Harvest Dinner 2016: Glaciers of the North Cascades

Harvest Dinner 2016: Glaciers of the North Cascades
Program Series Learning Center Programs
When Oct 15, 2016 03:00 PM to Oct 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Single Accommodations $225.00
Double Accommodations $150.00
Triple Accommodations $115.00
Quadruple Accommodations $115.00
Cost with no Lodging $60.00
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Celebrate the arrival of autumn with a special seasonal dinner, fascinating presentation on glaciers and comfortable overnight accommodations in the heart of North Cascades National Park!

Join North Cascades Institute for a special feast featuring the bounty of our local harvest and an evening presentation on the glaciers of the North Cascades with National Park Service geologist Jon Riedel and photographer John Scurlock.

Our kitchen staff will prepare a dinner sourced from local producers to showcase our regional foodshed, with an emphasis on local growers and producers in Skagit and Whatcom counties.

Your registration includes the Harvest Dinner, presentation, overnight accommodations in our guest lodges and breakfast the next morning.

Harvest Dinner 2016: Glaciers of the North Cascades

Glaciers of Cascadia

For our special evening presentation, we will explore the past, present and future of ice in the Cascadia ecoregion. Dr. Jon Riedel, geologist and founder of the Glacier Monitoring Program with North Cascades National Park, will discuss how our local glaciers are responding to a warming climate and share recent research that examined how these changes will impact summer water supplies on the Skagit River. Bringing science to life through stunning aerial photography, John Scurlock will share his recent work documenting the current condition of many glaciers, and in some cases, offer comparisons with historical images that show dramatic changes. Scurlock will also take us on photographic journeys to see glaciers of Montana and British Columbia, as well as share some of his favorite images that display the aesthetic beauty of ice from the air.

Dr. Jon Riedel is a geologist with the U.S. National Park Service at North Cascades National Park and a member of board for the Skagit Climate Science Consortium. He holds a M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. For more than 30 years his research has focused on the sensitive response of Washington’s glaciers to climate change, from the last ice age 30,000 years ago to modern glaciers. Jon established glacier monitoring programs at all three of Washington's national parks that track seasonal changes in in accumulation, melt and runoff from eight glaciers. For more on his work see skagitclimatescience.org and nps.gov/noca/naturescience.

John Scurlock is a talented aerial photographer based in the North Cascades. His love of flying led him to build his own airplane — a project that took ten years — which has allowed him to explore the Cascades in a way few people can. He has been photographing mountains and glaciers from the air across North America since 2002, and his amazing photography is collected in the book Snow & Spire: Flights to Winter in the North Cascade Range. View more of his work at www.pbase.com/nolock.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Single, Double, Triple and Quad Accommodations are for families and groups who wish to guarantee lodging with specific individuals during their stay. Triple and Quad Accommodations will require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-use ladder. Hostel pricing is the cost for sharing a room with up to three other participants. The number of occupants per room (1-4) will be determined based on the total number of hostel guests each night. We do not guarantee a room with your requested roommate under this option, and you may be lodged in a mixed gender room. Please do not select this if you have participants under 18 in your group.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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