Several places along the Oregon coast offer on-site interpretive programs that give you the opportunity to learn more about rocky shore species and their habitats. Several have a touch tank and other fun educational opportunities.

Some Oregon State Parks offer tidepool walks or have a seasonal on-site roving ranger, including but possibly not limited to those listed on this page. Check out the regularly updated Oregon State Parks events page on the main website for details.

For a virtual tour of a tidepool with an Oregon State Parks ranger, visit the multimedia "Watch and Listen" section of this site.

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A roving interpretive ranger shares interesting details about mussel beds with a beach visitor.