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Bullards Beach State Park amphitheater

Entrance to Bullards Beach State Park amphitheater.

BANDON — Bullards Beach State Park continues its summer programs for 2018. The programs run from 7-8 p.m. through Sept. 1, Tuesdays through Saturdays, with the exception of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, who will play from 2-3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. The programs are held in either the amphitheater or the meeting yurt and are free and open to the public.

Carpooling or parking at the east side picnic area and walking into the campground is encouraged to avoid parking issues and traffic congestion. Allow enough time if walking in. 

Bullards also has a top-notch Junior Ranger program that runs from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays throughout the summer. On Saturdays, the Junior Rangers take part in a bicycle parade. They have a chance to decorate their bikes and learn bike safety before the parade, then they ride throughout the park. All children are welcome.

This week's programs:

Thursday, July 19, meeting yurt - "Crabbing and Clamming" with Jim Heinrich. What are crab 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.

Friday, July 20, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall, who will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance visitors' park experience.

Saturday, July 21, amphitheater - "Lost but Found, Safe and Sound" with Jeanette Sinclair (no dogs allowed). Meet rescue dogs and their handlers. Learn what goes into a search and rescue and how you can be found safe and sound.

Tuesday, July 24, amphitheater - "Plant Identification" with Marty Giles. Stroll through the campground and discover the common plants found in the park and how to identify them.

Wednesday, July 25, amphitheater (2-3:30 p.m.) - Oregon Old Time Fiddlers. Old time music and fiddling with audience participation. It is fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, July 25, meeting yurt - "Birds of Bandon" with Harv Schubothe. Learn about the many birds that can be seen in and around Bandon and why the Bandon area attracts so many birds.

Thursday, July 26, amphitheater - "Marine Mammals" with Bill Binnewies. Come learn about seal, sea lions and the great whales that are commonly seen along the Oregon Coast. It’s a whale of a time.

Friday, July 27, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall, who will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance visitors' park experience.

Saturday, July 28, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall.

Tuesday, July 31, meeting yurt - "U.S. Coast Guard Station Coos Bay." Meet local Coast Guard personnel and hear how they support their missions and accomplish a variety of duties as they stand watch over the dynamic and sometimes dangerous coast.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, meeting yurt - "Bandon Cranberry Farming" with the Cram family. A glimpse at cranberry farming along the Oregon Coast and what it takes to be a successful cranberry grower.

Thursday, Aug. 2, amphitheater - "Coquille River Salmon in Our Watershed" with Darcy Grahek. As part of the collaborative Big Fish Vision, Grahek, OSU Extension Master Naturalist, will talk about the function of the Coquille Watershed as the nursery that produces salmon runs of coho, Chinook and steelhead. Crab, shrimp and many ocean fish also depend on a healthy watershed to produce healthy populations.

Friday, Aug. 3, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall, who will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance visitors' park experience.

Saturday, Aug. 4, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall.

Tuesday, Aug. 7, amphitheater - "Plant Identification" with Marty Giles. Stroll through the campground and discover the common plants found in the park and how to identify them.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, amphitheater (2-3:30 p.m.) - Oregon Old Time Fiddlers. Old time music and fiddling with audience participation. It is fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, meeting yurt - "Tsunami Disaster Preparedness" with Mike Murphy. Learn how to prepare for a tsunami and other disasters. What’s in your bug-out bag?

Thursday, Aug. 9, amphitheater - "Bandon Beach Treasures" with Haven Andrist. Uncover the rocks, fossils and petrified wood found on local beaches and learn how to identify them.

Friday, Aug. 10, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall, who will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance visitors' park experience.

Saturday, Aug. 11, amphitheater - "Lost but Found, Safe and Sound" with Jeanette Sinclair. Meet rescue dogs and their handlers. Learn what goes into a search and rescue and how to be found safe and sound. (No dogs allowed.)

Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting yurt - "Birds of Bandon" with Harv Schubothe. Learn about the many birds that can be seen in and around Bandon and why the Bandon area attracts so many birds.

Wednesday, Aug. 15, meeting yurt - "Bandon Cranberry Farming" with the Clarke Family. A glimpse at cranberry farming along the Oregon Coast and what it takes to be a successful cranberry grower.

Thursday, Aug. 16, meeting yurt - "Exploring Oregon’s South Coast" with Steve Greif. Travel through time as you learn about the colorful history of the South Coast, from Native Americans through WWII.

Friday, Aug. 17, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall, who will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance visitors' park experience. 

Saturday, Aug. 18, amphitheater - Bullards Beach Interpretive Park Ranger talk with Patrick Newhall, who will speak on a wide variety of natural and cultural topics to enhance visitors' park experience. 

Tuesday, Aug. 21, meeting yurt - U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, Sector North Bend. Meet local Coast Guard personnel and hear how they support their missions and accomplish a variety of duties as they stand watch over the dynamic and sometimes dangerous Coast.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, amphitheater (2-3:30 p.m.) - Oregon Old Time Fiddlers. Old time music and fiddling with audience participation. It is fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, Aug. 22, meeting yurt - "Forces of Nature" with Wesley Koster. How to stay safe while enjoying the Oregon Coast. Topics of beach safety and recreation are discussed in the context of natural science.

Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting yurt - "Crabbing and Clamming" with Jim Heinrich. What are crab 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.

Friday, Aug. 24, amphitheater - "Western Snowy Plovers" with Patrick Newhall. Examine one of Oregon Coast’s most fascinating species of bird.

Saturday, Aug. 25, amphitheater - "Lost but Found, Safe and Sound," with Jeanette Sinclair. Meet rescue dogs and their handlers. Learn what goes into a search and rescue, and how to be found safe and sound. (No dogs allowed, please.)

Tuesday, Aug. 28, meeting yurt - "Oregon Coast Historic Railway" with Dick Jamsguard. Learn how the historic railway shaped the regions history and the importance of preserving local railroad and logging equipment.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, meeting yurt - "Tsunami Disaster Preparedness" with Mike Murphy. Learn how to prepare for a tsunami and other disasters. What’s in your bug-out bag?

Thursday, Aug. 30, meeting yurt - USCG Station Coos Bay, Coquille River. Meet local Coast Guard personnel and hear how they support their missions and accomplish a variety of duties as they stand watch over the dynamic and sometimes dangerous coast.

Friday, Aug. 31, amphitheater - "Western Snowy Plovers" with Park Ranger Patrick Newhall. Learn about one of the Oregon Coast’s most fascinating species of bird.

Saturday, Sept. 1, amphitheater - "Bandon Beach Treasures" with Haven Andrist. Uncover the rocks, fossils and petrified wood found on local beaches and learn how to identify them.

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