Throughout summer, Bullards Beach State Park near Bandon presents a series of evening talks on a myriad of topics that relate to the area. Here is a schedule for August, held at either the Meeting Yurt or the Amphitheater at Bullards Beach State Park:
Tuesday, August 20th – U.S. Coast Guard
Guest Speaker: USCG Station Coos Bay & Sector North Bend
7:00pm in the Amphitheater
Meet our local Coast Guard personnel from Station Coos Bay and Sector North Bend together. Hear how they support their missions and accomplish a variety of duties as they stand watch over our dynamic and sometimes dangerous Coast.
Wednesday, August 21st – Crabbing and Clamming
Guest Speaker: Kendall Smith / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt
What are crabs and clams all about and how can you come home with your limit? Dig up the details on the best spots to crab and clam in Coos County.
Thursday, August 22nd – Tsunami Disaster Preparedness
Guest Speaker: Mike Murphy / 7:00pm in the Meeting Yurt
Learn how to prepare for a tsunami and other disasters. What’s in your bug-out bag?
Friday, August 23rd – Owls of the Oregon Coast
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Bauer / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater
Reveal the mysterious behaviors and habits of the Oregon Coast Owls and the vital role they play in our ecosystem.
Saturday, August 24th – Lost but Found, Safe and Sound
Guest Speaker: Jeanette Sinclair / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater
Meet rescue dogs and their handlers. Learn what goes into a search and rescue, and how you can be found safe and sound. **No Dogs Allowed, Please**
Tuesday, August 27th – Life on the Coquille—When the River was the Road
Guest Speaker: Jim Proehl / 7:30pm in the Amphitheater
This program explores the steamboat era on the Coquille River and explores the communities and industries that grew up along the river. Bandon Historical Museum volunteer Jim Proehl builds this presentation on photographs from the museum’s collection.
Wednesday, August 28th – Oregon Old Time Fiddlers
6:00 – 7:30pm in the Amphitheater
Old time music and fiddling with audience participation. It is fun for the whole family.
Thursday, August 29th – Bandon Beach Treasures
Guest Speaker: The Andrist Family / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater
Uncover the rocks, fossils and petrified wood found on our beaches and learn how to identify them.
Friday, August 30th – Who Eats Who; what about you?
Guest Speaker: Rob Brazie / 7:30pm in the Amphitheater
You may have missed Shark Week, but Predator Night is coming soon. Learn what predators roam the woods and swim the ocean, what they eat, and if they could they be hunting you. Beach Ranger Rob Brazie worked with mountain lions, bears, wolves and other predators during his career with Idaho Fish and Game. Come learn about what goes bump in the night, and what to do if you find your self face to face with Lions, tigers and bears (Oh my!).
Saturday, August 31st – Tales of the Cemetery
Guest Speaker: Jim Proehl / 7:00pm in the Amphitheater
Did you know there is a cemetery hidden in Bullards Beach? Find out who is buried there and hear the story of how Bullards Beach became a State Park.