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Each term, Oregon Coast Community College presents a compelling lineup of non-credit, affordable and inspiring Community Education courses. 

 

Spring 2022 Community Education Lineup  |  April – June, 2022

Courses listed in order they appear in Catch the Wave’

Face coverings: Spring ’22

Face coverings are optional at OCCC for the Spring 2022 term. Complimentary face-coverings will be available at the entrance to each OCCC facility throughout the term for those who wish to wear them. 

FULL - Beginning Guitar

Beginning Guitar

Beginning Guitar Instruction 

Beginning and intermediate students receive group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction at times, according to musical interests and level of ability. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation. This Spring, discover why Richard’s guitar class is among the first classes to fill each term.

INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS 
THUR, APRIL 7 – JUNE 9 • 6 – 8 PM • $75 
LINCOLN CITY
Sorry, class is full.

Zen Meditation

Zen Meditation

Just below the chatter of our minds lies the deep pool of tranquility. Do you know it? Would you like to?  

INSTRUCTOR: JOE ARMENIO 
SESSION 1 WED, APRIL 6 – APRIL 20 • 5:30 – 7 PM • $35 
SESSION 2 WED, MAY 4 – MAY 18 • 5:30 – 7 PM • $35 
NEWPORT 
REGISTER HERE

Plant-Based Lifestyle

You Can Live a Plant-Based Lifestyle

Imagine if we could make a lifestyle change that would significantly reduce our risk of developing diseases like stroke, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, while potentially eradicating the threat of about 70 percent of future global pandemics? Now, imagine if this same lifestyle change could also significantly reduce greenhouse gases and slash air, water, and soil pollution – all while being the ultimate solution to saving our planet’s fellow species from habitat loss and extinction. “Believe it or not,” says our instructor, “there is a solution, and this class will place you on the pathway to good health and a sustainable future.”

INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL STOUT 
FRIDAYS, APRIL 29 – MAY 13 • NOON – 2 PM • $35 
LINCOLN CITY  
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Creativity Boot Camp

Creativity Boot Camp

Do you ever say to yourself: “I wish I were more creative”? Creativity is a learnable skill, and amping up your creative thinking skillset can help you better problem-solve at work and at home. Embark on a creative journey with the Creativity Boot Camp, a short two-hour class to give you the tools you need to enter a more creative mindset. 

In this class, you learn what creativity is, and what foundational skills and experiences you’ll need to grow your own creativity. You’ll learn tools and exercises to train your mind to think more creatively. You’ll also learn how lead a group brainstorming session. Attendees will come away with a set or information sheets and worksheets to continue their creative journey. 

Instructor Paul Schuytema has worked as an entrepreneur, economic developer, writer, teacher, software developer, computer game designer, concert promoter, musician, and creativity trainer. He taught the Creativity Boot Camp at the international Game Developers Conference for over a dozen years and was a presenter at the World Creativity Symposium at Wake Forest University. 

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL SCHUYTEMA 
WED, APRIL 20 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
LINCOLN CITY • $30
REGISTER HERE

THUR, APRIL 21 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
NEWPORT$30
REGISTER HERE

Sleep Well, Be Well

Sleep Well! Be Well!  

Each of our bodily systems rely upon our ability to get adequate sleep to function properly. By contrast, quality sleep occurs when we have a functional balance within our bodily systems. Most sleep disorders are symptoms of a disruption within one or more of these bodily systems. This class explores our most common sleep disorders and their origins. By modifying our lifestyle choices, we can achieve a balance between good sleep and overall wellness.

INSTRUCTOR: MICHAEL STOUT 
FRIDAYS, MAY 6 & MAY 13
3 PM – 5 PM • $35 
LINCOLN CITY 
REGISTER HERE

FULL - Gyotaku - Fish Printing

Gyotaku: Japanese Art of Fish Printing    

Gyotaku is the Japanese art of fish printing.  At its core, Gyotaku uses the actual fish to achieve a detailed image of the specimen.  During this introductory two-hour session, students will gain an appreciation of the art’s history, print a variety of fish species, and learn techniques to paint fish eyes.  This workshop is technique-driven and focuses on refining each print through critiquing and reviewing each print.  Participants should come with a spirit of adventure and anticipation.  Materials fee covers cost of harvesting fresh fish as well as paints, papers, etc. 

