Annual Coastal Learning Symposium

"The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected"
-Ocean Literacy Principle #6

The Coastal Learning Symposium is an annual professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers and administrators in Lincoln County School District and beyond. The goal of this conference is to give K-12 educators and administrators content, activities, and resources to engage students in learning about the ocean. 

The presentations are chosen to provide educators of all grades and subject areas strategies for connecting kids to this defining feature of our planet that has such an immense impact on Oregon's economy, weather, and culture. Teachers, scientists, conservation professionals, and informal educators provide a diverse array of sessions to connect educators to our coastal resources.

2017 theme: Focus on Coastal Ecosystems
Morning sessions will provide content knowledge and lesson ideas from both scientists and educators for major coastal habitats, including estuaries, tidepools, rivers, and forests. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to explore these ecosystems with the experts at several natural areas across Lincoln County.

Please check out last year's Symposium Program to see the variety of sessions provided by educators, scientists and professionals. We hope you can join us in 2017!

If you have any questions about the Coastal Learning Symposium, please call or e-mail Sara Shaw Roberts at or (541) 867-3474 x5317.