In the Company of Corvids: Ravens, Crows and Jays

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In the Company of Corvids: Ravens, Crows and Jays
Program Series Learning Center classes and retreats
When Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:30 AM to Sun Jun 29, 2014 03:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Tuition Includes hands-on instruction, 2 nights lodging and 7 meals
Single Accommodations $510.00
Double Accommodations $340.00
Triple Accommodations $255.00
Clock hours 18.0
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A murder and unkindness are more amicable than they might seem when you find out that a “murder” is a flock of crows and an “unkindness” a flock of ravens.

These intriguing birds, along with jays, magpies and nutcrackers, comprise the corvid family. The iridescence of their black-blue plumage glimmers with the mythology they embody for many cultures across the world.

Visit Skagit forests, Methow meadows and the passes in between in search of the birds in their various habitats. John Marzluff, University of Washington professor of wildlife biology and foster parent to Mariana crows, will be your guide, bringing to life concepts from his award-winning books including Gifts of the Crow and In the Company of Crows and Ravens.

Observe corvids’ habits and personalities firsthand and realize your part in the “cultural co-evolution” corvids and humans have long shared.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

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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