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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Yaquina Head for Teachers

Education Programs

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area offers a number of opportunities for educational groups. The 100-acre park hosts some of Oregon’s best tidepools, a 19th century lighthouse, an interpretive center and opportunities for birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and hiking. 

Throughout the year, classes may participate in a teacher-led activity. From April through mid-June, school groups can choose one of our standards-based ranger-led programs, offered for K-12 grade students. There is no entrance fee or a charge for any of the Yaquina Head educational programs, but reservations are mandatory.

For more information please contact: 
Meredith Matherly, Education Program Coordinator
Phone: 541-574-3122


With over 400,000 visitors a year, Yaquina Head becomes a very busy place. For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offers several reservation options for visiting school groups.

Ranger-led Education Programs: All spring, 2020 on-site school programs have been cancelled. Please contact the Education Coordinator if interested in virtual field trip options and resources.

Teacher-led Education Programs: Year Round. Teachers/Professors are welcome to explore Yaquina Head with their students by coming prepared with appropriate, supervised activities.

Flickr Album

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Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Winter Beach Safety

•  High winds yank car doors from hands and make walking difficult.
•  High surf leaves little beach exposed for walking.
•  Sneaker waves—sudden tidal surges—can strike at any time knocking walkers off their feet and into the cold Pacific.
•  Never turn your back on the ocean and keep children within arms' reach.