Cape Perpetua Fall/Winter
Speaker Series

Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held each Saturday at 10:00am, November – March (excluding holidays). Presentations include a variety of topics ranging from land to sea. Click here for more information on upcoming presentations.

Replays from past presentations:
A Deeper Understanding of Oregon’s Marine Reserves

A Deeper Understanding of Oregon’s Marine Reserves

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONJoin us as we get familiar with Oregon’s five marine reserve sites, look underwater at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve, and see what we’ve learned...

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Kelp to whales: indirect effects of a trophic cascade

Kelp to whales: indirect effects of a trophic cascade

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONKelp forests are dynamic ecosystems that provide crucial habitat for a myriad of species across all trophic levels of coastal food webs, including gray...

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Oregon’s Red Abalone

Oregon’s Red Abalone

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONOregon’s red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) have been the target of a recreational trophy fishery since the 1950s, but following a perfect storm of...

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Oregon Shellfish in an Acidified Ocean

Oregon Shellfish in an Acidified Ocean

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONChanges to the global atmosphere result in regional shifts in Oregon’s nearshore ocean conditions. As ocean waters throughout the Pacific Basin become...

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Cascadia: Ready or Not

Cascadia: Ready or Not

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONThe natural beauty of Oregon comes with the hazard of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami. Althea Rizzo will show you how to get...

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Saving Big Creek, Saving the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

Saving Big Creek, Saving the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONAndrea Scharf will talk about the history of the Big Creek campaign to stop development of a destination resort on the property and efforts to restore...

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King Tides in Your Neighborhood: Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

King Tides in Your Neighborhood: Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONCoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones and the Cape Perpetua Collaborative Communications Coordinator, Tara DuBois, kick off the 2021 – 2022 King...

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Diving the Pacific Northwest: The Hidden Beauty

Diving the Pacific Northwest: The Hidden Beauty

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONJoin Laura Tesler as she takes you on an underwater safari starting in British Columbia and traveling south along the coastline all the way down to...

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From Desert to Coast, the Case for Dark Skies

From Desert to Coast, the Case for Dark Skies

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONFor billions of years, night on Earth was lit only by the moon and stars, and life evolved under regular cycles of bright days and dark nights. All...

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The Amanda Trail: History, Significance & Bridging Gaps

The Amanda Trail: History, Significance & Bridging Gaps

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONThe Amanda Trail is a 25-year endeavor that created ripples throughout the Yachats Community. The Trail built greater awareness, understanding, and...

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Hiking the Central Oregon Coast

Hiking the Central Oregon Coast

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONThe roughly 30 miles of Oregon Coast between Waldport and Florence is a hiker’s dream: long, wide beaches, trails through old growth forest,...

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Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration Project

Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration Project

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONFivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration Project is a large-scale, multi-party endeavor on USFS land, involving the Forest Service – Siuslaw Institute –...

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Lichens and Lichen Bioindication Science

Lichens and Lichen Bioindication Science

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONDuring this presentation, Doug Glavich will give a brief introduction to lichens, survey some Coast Range lichen species, and explore some...

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Climate Change: Hoax or Apocalypse?

Climate Change: Hoax or Apocalypse?

This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. DESCRIPTIONDuring this interactive presentation, Andreas Schmittner will outline the scientific evidence for recently observed climate change, human and natural...

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