"Coordinate with the Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Marine Discovery Tours, and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to align science curriculum, giving LCSD students an opportunity to be the best prepared oceanic science students in the country."

Lincoln County School District Strategic Plan 2012-2017


Lincoln County is fortunate to not only be a beautiful coastal area but to also have an immense number of marine industries, scientists and educational institutions. The Lincoln County School District recognizes that this is a unique asset that has not always been utilized fully to benefit students. Partnerships were created to remedy this lost opportunity and a shared vision was formed.

Our Mission is to make local coastal environments and communities an integrating context for learning across all grades and subjects.

The goals of the LCSD Ocean Literacy Initiative are to:
  • Create global stewards by connecting students to the ocean through curriculum related to the natural and human community they live in
  • Give educators and administrators the support, resources, and professional development necessary to provide high-quality instruction in ocean content
  • Sustain partnerships with community partners that reflect the science, tourism, fishing, and other industries in our area so students may better apply their understanding of concepts

While starting at a local level, we hope that Lincoln County will serve as a model for Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.




Recent Announcements

  • REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THIS YEAR’S COASTAL LEARNING SYMPOSIUM! October 12-13, 2018 -- Newport Middle School This year, the Coastal Learning Symposium – Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual teachers conference – is teaming up with the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA ...
    Posted Jun 15, 2018, 11:08 AM by Sara Roberts
  • Cape Perpetua: A Collaboration in Conservation Through a unique collaboration, partners have come together in a coordinated fashion to build capacity for outreach, education, data sharing and management initiatives associated in and around the Cape Perpetua ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:20 PM by Sara Roberts
  • Finding Fish! Teachers on the Estuary workshop This training will be held over three summer days of science on the Oregon Coast with South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve! The Reserve is offering a hands-on, interactive ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:16 PM by Sara Roberts
  • Resources for teaching about marine pollution World Oceans Day is June 8th, and this year’s theme is “Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.” NOAA is encouraging our partners and visitors to ...
    Posted May 29, 2018, 1:22 PM by Sara Roberts
  • Building Research Skills in K-12 Students: The Virginia Scientists and Educators Alliance WEBINAR: Building Research Skills in K-12 Students: The Virginia Scientists and Educators AllianceMay 31, 2018, 12-1pm PacificEducators from the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in ...
    Posted May 23, 2018, 9:38 AM by Sara Roberts
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