Learning Center Programs & Field Excursions

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Join us at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center for hands-on learning adventures with the Pacific Northwest’s best naturalists, artists, scientists and writers.

In addition to world-class educational opportunities on topics ranging from birds to watercolors to geology to "poets on the peaks,"  classes at the Learning Center offer comfortable accommodations in our guest lodges, delicious meals made from local, organic ingredients in our lakeside dining hall and naturalist-led activities in the Diablo Lake neighborhood.

We also offer Field Excursions that explore the natural and cultural history of Cascadia, including Mount Baker, the Methow Valley, the San Juan Islands, the Skagit Valley, Chelan Ridge, Seattle and beyond.

Our new slate of 2014 programs at the Learning Center and in the field is listed below. Registration is offered online or by phone. For personal assistance, feel free to call us at (360) 854-2599 or email nci@ncascades.org.

Check the links in the sidebar for information on scholarships, clock hours and academic credit and Frequently Asked Questions.

Sourdough Speakers Series #1: The Galloping Gourmet in the North Cascades

Sourdough Speakers Series #1: The Galloping Gourmet in the North Cascades

May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Sourdough Speakers Series #2: Mountain Photography & Microbrews

Sourdough Speakers Series #2: Mountain Photography & Microbrews

May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Hands to Work: Stewardship Weekend

Hands to Work: Stewardship Weekend

May 30, 2014 - Jun 01, 2014
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Wild Poetry at Hart's Pass

Wild Poetry at Hart's Pass

Aug 01, 2014 - Aug 03, 2014
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Citizen Science BioBlitz: Dragonflies of the Methow

Citizen Science BioBlitz: Dragonflies of the Methow

Aug 10, 2014 - Aug 11, 2014
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Citizen Science BioBlitz: Maple Pass Plant Inventory

Citizen Science BioBlitz: Maple Pass Plant Inventory

Aug 17, 2014 - Aug 18, 2014
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Citizen Science BioBlitz: Butterflies in the High Cascades

Citizen Science BioBlitz: Butterflies in the High Cascades

Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Field Guide to North Cascades Institute

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