Scott and Marca Babcock

Scott and Marca BabcockScott Babcock was born in Butte, Montana and grew up in Wenatchee, Washington where he learned to appreciate and value the value of outdoors. He further developed a love for the outdoors while attending Dartmouth College and joined the Outing Club as well as completing a major in Geoscience. At the University of Washington, his PhD research was located in the heart of the North Cascades. After completing his degree he took a job at Western Washington University where he conducted field research projects in the Cascades and Olympics as well as the Grand Canyon, Scotland, New Zealand and Antarctica. Scott also worked during summers and holidays as a naturalist for Lindblad/National Geographic and Zeagram Expeditions on cruises ranging from Alaska and Arctic Norway to the Antarctic Peninsula.

Marca Babcock was born in Ritzville, Washington but grew up in Bellingham where some of her fondest memories are of riding her horse through woods and fields near her home on Chuckanut Drive.  She completed a BA in Education and an MS in Environmental Education at Western Washington University. Marca is currently a third-grade teacher in the Bellingham School District. In addition to teaching children, she as spent the last ten summers working as a naturalist for Lindblad/National Geographic in Southeast Alaska; hiking, kayaking and teaching all ages about nature.