Producer: Vince Patton   Videographer/Editor: Nick Fisher   Audio: Randy Layton  


Children learn that sea cucumbers can be softer than the look and crabs tickle when they crawl up their arms.

Boys find an urchin during Tillamook schools' second grade day at the bay.

Boys find an urchin during Tillamook schools’ second grade day at the bay.

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In Tillamook, Oregon, all second graders get a lesson in ocean life that takes them from the classroom to the tide pools near Netarts Bay.
All of Tillamook's second graders get a trip each year to the beach to learn about sea life right where they live.

All of Tillamook’s second graders get a trip each year to the beach to learn about sea life right where they live.

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The science program has become an annual tradition called 2nd grade day at the bay.

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