INSTRUCTOR: BRUCE KOIKE 
THUR, APRIL 28 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM • $20  
$30 MATERIALS FEE • LINCOLN CITY  
Sorry, Lincoln City session is full.

THUR, MAY 19 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM • $20
$30 MATERIALS FEE • NEWPORT  
Sorry, Newport session is full. 

Knitting

Beginning Knitting  

This is a class for the brand-new knitter and for anyone who wants to refresh their skills.  You will learn to cast on, work knit and purl stitches, work increase and decrease stitches, bind off, read a knitting pattern, and dye wool yarn using Kool-Aid and a microwave oven.  We will talk about sources of information about knitting patterns, techniques, tools, and materials, and how to choose yarn for a project.  Finally, you will learn how to use blocking to give your projects a professional appearance.  The class project will be knitting a pair of fingerless mitts (or another project of your choice). Class limit of 10.

INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL YODER 
THUR, APRIL 7 – APRIL 21 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM • $45   • MATERIALS FEE $10 
LINCOLN CITY  
Sorry, class is full. 

 Intermediate Knitting  

This is a class for knitters with basic skills (cast on, bind off, knit stitch, purl stitch) who want to build on those skills.  You will learn about alternative methods for casting on, and where each is useful; using knit and purl stitches to create texture; how to knit cables; knitting in the round using a circular needle and using double-pointed needles (useful for making hats and socks); following knitting patterns and charts; and using increases and decreases to shape knitting.  The class project will be a knitted hat or cowl, incorporating cables, textured stitches, and shaping (or other project of your choice).  Students are encouraged to buy their own yarn for this class (approximately 100 g of worsted weight wool, wool blend, or good quality acrylic in any color). Class limit of 10.  

INSTRUCTOR: RACHEL YODER 
THUR, MAY 5 – MAY 19 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM • $45         
MATERIALS FEE $10  • LINCOLN CITY  
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FULL - Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts & More

Estate Planning:
Wills, Trusts & More    

Will your estate plan cause hurt and dissension in your family? This short course will address fundamental issues involved in creating an effective estate plan.  The class teaches you the strategies needed for effective management of your assets as you age (including during periods of incapacity), and guidelines for the appropriate disposition of assets upon death.  Content of the class involves a discussion of the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.  We will also consider questions of planning that include IRA’s and other retirement assets. 

INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN HAGGERTY 
TUES, APRIL 19 – MAY 3 •  9 – 11 AM • $35 
NEWPORT  
Sorry, class is full. 

Digital Photography

Digital Photography: The Basics  

Learn about the use of the mode dial, and the different menus. Learn the meaning of the camera icons and how to use them properly to take different types of photos. Learn how to transfer photographs to a computer. Learn basic photo composition and creative uses of a digital camera for taking portraits, landscapes, wildlife photography, documentation of current events and much more. Saturday field trip optional. 

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS 
WED, APRIL 20 – MAY 4 • 3 – 5 PM • $50 
LINCOLN CITY   
Sorry, class is closed.

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics 

This class is for those who wish to learn even more about their Digital Single-Lens Reflex, (DSLR) interchangeable lens camera. In this class, features such as Program, Aperture, Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual modes will be explored. The class will also cover f/stop, exposure, shutter speed, white balance, and bracketing. This class will teach organization of photographs after a photo shoot. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip/photo shoot to practice all the topics covered in class. Students will provide their own transportation and meet at the shoot location.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS 
WED, MAY 18 – JUNE 1 • 3 – 5 PM • $50 
LINCOLN CITY  
Sorry, class is closed.

