo by Marty Giles.

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Instructors: Marty Giles and Joe Metzler
Dates: Friday-Sunday, April 24-26, 2020
Location: Bandon, OR (meeting place to be announced)
Tuition: $175
Naturalist Certificate Credits: 16 hrs.



The edge where land meets sea is always dynamic and interesting—add a river and the excitement notches up! From estuarine wetlands to grassy dunes to rocky shore — and more — the Mouth of the Coquille River offers a stunning variety of natural habitats to discover. In this light-walking weekend, we’ll wander through the Spit, visiting wetlands and seasonal prairies and more. We’ll even visit nearby rocky intertidal areas and sandy beaches. Our exploration will include visiting several Oregon State Parks and two National Wildlife Refuges. Along the way we’ll learn about the natural systems here, including the geology, botany, birds and other wildlife, plus a bit of human history.