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 away from the Learning Center 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 2015 programs at the Learning Center and in the field is listed below. Registration is offered online or by phone. For assistance, feel free to call us at (360) 854-2599 or email nci@ncascades.org.

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

Citizen Science: Baker Lake Cleanup

Citizen Science: Baker Lake Cleanup

Oct 03, 2015 - Oct 04, 2015
Instructors: Institute staff

 

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Watercolors in the North Cascades: Deciduous Trees and Conifers

Watercolors in the North Cascades: Deciduous Trees and Conifers

Oct 09, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Instructors: Molly Hashimoto

 

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Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures

Mushrooms and Culinary Ventures

Oct 09, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015
Instructors: Lee Whitford

 

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Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence

Sit, Walk, Write: Nature and the Practice of Presence

Oct 23, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015
Instructors: Holly Hughes, Kurt Hoelting

 

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Salmon on the Nooksack

Salmon on the Nooksack

Nov 07, 2015
Instructors: Brady Green

 

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Field Guide to North Cascades Institute
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