Introduction to Improv

Introduction to Improv 

Have you ever been tongue-tied on a date or during a job interview?  Have you ever wanted to be better at thinking on your feet?  In this class, you will learn basic improvisational skills that you can apply to acting as well as life situations. Come join us while we learn how to expand our communication skills both verbally and physically.  This is an activity-based class with minimal lectures, involving short scene work and games as a group and with partners in a fun and supportive environment. 

INSTRUCTOR: LEWIS SMITH 
MON, APRIL 11 – MAY 23 • 5 – 6 PM • $45 
LINCOLN CITY  
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Tahitian Drumming

Tahitian Drumming

Transport yourself to the Polynesian Island of Tahiti while discovering your inner drummer.  In this course, you will learn several traditional pehe (rhythms) on the toere, a log drum.  We will start with the basic rudiments of Tahitian drumming and then explore the different parts that go into each pehe.  We will also incorporate other drums that complete the ensemble: the pahu (bass drum), fa’atete (tom tom) and Pahu tupa’i (tall drum). Though this course will focus on traditional pehe, there will be opportunities to explore more modern applications of the drum as well as open jamming. 

INSTRUCTOR: LEWIS SMITH 
MON, APRIL 11 – MAY 23 • 6:30 – 7:30 PM • $45 
LINCOLN CITY  
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FULL - Oil Painting: Wet-on-Wet Method

Oil Painting Using the Wet-on-Wet Method: Spring Scene

Learn how to paint an oil painting using the wet-on-wet method. This method begins with painting the entire canvas with a light coat of oil paint for an easy blending technique. Learn how easy it is to blend and detail as you go, even if you currently do not have any drawing capabilities. 

INSTRUCTOR: GEORGINA NIELSEN 
FRI, APRIL 8 – MAY 13
3 PM – 5 PM • $75
MATERIALS FEE $30 
NO CLASS APRIL 22   
WALDPORT  
Sorry, class is full. 

General Drawing Skills

General Drawing Skills 

New or returning to drawing and art making? This course will help facilitate fundamental drawing skills that can be used to have fun, make fine art drawings as well as prep work for painting projects. We will go over tone, perspective, basic design & composition and drawing from life.  

Recommended tools: a basic drawing kit, ruler and a pad of drawing paper is a good idea. A #2 pencil and printer paper will work too. 

INSTRUCTOR: SEAN HOLLENHORS 
SAT, APRIL 23 – MAY 21 • 10:30 – 12:30 PM • $50
WALDPORT  
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FULL - CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team 

The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced. 

About The CERT Training Class: 

If available, emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to handle emergencies. Following a catastrophic disaster, however, you and your community may be isolated for an extended period for a myriad of reasons, including the size of the area affected, inoperable communications systems, or unpassable roads. CERT Basic Training prepares you to help yourself and help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using your CERT training to save lives and protect property. This training covers basic skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not available. With training and practice, and by working as a team, you will be able to protect yourself and maximize your capability to help the greatest number of people after a disaster. 

INSTRUCTOR: DAVID JAMIESON 
THURS, APRIL 21 – JUNE 9 • 6 PM – 8 PM 
LINCOLN CITY  
Sorry, class is full.

FULL - Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg for Beginners

An exciting tile game that came to the U.S.A. in the 1920s, Mah Jongg is played by 4 players all striving independently to create a successful hand from 152 tiles. The class will be taught to National Mah Jongg League standards. After a couple of classes, we will be learning as we play!   

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH 
TUE, APRIL 5 – MAY 10 • 1 PM – 2:30 PM • $60 
NEWPORT  
Sorry, class is closed.

Perusing Poetry, with Paul

Perusing Poetry, with Paul  

We’ll work on and explore poetry. April is National Poetry Month. This year, on the 25th anniversary, in this time of uncertainty and great concern, Paul Haeder will work with natural born Coastal poets in a workshop style to assist students in finding the poet inside. This will be about writing for discovery – about our own offerings, our wisdom, uplifting ideas, and language that prompts reflection that can help us slow down and center mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Haeder is projects editor for Cirque Journal, which comes out twice a year, and features writers and visual artists of the Northwest, from Canada. We’ll see what words students conjure up to be both reflective and playful in this time of major shifts. Maybe the goal is to get something published in a literary magazine . . . somewhere else. The reality: Haeder has worked with a plethora of students around the country and in other countries. Haeder finds that poetry “lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” (Percy Bysshe Shelley, from A Defense of Poetry and Other Essays.). He’s taught in prisons, in gang-prevention programs, colleges and continuing education sessions. 

