August: every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday plus the 17, 20 and 31 at 11 am
Join us for a fun and informative walk along the beautiful Yaquina Bay Estuary Nature Trail. The trail is 1/2 mile walk following a rocky and partially paved path. Learn about the plants, animals, and natural forces that make estuaries among the most productive habitats on the planet. Meet at the Visitor Center entrance at 11am to join the guided tour.
Note: Dogs are not allowed on the nature trail at any time.
August 15 - 1pm to 4pm, August 17 and 21 - 10am to 1pm, August 28 - 11am to 2pm
Throughout the summer volunteers are stationed at Port Dock 1 on Newport’s Historic Bayfront to chat with visitors about California sea lions and other wildlife, local Fishing Vessels, and anything else that comes up at this dynamic working dock. Just look for the friendly volunteer in the bright red jacket.
Fridays 1:30pm - Zonation in Tide Pools
Saturdays 1:30pm - Potable Water
*The final Fred Talk will take place on Saturday, August 23rd.
Dr. Fred Duerr is currently delivering 45-minute presentations in the Hennings Auditorium on Fridays and Saturdays through August, 23. His current topics are "Zonation in Tide Pools" on Fridays and “Potable Water” on Saturdays, which includes tips on how to access to drinking water after a natural disaster. All ages are welcome to attend these free offerings.
Fred is originally from St. Paul Minnesota and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1965. He became a tenured faculty member at three different universities until he retired from full-time teaching. Fred then taught various science classes as a part-time instructor at multiple colleges and universities in the Northwest including teaching at Oregon Coast Community College until retirement in 2010. Fred is now writing multiple books and currently volunteers at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in an effort to share his knowledge and passion for science and environmental issues with the public.
Please Note: HMSC Visitor Center is a working learning research lab. We are recording the visits of our visitors to better understand what they choose to do and with whom in order to improve the visitor experience.