Carnivorous (and Other) Plants of the Oregon Dunes

Upcoming Events

March 3, 2023

Carnivorous Plants of the Oregon Coast

until March 5, 2023

It’s an awesome experience to see carnivorous plants growing in the wild. Most carnivorous plants on the Central Oregon Coast tend to grow in unique and fragile bogs, though some grow in wet meadows adjacent to the tallest coastal dunes in the world. Exploring these habitats can be a damp experience and thick brush is often up close and personal to you, but College Outdoors provides all the gear you need. Everything on the coast, even in February, is 100 shades of green! . Huge ancient evergreen trees and giant coastal dunes are attractions on some trails we’ll explore. We’ll stay in cozy yurts with heat and electricity, (though you can have a single tent if you prefer) and we’ll venture out to explore the bogs, the incredible beaches, sand dunes, and forests of the Central Oregon Coast.

How to Register

Registration Opens:

Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Trip Fee: $95 / $48*

*If you qualify for any federal financial aid, the trip fee is cut in half thanks to scholarship funding from ASLC. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and apple/samsung/google pay. 

How to Sign Up:

To register for a trip, stop by the College Outdoors pop-up desk in East Hall, outside the office for the Vice President of Student Life, by Maggie’s Courtyard. The desk is staffed Monday - Friday 11:30am-1:30pm, and Monday - Thursday 4pm-6pm.

When trips are first posted on Fridays, you can write your name on the paper trip sign-up sheet to save your spot until the following Tuesday at 5pm. You can pay to secure your spot right away, or return to pay by that following Tuesday at 5pm. After that, all trips spots are first-paid, first-served.

Trip Type

  • Overnight in rustic yurts or cabins
  • Environmental Ed

Physical Demands

No experience necessary! We’ll teach you everything you need to know about plants and foraging.

Participants should be prepared to spend several hours outdoors walking on uneven terrain. Hiking distance and speed will be low since we’ll be looking for and learning about plants; about 3 miles per day.

This trip lends itself well to a wide variety of accessibility accommodations, including mobility accommodations. Contact outdoors@lclark.edu.

What to Expect

  • Sleeping indoors
  • Sleeping outdoors
  • Electricity
  • Wifi
  • Cell phone service
  • Heating
  • Beds
  • Bathrooms
  • Gender-inclusive bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food for any Dietary Restrictions

Amenities

Pre-Trip Meeting

College Outdoors trips have a Pre-Trip Meeting (PTM) prior to the trip to help you prepare, which takes place at the Sequoia warehouse on the Graduate Campus.

At this meeting you’ll meet the trip leaders and other participants, learn more about the trip activity, location, and schedule, and be given a packing list of everything you need for your trip. The trip leaders and Sequoia staff will then help you find and borrow anything on the packing list that you’d like to borrow. We have high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment, and it’s all free to use for your trip!

If you miss a Pre-Trip Meeting, check your email for important info you missed. 

Sequoia Warehouse

Sequoia is the College Outdoors warehouse, located on the Graduate Campus. Everything you’ll need is available for free when you come on a College Outdoors Trip. At Sequoia you will find:

  • Clothing needed for your trip, including any relevant outerwear and specialty items needed for the activity. Sizes range from XS - XXL and come in gendered an non-gendered designs. 
  • Gear needed for your trip, such as sleeping bags, backpacks, water bottles, and much much more.
  • Equipment such as tents, cookware, first-aid kits, and boats, which trip leaders will pack for each trip as needed.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms, which can also be used as changing rooms.
  • Staff available to answer your questions.