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL HAEDER 
TUES, APRIL 12 – MAY 31 • 2 pm – 3:30 PM • $60 
WALDPORT  
Sorry, registration is closed.

Family History

Discovering Your Family’s Story:
Family History Research for Beginners  

Who are you? What makes you, you? We all carry bits and pieces of DNA from our ancestors, but we also hold our ancestors’ culture, beliefs, and values. What do you know about your ancestors? Quite often, we don’t know much, if anything, about our family further back than a generation or two. Unless your ancestry is 100 percent Native American, your forebears left your family’s ancestral home. Why did they come? What hardships did they face? Have you ever wondered how their lives and their fates have affected your aspirations in life and the way you view the world? This six-week course will help you begin your journey to discovering your family’s story and provide you with tools to further your family research. In the process of learning about your ancestors, you will learn more about yourself and what makes you, you!  

In this class, you will learn how to build a family tree and organize your information, become familiar with various genealogical websites that can assist you in your research, and learn how to access public records. These include census reports, Native American census and research documents, immigration and naturalization records, military records, and birth, marriage, and death records. In addition, you will learn the importance of networking with other family researchers through genealogical websites and how DNA testing can be a helpful research tool.  Luckily for us, there are many Internet resources available for research. We will be dedicating part of the class time for hands-on learning in a computer lab to assist you in getting started in your research.   

FACILITATED BY: LINCOLN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF OREGON  
FRI, APRIL 8 – MAY 20 • NO CLASS APRIL 22 • 1 – 4 PM • $40 • MATERIALS FEE $10 
NEWPORT  
REGISTER HERE

FULL - Beginning Ceramics

Beginning Ceramics

General introduction to fundamental ceramic skills and clay experience to foster artistic growth. Students will learn techniques for hand building without the use of the potter’s wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil, and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln.  Two classes per week for four weeks, 8 sessions total. Students may have additional studio time within our regular business hours or on Tuesday nights from 5pm-9pm, for the duration of the course. Class is held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Students purchase their own clay and tools at a cost of $35, on the first day of class. 

INSTRUCTOR: ANDREA PARIS  
TUES. & THURS., APRIL 5 – APRIL 28 • 1 – 3 PM
$80    MATERIALS FEE $35 
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER 
Sorry, class is full. 

Full - Watercolor

Watercolor

Students will learn and practice skills in watercolor painting. We’ll practice using different tools and techniques to create layering effects for depth in subjects inspired by nature, and we’ll focus on skills for painting outdoors or in a travel journal. Over the 6 weeks, we’ll add techniques to build up to one or two final paintings, per student’s choice. Class studio time includes group reflection and instructor support and feedback to improve skills. Materials list provided or students may purchase materials from instructor.

INSTRUCTOR: JEN HERNANDEZ 
WED, APRIL 13 – MAY 18 • 9:30 AM – 11 AM • $85
$25 MATERIALS FEE
NEWPORT  
Sorry, class is full. 

Expressive Acrylic Painting

Expressive Acrylic Painting  

Get into color with this expressive acrylic painting class! Students will practice painting with acrylic to create images inspired by nature, portraits, and abstract composition. We’ll use different tools and techniques to achieve effects with acrylic that dazzle, with references including animals, plants, human-made objects, and a progressive painting practice that will tap into inner creativity. Paint big or small, this class is perfect for beginners and artists looking for a little more practice. Materials list provided or students may purchase materials from instructor. 

