With over 30 years of experience as a nature guide, educator and park ranger, Roy Simpson (aka Ranger Roy) welcomes the opportunity to assist you and your group with a variety of visitor activities and education programs that will help you explore and experience the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Ranger Roy Simpson at the Oregon Coast

Tours & Programs

Depending on your interests and time, Ranger Roy will personally guide you to explore and experience local sights such as tide pools, lighthouses, bird watching, marine mammals, and forest ecology. He can also advise you on local experiences, working with you to develop a custom itinerary.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Students exploring tidepools

Education & Training

Get help setting up and implementing field trips to make your class excursions into “Field Experiences.” Ranger Roy’s knowledge and connections with local attractions, agencies, and other educators will enhance and streamline your group trip to the Coast.

He is also available to visit your site to assess, consult, and aid in the development of existing curriculum, helping your group develop programs and lead educational/interpretive training and nature experiences.


Sharing Nature

As a park ranger and environmental educator, Ranger Roy has had the opportunity to work closely with Joseph Cornell, the author of Sharing Nature with Children and founder of SharingNature.com for over 25 years. With Cornell’s endorsement, Ranger Roy is able to lead Sharing Nature trainings and programs, which utilize simple hands-on activities in order to experience and deepen one’s personal connection to nature.

Workshop participants create a "Model of a Tree"
The view from Roy & Cristina's lovely home near the Oregon Coast


If you are in need of a comfortable place to stay, Roy and his wife Cristina share their lovely home in Toledo, OR (ten miles east of Newport and the Oregon Coast). Ask about a special discount to combine a stay with custom guided tours or services.


Contact Ranger Roy Simpson