180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Day to Get to
(Newport, Oregon) - It's a day to get inside the brains
of those who run the most advanced weather prediction and research facilities
in the world. It's a day of educational activities about the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Oregon Coast Aquarium,
happening Friday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The aquarium will host
activities that include an opportunity for visitors to meet with NOAA
scientists and representatives to learn about the products and services
a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce, was
formed in 1970 to warn of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guide
the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conduct research
to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment. NOAA's roots
date back to 1807, when the Nation’s first scientific agency, the
Survey of the Coast, was established. Since then, NOAA has emerged as
an international leader on scientific and environmental matters.
NOAA Day at the Aquarium will show what NOAA is doing in
the Northwest through its oceanic and atmospheric science programs. Representatives
of NOAA’s Fisheries Service, Ocean Service, Weather Service, NOAA
Research and Oregon Sea Grant will offer materials and information to
enhance our understanding of the planet.
are excited to be able to offer this experience to our visitors and teachers,”
said Sean Nolan, Aquarium Academic Programs Coordinator and event organizer.
“NOAA is an incredible but often overlooked branch of the government
that does amazing things to help us better understand the natural world.”
|Short Beach, next to Cape Meares
The responsibilities of the agency go from the surface
of the sun (Solar Observations) to the depths of the ocean floor (Ocean
Exploration). From weather forecasting, severe storm warnings and climate
monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting
marine commerce with nautical charts, tides and currents, NOAA plays a
vital role in the health of the nation’s economy.
“I’m delighted to support 'NOAA and Our Planet'
day at the Aquarium,” said retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher,
Ph.D., Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.
“It’s a great chance for the public to visit this wonderful
aquarium and to meet NOAA scientists and learn more about our products
|Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport,
Oregon. www.aquarium.org. 541.867.3474
"NOAA & Our Planet." Friday, August 22. 9
a.m. - 6 p.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will
hold a day of educational activities. This is an opportunity for visitors
to meet with NOAA scientists and representatives to learn about the products
and services NOAA produces to help our every day lives.
Free, with admission to aquarium.
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
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at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific,
Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history
The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family
fun & broad, sandy beaches
A mysterious lighthouse, upscale
yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and
Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway
Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook
& an oceanfront ghost town
The hidden secret of the coast: Cape
Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden
cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling
bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses
Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged &
A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy