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Yaquina Head Natural Area

For Teachers

Education Programs

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area offers a number of opportunities for educational groups wishing to visit. The 100 acre park hosts a 19th century lighthouse, some of Oregon’s best tide pools, an exceptional Interpretive Center, and occasion for birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and hiking.

Throughout the year, classes may participate in a Group Discovery Tour, where teachers and chaperones lead students in various activities or sites throughout the park. In the springtime (April through mid-June), school groups can choose one of our Ranger-Led Tide Pool Programs, where theme-based programs are offered for 3rd through 8th grade students. For grades where no ranger-led program is offered, Teacher-led Tide Pool Programs may be scheduled, dependent upon space availability.


With over 300,000 visitors a year, Yaquina Head can be a very busy place. For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offers different reservation options for visiting school groups.

Plan a Field Trip

A number of tools are available to help you plan your visit including: Suggested Activities for School Groups, Park Brochure and Map, What to Expect Videos, etc.

Curriculum and Activities

A number of resources are available to help learn about Yaquina Head's unique historical and natural features.

Helpful Resources

Helpful links, articles and other tools to help you learn more about Yaquina Head and the surrounding area.