INSTRUCTOR: JEN HERNANDEZ 
WED, APRIL 13 – MAY 18 • 12 -1:30 PM • $85 • $25 Materials fee.
NEWPORT  
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Real Estate Broker's License

Real Estate Broker’s License 

Have you tried studying independently (and alone) for your Real Estate Broker’s License test? All too often, independent study grinds on for months and months longer than you planned. This class is designed to keep you and your classmates on track, week in and week out, as you work as a group and independently towards preparing to successfully take your Real Estate Broker License test. Start in April and take your test before the start of summer! There are cheaper independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom that one gets what one pays for. The first class will start Thursday, April 7 and will meet each Thursday night from 5:30-8:30 for 10 weeks. June 9 will be the last Thursday class, and there will be one Saturday class on June 11, from 9-5. The Saturday class is a review day. 

NEW DATE: THURS, APRIL 7 – JUNE 9 & SAT CLASS JUNE 11 • 5:30 – 8:30 PM • $600 
LIVE, VIA ZOOM  
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Real Estate Property Management

Real Estate Property Management Course  

This course introduces the Oregon real estate property manager to licensing laws and rules including statutes within ORS696 pertaining to property management and OAR863. The course is designed to get you prepared to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This is the fastest way to qualify to take the exam, which covers the role of property managers, tenant relations, fair housing, lease agreements and more. You must attend all evening class sessions and have online capacity to complete the self-study portion of this course. Students who pass this course are prepared to take the proctored Oregon Property Manager License exam, which is a required step to becoming a licensed property manager through the State of Oregon. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe real estate laws and rules that protect the Oregon consumer in need of property management services provided by a licensed property manager. This course is taught by an experienced Property Manager. For additional information call 503-551-4467. All materials provided. 

INSTRUCTOR: STAFF
TUE, APRIL 12 – MAY 24 • 6 – 8 PM • $550 
LIVE, VIA ZOOM  
REGISTER HERE

FULL - Mosaic

Coastal Mosaic Suncatcher

Learn the basics of glass-on-glass mosaic with a small project to brighten your window! Templates of 8” square aquatic-themed designs will be provided, or you can relax into abstract use of colorful stained glass. You’ll get a grouting demo in class so you can complete that step at home with provided grout after the glue has cured. All materials and use of tools provided. 

INSTRUCTOR: JOANNE DASCHEL MOSAIC ARTIST 
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 • 10 AM – 3 PM • $85 
LINCOLN CITY  
Sorry, class is full.

FULL - Pickleball

Pickleball Basics  

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Lincoln City Pickleball Club to offer an exciting six-week class. Pickleball basics will dive into the rules, fundamentals, and strategy of the fastest growing sport in America. The six-week course will help learn the basic of the game as well as build camaraderie with fellow players. Open to players at all levels.   

Registration will be online, by phone, or in-person through the Parks & Rec and Community Center.

April 16 – May 21 
Max 16 participants 
LINCOLN CITY COMMUNITY CENTER • 541-994-3031
Sorry, class is full.

FULL - Cooking With Steve: Two Classes

Mezze Party  

Join Chef Steve and learn to cook some Middle Eastern classics. From classic humus to lamb kafta. These dishes are perfect for sharing or as part of a multi course dinner. These bright, fresh flavors are a great way to welcome in the beginning of Spring. 

INSTRUCTOR: STEVE SPRAGUE 
THURSDAY, APRIL 21 • 5:30 – 7 PM • $30 • MATERIALS FEE $10 
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER 
Sorry, class is full. 

Springtime in France

What says springtime more than asparagus? How about asparagus with delicate white fish and a rich mushroom sauce? A French classic that takes full advantage of seasonal produce. Plus, you never know what else might show up in the market: fresh fava beans, pea shoots, garlic scapes and more. The variety of produce inspires both cooks and eaters alike. 

INSTRUCTOR: STEVE SPRAGUE 
THURSDAY, MAY 19 • 5:30 – 7 PM • $30 • MATERIALS FEE $15 
LINCOLN CITY CULTURAL CENTER 
Sorry, class is full. 

