Seattle's Wild Side: Natural History of the Emerald City

Seattle's Wild Side: Natural History of the Emerald City
Program Series Field Excursions
When Sep 28, 2014 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Class Tuition $95.00
Clock hours 6.0
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You don't have to drive to the Cascades or take a ferry to the Olympic Peninsula to engage your connection with the earth -- even in the heart of the Emerald City, we are surrounded by nature.

From downtown to down by the Sound, explore Seattle's wild side with David Williams, author of Stories in Stone: Travels in Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. With humor, enthusiasm and sharp observation skills, David will open our eyes to the natural wonders of the urban environment and reveal secrets previously hidden beneath the hustle and bustle of the city.

The day will begin under the towering trees of Schmitz Park, where we'll get up close and personal with one of Seattle's last old growth forests. We'll proceed along the Duwamish River, where we'll read the record of Seattle’s most active earthquake zone. Next we'll head to Pioneer Square to start a two-mile-long transect to investigate 330-million-year-old fossils and see where mammoths once roamed.

Think globally, learn locally: discover Seattle's wild side!

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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