After canceling last year’s Low Tide Learning classes due to the pandemic, the Newport Parks and Recreation Department is trying again. This class was in high demand in 2019, its first year, and organizers are hoping to be able to safely hold this outdoor class with all COVID precautions taken, including masks and social distancing.

Are you curious about what lives below the tides? Want to know what’s safe to eat in an emergency situation or a fun dinner party? Join this class for an exploration of tide pools. Explore what creatures inhabit these ever-changing environments and take a look at the many seaweeds of the Oregon coast.

The class will be held at Seal Rock State Park at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. A separate class will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, also at Seal Rock State Park.

The cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child (16 and under) or $25 per family (pre registration is required). Class space is limited to 10. While everyone is welcome, people should be aware there is steep hill down to the beach with a paved trail. Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet or rubber boots. The rocks will be slippery. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone must wear masks.

To register for the class, go to the parks and rec Facebook page — search for “The City of Newport Parks and Recreation” — and click on the “Events” tab, or call 541-265-4859.

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