OAR Northwest is a Seattle, USA based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit adventure education organization, exploring the world’s water under human power, delivering innovative STEM curriculum to classrooms online and through school visits, and performing research from our vessel of opportunity.

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2016 Adventure: Mississippi River is happening now!  Click here to find out where our team of adventurers are at in their 100 day journey down the Mississippi River, learn about the impacts they have had on students along the way, and the critical science experiments being performed.

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4 months ago
In An International First, Surfer Conquers The Atlantic Alone On A Paddleboard

Big news in the ocean adventure community! Congratulations!

Chris Bertish set out from Morocco to become the first to make the crossing alone on a stand-up paddleboard. On Thursday, after 93 days, he paddled into the West Indies, with a whole ocean behind him.

5 months ago
Philip

Except for boredom (seldom bored out there), this list just about sums it up!

My cousin asked his English students to brainstorm for an essay on rowing across an ocean, the kids are fairly on point👌

7 months ago
Outside Science (inside parks): Taking the Pulse of a Wild River

Pat Fleming, OAR Northwest alum from 2013/14 trips has been up to adventure and science out west in Dinosaur National Monument on boats. Check him out in this video from the National Park ... See more

Episode 12: Taking the Pulse of a Wild River in Dinosaur National Monument

7 months ago
Record-breaking wave recorded in North Atlantic

62 feet!?!?! .... looks like it's time to dust off the ocean rowboat and go surfing again lol

A colossal wave recorded in the North Atlantic has smashed previous records for size.

7 months ago
LSU scientist teams with rowboat team to research Mississippi River water

AMR2016 river/shore crew, OARNW & LSU: bringing science to life on the Mississippi River!!! Thanks for the story, @Kyle.Peveto 🙂

Adventurers rowing old-fashioned wooden boats down the Mississippi are helping LSU scientists study the river in a new way.

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

This journey is done but not quite over. The rowers must still make it 22 miles up river to the last road in Venice and there are more schools to visit. A trip like this comes with a responsibility ... See more

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

The four of them have thoughts coming fast and varied and unknown to one another, and perhaps they jump back to the very beginning. A small lake in Minnesota surrounded by tall trees. Rain drops ... See more

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

At the end of the river is a small sand bar half covered with thick reeds, dead ones litter the beach. It burns easy and camp food is cooked over open flames and a most nontraditional but delicious ... See more

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

Here in the south pass something happens. Industry all but vanishes and the river that grew mighty and filled with big ships becomes a smaller river. More fish jump. Crab traps fill the edges of ... See more

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

From the crowsfoot, at river mile number zero, there are three choices. South, South West and South East pass. The crew heads to the south pass and to the tiny fish camp of port Eads. This is not ... See more