Gardening

Real Gardeners Believe Anything Can Become a Container 

Come join Mary Jane Bonelitz, Lincoln County Master Gardener and learn to turn almost anything into a container to grow flowers or vegetables.  Learn how success growing in containers is dependent on a few basic principles, a good foundation and some TLPC (tender loving plant care). Come join in the fun and perhaps leave with a prize.  

INSTRUCTOR: MARY JANE BONELITZ 
TUESDAY, APRIL 26 • 10 – 11:30 AM • $10  
LINCOLN CITY  
REGISTER HERE

Become a Lifeguard

Become a Lifeguard: CPR/AED/First Aid Course 

Join the Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Team for fun, rewarding Spring and Summer work at the Lincoln City Community Center Pool. Your first step is to become a lifeguard, through this class. (Others are welcome to register for the class, too.)

Course Times: 
Apr. 1 – 4-8pm (Intro and prerequisites) 
Apr. 2 – 9am-5pm (w/lunch break) 
Apr. 8 – 4-8pm 
Apr. 9 – 9am-5pm (w/lunch break) 

Prerequisites/requirements for passing:  
• Must be 15 years of age by the last day of class 
• Online course work completed before start of class (approx. 7 hours) 
• Swim 300 yards, continuously swimming breaststroke and/or front crawl
• Tread water for two minutes using only legs 
• Complete a timed event within 1 min. 40 sec.  
• Start in the water and swim 20 yards 
• Surface dive to a depth of 7-10 ft and retrieve a 10lb. brick. Return to surface and swim back to starting point with both hands on the object. Keeping the face at or near the surface. Exit the water without using ladder or steps.  

For more information, or to register for the class, contact the Parks & Recreation front desk at 541-994-2131.

INSTRUCTOR: LCCC STAFF
LINCOLN CITY COMMUNITY CENTER    APRIL 1-2 & 8-9 (All one class) 
COST: $160 (includes Red Cross certification fee; valid for two years)    Register at LCCC; 541-994-2131

FULL - Mussel Harvesting

Mussel Harvesting Mussel Harvesting

Wow your visitors this spring with a trip to the beach to harvest, then prepare, a dinner of tasty, nutritious mussels!

This class, appropriately held this year on Earth Day, even showcases an easy, foolproof recipe. (If you’re lucky, you can prepare and sample the dish right there on the beach.)  Participants will also discuss environmental stewardship and safety with regards to harvesting.  

What to Bring: 

• Valid Oregon Shellfish License 
• Small bucket or canvas bag for collecting mussels 
• Suitable footwear (shoes/boots) for walking on rocks and the beach in the intertidal zone 
• Gloves (if you have them) 
• Warm clothes, as it can get cold near the water 

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL ROBERTSON 
EARTH DAY – FRIDAY, APRIL 22 • 11 – 1 PM • $20
LINCOLN CITY  
Sorry, class is full. 

Our Imperiled Sea Webinar

Our imperiled sea: Combating Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia 

Audubon Society of Lincoln City invites you to explore how climate change is affecting our ocean environment. These changes not only threaten the ecological balance of marine life, but also put our food supply and many livelihoods at risk. Lincoln City Audubon, in partnership with Oregon Coast Community College, is presenting a series of webinars on how our oceans are changing and ways to build resiliency. The inaugural webinar on April 26 examines climate changes to ocean water quality, known as ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH).    Oregon was one of the first places in the world where scientists observed ocean acidification, evidenced by weakened shells in the shellfish growing industry. Low oxygen levels, or hypoxia, compound the problem. 

Dr. Charlotte Whitefield works at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) as the Department’s first dedicated OAH staff member.

