Annual Coastal Learning Symposium

The Coastal Learning Symposium is an annual professional development opportunity for educators in Lincoln County School District and beyond. The goal of this conference is to give educators content, activities, and resources to engage students in learning about the ocean and coast. Workshops will provide content knowledge and lesson ideas from both scientists and educators for major coastal habitats, including estuaries, tidepools, rivers, forests, and more. Participants also explore these ecosystems with the experts at nearby field trip sites.


October 12-13, 2018 – Newport, OR

We are proud to be partnering with Oregon Science Teachers Association to offer a joint conference in 2018!

For more information and to register, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my transport/parking options at the event?

There is ample parking available at Newport Middle School, which will serve as our "home base".

Do I need to register for workshops ahead of time?

You do not need to register for workshops, but you will need to register separately for the Saturday "Deep Dive" workshops, field trips, and other special events via the OSTA website:

I'm an LCSD teacher. Can I get in for free?

Yes! As always, we welcome all certified Lincoln County School District teachers to attend for free. You should have received an email with the special registration page for LCSD. If not, please contact using your LCSD email address to get the address and the code.

Are there hotel rooms available for the event?

Yes. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn Newport from October 11-13th. Prices are $97.32 for 1 King bed, or $105.32 for 2 queen beds, single or double occupancy. Extra person would be $10. To access the conference rate, call 541-265-6203 to make your reservations and mention the Oregon Science Teachers Association.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You should bring your Order Confirmation with you, or be prepared to view it on your phone, tablet, or other device.

Can I get a refund if I can no longer attend?

Yes, you can receive a refund up to one week before the event. Contact us at or call 541-867-3474 ext. 5317.