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SEA SEMINAR SERIES - 2013
SEA presents a series of seminars taught by professionals from various federal and state organizations each winter to prepare volunteers for service as docents (wildlife interpreters). The public, and especially members of SEA, are encouraged and welcome to attend these informative seminars. The seminars will be held at the Boathouse auditorium of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) in Charleston. They are usually held on the second Saturday of the month from January through May unless otherwise advised (e.g., the March seminar is on the first Saturday). This year, credit is being offered toward the Oregon Master Naturalist (OMN) Program. Those wishing to participate in the OMN Program can enroll here.
Doors open and registration for all seminars begins at 8:30 AM. Morning seminars begin at 9 A.M. Afternoon seminars are 1-3 PM, after a one hour lunch break. Seminars are free to SEA members and to youth under 17 years of age. Attendance is $5 for non-members. Lunch is $6.00 for each order placed prior to the start of the morning seminar, or you may bring your own.
January 12– AM: “Culture Meets Geology”; PM: Field Trip to acient sites; Instructors: Dr. Ron Metzger, Professor of Geology, SOCC and Nicole Norris, Archeologist with the Coquille Indian Tribe. [OMN Credit: Unit 9 - Geology of the Oregon Coast]
February 9 – AM: “Birds of the Oregon Coast”, Instructor: Mike Graybill, Manager, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve; PM: Bird field trip. [OMN Credit: Unit 7, Part 2 - Offshore Islands]
March 2 – AM: “Marine Mammals”; PM: "Whales" and field trip. Instructor: Dr. Jan Hodder, Associate Professor, OIMB. [OMN Credit: Unit 7, Part 1 - Offshore Islands]
April 13 – AM: “Oceanography”; Instructor: Dr. Alan Shanks,Professor, OIMB; PM: "Oregon's Fish and Fisheries"; Jamie Doyle, Oregon SEA Grant. [OMN Credit for AM seminar: Unit 2, The Oregon Ocean]
May 11 – AM: "Interpretation on the Oregon Coast", Instructor: Marty Giles, Professional Naturalist, Wavecrest Discoveries. PM: "Estuaries"; Instructor: Joy Tally.
Jan-May Seminars: The OIMB office is located at 63466 Boat Basin Road. Since there is no parking at the Boathouse, please park in OIMB's lot or beside the Boat Basin and walk (about 100-200 yards) north past the SEA sign through the Coast Guard residence area to the road's end at the Boathouse Auditorium. For individuals with disabilities, contact our office at 541-260-7770 in advance to arrange transportation past the residences.