INSTRUCTOR: DR. CHARLOTTE R. WHITEFIELD,
OREGON DEPT. OF FISH & WILDLIFE, NEWPORT
TUES, APRIL 26 • 6:30 – 7:30 PM • FREE 

iNaturalist & The Wrack Line Project

iNaturalist & the Wrack Line: Crowd-Sourcing Environmental Data 

This workshop will introduce you to iNaturalist, a free smartphone and online platform that aids users in identifying all manner of plants, animals, and fungi. We will cover how it is currently being used in the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve in a citizen-science, crowd-sourced, research project.  Using the computing power of AI , learn how you can aid science in studying what is washing ashore at the high tide line of the beach, and how it relates to changes to our ocean and climate.  The Wrack Line Project is an initiative of the Coastal Climate Change + Community Art Science and Tradition Project (4CASTproject.org), a partnership between OSU Marine Studies Initiative, USFS, ODFW, The Nature Conservancy, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the Cascade Head Biosphere Collaborative.  The course will be co-presented by Paul Robertson, MSc, Staff Scientist & Project and Communication Manager for the Cascade Head Biosphere, and Will Cotton, with the Oregon Coast Aquarium. 

INSTRUCTORS: PAUL ROBERTSON AND WILL COTTON
MON, APRIL 18, 6 – 7:30 PM • IN CLASS LINCOLN CITY  
THUR, APRIL 21, 11 – 1 PM • IN FIELD / IN PERSON • FREE 
REGISTER HERE

Kite-Making and Flying

Kite Making… and Flying!

In this two-session class, participants will utilize a proven no-sew method to create their own unique, durable Tyvek kite. The first session includes design, concept, and painting. In the second session, you will construct your kite. Taught by Lincoln City kite company owners, Ronda Brewer and Lindsey Johnson, the class promises to be fun, interesting, creative, and stimulating. The class is to be held just before the Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival, and participants will be invited to bring their creations to join in the festivities and to fly their creations as one of Ronda’s Rookies! Participants will be invited to join Ronda on the beach during the Kite Festival as one of “Ronda’s Rookies” flying their creations. As one of “Ronda’s Rookies” you will be invited to participate in a Rokkaku kite battle with Ronda, Four-time American Kite Flyers Association Rokkaku Kite Battle Champion.

Instructors: Lindsey Johnson & Ronda Brewer
June 1 and 8 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Bring a sack lunch!
$30 • Plus $35 materials fee
Lincoln City 
REGISTER HERE

Birding Basics

Birding Basics

Do you find yourself listening to an odd chirp while walking or gardening? Are you fascinated by the random rustlings in the bushes? Do you notice and enjoy the birds in your world, but wish you knew more about these clever and busy neighbors? This is just the class for you! Participants will learn how birds behave so it will be easier to find, watch, and identify the type you are seeing. Bird identification, adaptions, and habitat will be introduced. Birds of the Oregon Coast will be our focus during this 2-week class. Participants will have access to bird guides and binoculars and will learn how to use them. The final trip of the class will be a field trip to identify birds in the area.

INSTRUCTORS: CAREN WILLOUGHBY & LAURA DOYLE
TUES. & THURS., JUNE 6 – JUNE 16 • 1:30 – 3 PM • $40 + MATERIALS FEE $10
LINCOLN CITY
REGISTER HERE

Into to Sea Kayaking

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Learn the basics of sea kayaking with coaching from a highly trained instructors. This class will cover basic information about kayaks, equipment and topics related to kayak safety. Then we’ll move to the water, where instruction will include basic rescue skills, a variety of paddle strokes, boat maneuvering, and considerations when planning a kayak trip. A wetsuit/drysuit is required. All other equipment (kayaks, paddles, life jackets, etc) will be provided.

Instructors: Thomas Murphy & Brian Getting
Presented by the Oregon Boating Foundation
Dates & Locations: April 23, 2022 10 AM – 12 PM – Toledo Community Pool
April 23, 2022 1PM – 3 PM – Olalla Reservoir
April 30, 2022 10 AM – 2 PM – OBF Boathouse at Port Dock 7 in Newport.
Max number of participants: 4
Cost: $150 per person
REGISTER by EMAILING: director@oregonboatingfoundation.org

 

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DISABILITIES

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Vice President for Student Affairs. To initiate support services, please contact Andres Oroz, Vice President for Student Affairs, at 541-867-8511. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Andres Oroz, Vice President for Student Affairs
or
Joy Gutknecht, Human Resources Manager

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 

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