Marine Debris workshop schedule for Gold Beach


Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 6:00pm

Gold Beach, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering a Marine Debris workshop in Gold Beach. This workshop will explore how marine debris is generated, what happens to it, and its effect on the ocean ecosystem.

 The worldwide production of plastics and other immortal materials has changed the face of our oceans. Marine debris has had a profound impact on marine life, both as a material and a raft for organisms.  Debris from the Eastern Northern Pacific as well as California and the Pacific Northwest reaches Oregon shores, bringing with it both open ocean species and species from coasts of origin.

The Friday evening discussion will cover types of debris, the origin and fate of debris, and how debris acts as long term rafts for marine organisms. Saturday morning, students are encouraged to walk a beach of their choice and photograph and/or collect debris (low tide is at 7:30 a.m.). The class will then meet to look at what was found, consider possible sources of the items, as well as identify and discuss any species present on the debris. Part of the discussion will center how to determine the source of individual items.

 The lecture is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Southwestern’s Gold Beach Center. Saturday, December 3, after an early morning beach walk on their own to collect debris, students will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost for the workshop is $35.00. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling the Gold Beach Center at 541-247-2741. Read more about Marine Debris workshop schedule for Gold Beach

21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair


Friday, November 18, 2016 - 9:00am

21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair- a joint venture between the Langlois Library and the Langlois Lions.

The Fair is known as one of the best on the South Coast with a great variety of gifts and other things sure to please the visitor.

Offerings include wood working items, pot holders, quilts,canned  tuna fish, pottery and much more.   Cookies, books and plants  are being  sold  by the Langlois Library,: baked goods and minature succulent gardens are  to be sold by the Langlois Lions.  The lunches are delicious and the atmosphere full of holiday cheer.  A limited color/ sizes of the  World Famous Langlois T shirts also available  for purchase.


NOAA presentation offered in Port Orford


Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:00pm

Port Orford, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering a presentation on Winds: The Breath of the West Coast. This afternoon presentation explains the roles of the summer thermal trough pattern, its role in marine life on our coast, and the existence of the coastal redwood forests.

National Weather Service meteorologist Sven Nelaimischkies will give this presentation scheduled for 1:00 p.m. through 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Oregon State University Port Orford Field Station, Seminar Room located at 444 Jackson St. A question and answer session will follow. Read more about NOAA presentation offered in Port Orford


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