Stop by our table at OMSI After Dark and learn about sea otters!
Join us on Wednesday, July 27th from 6-10pm to explore the science of surf, sand, and sunsets, all in one place. Deep dive into all things ocean to understand the fun and mystery that makes up the deep blue.
CURRENT COVID RULES At this time, entry to OMSI After Dark requires ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: — Proof of COVID vaccination (2 shots by Moderna/Pfizer or 1 shot by J&J) OR — Proof of a negative PCR or antigen COVID test taken in the prior 72 hours. Tests must be medically administered. At-home tests are not accepted.
Masks are optional for guests although we still highly encourage you to wear a mask and recommend you wear an N95 or KN95. We are limiting capacity to 1,200 guests.21+ Only | ID’s are required for entry.
Sea Otters: Bringing Oregon’s Climate Change Warriors Back with Bob Bailey, Elakha Alliance Board President and Chanel Hason, Elakha Alliance Director of Outreach and Community Relations and marine biologist
June 21, 2022 7-9PM, Doors @ 6PM McMenamins Kennedy School 736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Imagine spotting a raft of furry sea otters floating atop a thick bull kelp forest canopy along Oregon’s rocky coast, what a sight it would be! Sadly, sea otters have been an absent predator along the Oregon coast for over a century, due to being hunting to near extinction during the maritime fur trade. Their return to Oregon would be extremely beneficially culturally, economically, and ecologically. Previous sea otter reintroduction efforts have been successful in California, Washington, and British Columbia. Now, the Elakha Alliance is working towards returning these once native marine mammals back to OregonThe Elakha Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Oregon, made up of tribal, conservation, and non-profit leaders working towards returning sea otters to Oregon.
This talk will feature Chanel Hason, a marine biologist and Director of Outreach & Community Relations for the Elakha Alliance, highlight why sea otters are a keystone species in the nearshore marine ecosystem, and how that benefits climate change. The talk will also highlight the current status of sea otters returning to Oregon, with a summary from Elakha Alliance’s Board President, Bob Bailey regarding the results from their recently published Feasibility Study.
If you are unable to join us in person, you can join us on zoom. You must register in advance- Register Here.
What’s more Oregon than an otter-themed craft beer festival benefiting marine ecosystems?!
When: Saturday March 12th, 6:30pm-10:00pm Where: Oregon Museum of Science & Industry 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Join the Elakha Alliance for our 1st Annual Oregon Otter Beer Festival! Taste 13 unique otter themed beers from Oregon breweries, where the proceeds will be used to educate the public about the benefits to Oregon’s marine ecosystem of restoring sea otters as a keystone species. The Festival will also feature live music, local vendors, cashless bar, and a raffle for outstanding Door Prizes. We will be judging the beers based on a variety of categories, and awarding prizes at the end of the evening.Learn more about the participating breweries.
The Festival will take place indoors with limited capacity & Covid-19 safety protocols observed (outlined at the bottom of the page). The event will be for individuals 21+ only.
Ticket Sales Information:
Tickets for this event are sold out. If you already have secured your Festival tickets, you may still purchase additional drink tickets up until 3/11.
Drink Ticketsfor Festival Ticket Holders Only: $10 (for beer, wine, and cider)
Starting on Saturday, March 12, OMSI will drop the mask requirement for guests.
OMSI will strongly encourage guests to continue to wear masks – signage will be created but ultimately it will be optional
OMSI will continue to monitor case counts in the state to determine if we need to require guests to wear masks again
OMSI will continue to require masks for OMSI staff and vendors
If you are feeling sick or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
There are inherent risks involved when participating in in-person and public events, including risks associated with COVID-19. Participation in this event is voluntary and solely at a participant’s own risk, including risk of exposure, infection, and illness from COVID-19. Individuals should only participate to the extent that they are healthy and can comply with physical distancing and applicable federal, state, and local rules and restrictions.